Rachel Carson - marine biologist and nature writer

Rachel Louise Carson was an American marine biologist and nature writer whose writings are attributed with advancing the global environmental movement. Carson in progress her career as a biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, and become a full time nature writer in the 1950s. She extensively praised 1951 bestseller The Sea Around Us won her financial safety and recognition as a gifted writer. Her next book, The Edge of the Sea, and the republished edition of her first book, Under the Sea Wind, were also bestsellers. Together, her sea trilogy explores the entire of ocean life, from the shores to the exterior to the deep sea.

Carson had become anxious about the use of synthetic pesticides, several of which had been developed through the military funding of science since Second World War. In the late 1950s, Carson turned her notice to conservation and the environmental problems cause by synthetic pesticides. The result was Silent Spring, which bring environmental concerns to an unprecedented piece of the American public. Silent Spring spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy foremost to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticide and the grassroots environmental group the book inspired led to the creation of the Environmental safety Agency. Carson was posthumously awarded the Presidential award of Freedom by Jimmy Carter.

Born Name
Rachel Louise Carson
Date Of Birth
May 27, 1907
Place Of Birth
Springdale, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Marine biologist, writer
Nature writing
Marine biology, ecology, pesticides
Notable work(s)
Silent Spring
Date Of Death
April 14, 1964
Place Of Death
Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.

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