Rachel Carson Biography

Rachel Louise Carson was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.

Carson began her career as an aquatic biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, and became a full-time nature writer in the 1950s. Her widely praised 1951 bestseller The Sea Around Us won her a U.S. National Book Award, recognition as a gifted writer, and financial security. Her next book, The Edge of the Sea, and the reissued version of her first book, Under the Sea Wind, were also bestsellers. This sea trilogy explores the whole of ocean life from the shores to the depths.

Late in the 1950s, Carson turned her attention to conservation, especially environmental problems that she believed were caused by synthetic pesticides. The result was Silent Spring, which brought environmental concerns to an unprecedented share of the American people. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Rachel Carson
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Marine biologist, Zoologist, Writer, Conservationist, Biologist, Author, Essayist
Date of Birth:
May 27, 1907
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Date of Death:
April 14, 1964
Age at Death:
56
Cause of Death:
Breast cancer, Myocardial infarction
Rachel Carson Timeline
  • 1962-09-27
    Rachel Carson publishes 'Silent Spring' about the deleterious impacts pesticide use in the US on the environment
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