Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson


Born
in Springdale, Pennsylvania, The United States
May 27, 1907

Died
April 14, 1964

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Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) 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 conserva
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Silent Spring

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3.95 avg rating — 27,665 ratings — published 1962 — 80 editions
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The Sea Around Us

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4.19 avg rating — 2,135 ratings — published 1951 — 40 editions
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The Sense of Wonder

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4.40 avg rating — 1,142 ratings — published 1956 — 21 editions
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The Edge of the Sea

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Under the Sea Wind

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Lost Woods: The Discovered ...

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Always, Rachel: The Letters...

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The Rocky Coast

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More books by Rachel Carson…
“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”
Rachel Carson

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

“It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.”
Rachel Carson, The Sea Around Us

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