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People/Characters: Rachel Carson

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16 Extraordinary American Women (Extraordinary Americans) by Emma Hahn
50 American Revolutions You're Not Supposed to Know: Reclaiming American Patriotism by Mickey Z
Always, Rachel: The Letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman, 1952-1964 - The Story of a Remarkable Friendship (Concord Library) by Rachel Carson
Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee
American Politics: A Graphic History by Laura Locker
Americane avventurose by Cristina De Stefanonot in English Common Knowledge
Americans Who Tell the Truth by Robert Shetterly
Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology by Frederick Rowe Davis
Courage for the Earth: Writers, Scientists, and Activists Celebrate the Life and Writing of Rachel Carson by Peter Matthiessen
Environmentalist Rachel Carson by Douglas Hustad
Firsts: the Book Collector's Magazine: January 2010 Volume 20, Number 1 by Kathryn Smiley
The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement (New Narratives in American History) by Mark Hamilton Lytle
Girls Who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists by Jeannine Atkins
Great Peacemakers: True Stories from Around the World by Ken Beller
The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch
House of Life: Rachel Carson at Work by Paul Brooks
How Lincoln Learned to Read: Twelve Great Americans and the Educations That Made Them by Daniel Wolff
Legends: Women Who Have Changed the World Through the Eyes of Great Women Writers by John Miller
Listening to Crickets: A Story About Rachel Carson (A Carolrhoda Creative Minds Book) by Candice F. Ransom
Living Downstream: A Scientist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment by Sandra Steingraber
The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science by Julie Des Jardins
Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskes
On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring by William Souder
Rachel Carson by Appleseeds magazine
Rachel Carson by Justine Fontes
Rachel Carson : author and environmentalist by Charnan Simon
Rachel Carson and the Environmental Movement (Cornerstones of Freedom. Second Series) by Elaine Landau
Rachel Carson Sparks the Environmental Movement (Core Library: Great Moments in Science) by Rebecca Rowell
Rachel Carson's Silent Spring by Alex MacGillivary
Rachel Carson: Clearing the Way for Environmental Protection by Mike Venezia
Rachel Carson: Fighting Pesticides and Other Chemical Pollutants (Voices for Green Choices) by Patricia Lantier-Sampon
Rachel Carson: Friend of Nature by Carol Greene
Rachel Carson: Friend of the Earth (Easy Biographies) by Francene Sabin
Rachel Carson: Pioneer of Ecology by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
Rachel Carson: The Wonder of Nature by Catherine Reef
Rachel Carson: Who Loved the Sea by Jean Lee Latham
Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature by Linda Lear
Rachel: The Story of Rachel Carson by Amy Ehrlich
The Story of Rachel Carson and the Environmental Movement (Cornerstones of Freedom) by Leila M. Foster
Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald by Tanya Lee Stone
Up Close: Rachel Carson by Ellen S. Levine
We the People: The Modern-Day Figures Who Have Reshaped and Affirmed the Founding Fathers' Vision of America by Juan Williams
What a Book Can Do: The Publication and Reception of Silent Spring (Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book) by Priscilla Coit Murphy
Women Scientists by Nancy Veglahn
Women: Around the World and Through the Ages by Sabrina Mervin

Character description

Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist, author, 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 some problems that she believed were caused by synthetic pesticides. The result was the book Silent Spring (1962), which brought environmental concerns to an unprecedented share of the American people. Although Silent Spring was met with fierce opposition by chemical companies, it spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy, which led to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides. It also inspired a grassroots environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.Carson was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter

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