The Life of Rachel Carson

by Hannah

Rachel Carson was a writer, scientist, and ecologist. She was born on May

27, 1907 in Springdale, Pennsylvania. She had a life-long love of the living

world and nature itself. Rachel graduated from the Pennsylvania College for

Women, which is now known as Chatam College, in 1929. Then she got her

Master’s Degree in zoology from John Hopkins University in 1932.

She then wrote pamphlets on natural resources and she edited scientific

articles. She wrote a book called Under the Sea-Wind and had it published

in 1941. She then also wrote a book called The Sea Around Us in 1952,

which was followed by The Edge of the Sea in 1955. She wrote many other

books after that. At that point she was famous as a naturalist and a science

writer.

Carson challenged the practices of some scientists and the government. She

was then confronted by the chemical industry and the government. But she

wasn’t scared. In 1964 she testified before Congress for new policies to

protect human health and the envoirment. Rachel Carson died on April 14,

1964 in Silver Spring, Maryland after a long fight against breast cancer.

She once said, “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find

resources of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” I like this

quote because it shows how she thought of the earth, and it explained her

actions well.

Sources:
http://rachelcarson.org/
http://thinkexist.com/quotes/rachel_carson/

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