If you have never read any of her ocean books, start with this one.
Rachel Carson - Rachel Carson grew up on a small Pennsylvania farm, where she spent hours exploring the outdoors. She always loved books, and when she was young thought she would be a writer. Her first publication was at age 10, in a children's magazine.
She went to the Pennsylvania College for Women. A required course in biology made her change assumptions about her career: She majored in zoology, and then went to Johns Hopkins for a masters degree in genetics. After completing her degrees inshe wrote science articles for newspapers and worked at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.
After her father's sudden death inshe needed to find more regular work to help support her family. She was hired by the Bureau of Fisheries later the U.
Fish and Wildlife Service in Washington, D. Her sister died inand Carson and her mother raised her two orphaned children. While working as a scientist-bureaucrat for the government, Carson continued writing. Inshe published Under the Sea-Wind, her first book. She was a quiet, private person, fascinated with the workings of nature from a scientific and aesthetic point of view.
Her science and nature writing was serialized in magazines, and she had a devoted following. She was able to retire inliving off her writing.
Her books brought her considerable fame, which she disliked but about which she maintained some humor. The fame was both positive and negative. In the wake of Silent Spring, which described the dangers of pesticides such as DDT and other chlorinated hydorcarbons, she was attacked personally and as a scientist by many -- such as chemical company representatives -- who had reason to fear her critiques.
She mostly did not reply, but let the book speak for itself. In one interview, however, she was asked by someone making the link between pesticides and agricultural output, "Miss Carson, what do you eat?
It was a best-seller for a year and was translated into many languages. As Esquire magazine wrote, "The book that her efforts resulted in was about the spraying and what it did to the birds and other creatures.
But that does not begin to describe its scope or account for its impact. One might just as well say that Darwin wrote about turtles and the Pacific islands where they were found.
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Article abstract: A marine biologist and gifted expositor, Rachel Carson wrote many articles as well as three lilting, lyrical books about the sea. She is most remembered, however, for her fourth.
Rachel Carson College is the first college at the University to bear a woman's name. Carson's birthplace and childhood home in Springdale, Pennsylvania, now known as the Rachel Carson Homestead, became a National Register of Historic Places site and the nonprofit Rachel Carson Homestead Association was created in to manage it.
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