Commemorating Rachel Carson’s Environmental Influence

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Born: May 27, 1907
Springdale, Pennsylvania
Died: April 14, 1964
Silver Spring, Maryland

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Our planet needs more people to bring light to the environmental impacts of our ignorant behavior as Rachel Carson has. Rachel Carson was a marine biologist and a very influential American environmentalist that published the award-winning book Silent Spring in 1962. Her book is world wide known and is noted as a book that every human should read. You can see purchasing information online on amazon by clicking here. This was the start of an increase of environmental awareness of the 1970s and so on. It can be difficult to argue against multi-million dollar companies that are a crucial part of our economy yet Rachel Carson succeeded and her efforts lead to the ban of DDT used for pesticides.

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Rachel Carson House

Rachel Carson’s house is on the National Register of Historic Places. The homestead is located in Springdale, Pennsylvania, United States, 18 miles northeast of Pittsburgh along the Allegheny River (Wikepedia). She was born in this house yet wrote her books in her other house. The historic landmark is available to visit with the purchase of tickets on the landmark’s website.

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Rachel Carson’s Most Famous Quote

“But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.”
― Rachel Carson

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Sources Used 

  • https://www.flickr.com/photos/ccbarr
  • http://www.notablebiographies.com/Ca-Ch/Carson-Rachel.html#b
  • http://www.investigatingpower.org/journalist/rachel-carson/

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