What a country chooses to save is what a country chooses to say about itself.
~Mollie Beattie ~


Rachel Carson was born on May 27, 1907, in Springdale, Pennsylvania. Carson spent most of her professional career working in marine biology, and she first won fame as the author of three books - The Sea Around Us, The Edge of the Sea, and Under the Sea Wind - with a marine biology focus.

Rachel Carson

However, the 1962 publication of Silent Spring was her crowning achievement. Silent Spring describes in great detail the effects of indiscriminate pesticide use on the environment. It is widely credited with helping to launch the modern environmental movement.