I need personal information about Rachel Carson and her family?

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    Rachel Carson

    NAME: Rachel Carson

    BIRTHDATE: May 27, 1907

    BIRTHPLACE: Springdale, PA


    1925- entered Pennsylvania College for Women (now Chatham College)

    1929- graduated with honors, earning a scholarship to continue her studies at Johns Hopkins

    University in Baltimore, MD.

    1932- M.A. in Zoology from John Hopkins University.

    FAMILY BACKGROUND: The youngest of three children, Rachel Carson had a rugged upbringing in a simple farmhouse outside the western Pennsylvania river town of Springdale. She credited her mother with introducing her to the world of nature that became her lifelong passion.

    DESCRIPTION OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS: After completing her education, Carson joined the U. S. Bureau of Fisheries as the writer of a radio show entitled "Romance Under the Waters," in which she was able to explore life under the seas and bring it to listeners. In 1936, after being the first woman to take and pass the civil service test, the Bureau of Fisheries hired her as a full-time junior biologist, and over the next 15 years, she rose in the ranks until she was the chief editor of all publications for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    During the 1940s, Carson began to write books on her observations of life under the sea, a world as yet unknown to the majority of people. She resigned from her government position in 1952 in order to devote all her time to writing. The idea for her most famous book, Silent Spring, emerged, and she began writing it in 1957. It was published in 1962, and influenced President Kennedy, who had read it, to call for testing of the chemicals mentioned in the book. Carson has been called the mother of the modern environmental movement.

    DATE OF DEATH: April 14, 1964

    PLACE OF DEATH: Her home in Silver Spring, MD

    PORTRAYED BY: Celeste Earhart


    Rachel Carson Homestead

    Rachel Carson Council

    Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

    Rachel Carson Forum - a center for "new ideas and opinions about environmental issues facing Pennsylvania."

    Former Vice-President Al Gore's Introduction to the 1994 reissue of Silent Spring

    Rachel Carson is a charter inductee into the Ecology Hall of Fame


    1941-Under the Sea Wind

    1943-Food From the Sea: Fish and Shellfish of New England

    1944-Food From the Sea: Fish and Shellfish of the South Atlantic

    1951-The Sea Around Us

    1955-The Edge of the Sea

    1962-Silent Spring

    1965-The Sense of Wonder (posthumous)


    It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility.








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