Rachel Carson (Environmental Studies/1907-1964) was a biologist and writer who helped pioneer the modern environmental movement. Focusing on marine biology, she gained recognition for her books The Sea Around Us, which won the National Book Award in 1952, and The Edge of the Sea (1955). Carson’s most famous and influential work, Silent Spring (1962), exposed the unintended and devastating effects that pesticides like DDT can have on various organisms. Her work influenced how governments around the world implement environmental policies and has led to the conservation and protection of numerous species.
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