Rachel Carson Biography
Birthday: May 27, 1907 (Gemini)
Born In: Springdale
Rachel Carson was one of the pioneering modern environmentalists whose research papers and books have helped to create awareness about environmental pollution. The love for nature was instilled in Rachel by her mother when she was still a child. The young girl preferred to spend time among nature and wildlife. They had a big farm which was her constant source of learning about nature. When she grew up, she pursued her studies in zoology to enhance her knowledge about the environment. While she was a student Carson also engaged in part-time employment at the ‘U.S. Bureau of Fisheries’ to gain financial stability. Impressing her seniors, this knowledgeable and hardworking researcher soon earned a permanent position at the bureau. While working as a researcher, she also penned a few books. These books were based on her researches as a biologist and also advocated environmental safety. Some of these books concentrated on the marine world in particular and also the whole environment in general. She was against the use of pesticides and through her books, she wanted to make people aware of the aftermaths of using these chemicals and cited the extent to which human beings had already ruined the environment. Her books were highly appreciated and even won her a ‘National Book Award’.