Rachel Carson

 

If it weren't for Rachel Carson, the environmental movement might not exist today. Her popular 1962 book Silent Spring raised awareness of the dangers of pollution and the harmful effects of chemical pesticides on humans and on the world's lakes and oceans. (1907—1964 )

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ALFRED EISENSTAEDT—TIME LIFE PICTURES/GETTY IMAGES
Date: 
February 25, 2013
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