|Birthname||Carson, Rachel Louise|
|born on||27 May 1907 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )|
|Place||Springdale PA, USA, 40n32, 79w47|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||04°50' 00°34 Asc. 28°06'|
American marine biologist employed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for 16 years. Carson kept her job with the USFWS largely to support her widowed mother, sickly niece and the niece's son, whom she adopted after the death of the niece. Around the same time, she wrote "The Sea Around Us," 1951, and "Silent Spring," 1962, as well as two other popular books about ocean life. She was always able to combine the two loves of her life, nature and writing, despite consistent efforts to dismiss her as a frustrated spinster. In addition, Carson, through her writing, made science accessible, beautiful and exciting to the common person. In 1945, she first began to warn the public about the dangers to waterfowl of DDT, and that introducing DDT into the North American ecosystem could "upset the whole delicate balance of nature." Eerily, many of Carson's prophecies about the dangers of pesticides have come true. An educator too, she taught in various colleges.
Carson died on 4/14/1964, Silver Spring, MD.
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1951 ("The Sea Around Us")
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1962 (Book, "Silent Spring")
Deane Driscoll quotes her biography, Linda Lear, "Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature,"Holt & Company 1998, for "early morning hours."
Sheri Hartstein, same, adding that the meticulously researched biography gives on pp.15 quotes from her
"mother's diary" (of which all that remains is a three page chronicle of Rachel's babyhood), and so possibly
the "early morning hours" information comes from her
mother's diary, though this isn't specifically stated.
(Formerly, Robert Jansky quoted Penfield in "Feminine Movement" for 1:00 PM and Penfield gave same as spec.)
- Vocation : Politics : Government employee (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
- Vocation : Science : Biology (Marine biology)
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
- Notable : Book Collection : American Book