Rachel Carson (1906- 1962)   <ul><li>“ The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the uni...
Biographical Information   <ul><li>Biologist </li></ul><ul><li>Ecologist </li></ul><ul><li>Writer </li></ul><ul><li>Born: ...
Education   <ul><li>Mother arose passion for nature and the living world </li></ul><ul><li>Passions first expressed in wri...
Work Profession <ul><li>Hired from U.S. Bureau of Fisheries to write radio scripts during the Great Depression </li></ul><...
Writing Profession   <ul><li>Resigned herself from government service in 1952 and dedicated herself to writing. </li></ul>...
Scientific Articles   <ul><li>“ Undersea” 1937 for  Atlantic Monthly  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Help Your Child to Wonder” 1956 ...
Scientific Books <ul><li>Under the Sea Wind (1941) Ocean life struggles </li></ul><ul><li>The Sea Around Us (1951) Geograp...
Scientific Books <ul><li>The Edge of the Sea (1955) To identify inhabitants of the sea, the marshes, tide pools, and shall...
Scientific Books <ul><li>Silent Spring (1962) Provides first public evidence of how pesticides were poisoning our environm...
The End   <ul><li>Testified in Court (1963) called for new policies to protect human health and environment. </li></ul><ul...
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  1. 1. Rachel Carson (1906- 1962) <ul><li>“ The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.” </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> Rachel Carson (1954) </li></ul>
  2. 2. Biographical Information <ul><li>Biologist </li></ul><ul><li>Ecologist </li></ul><ul><li>Writer </li></ul><ul><li>Born: May 27, 1906 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In Springfield, Pennsylvania </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Died: April 14, 1964 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In Silver Spring, Maryland </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Education <ul><li>Mother arose passion for nature and the living world </li></ul><ul><li>Passions first expressed in writing, then in study of marine biology </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated from Pennsylvania College for Women in 1929 </li></ul><ul><li>Studied at Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory </li></ul><ul><li>Received MA in zoology from John Hopkins University in 1932 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Work Profession <ul><li>Hired from U.S. Bureau of Fisheries to write radio scripts during the Great Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Began fifteen year career as scientist and editor in 1936 </li></ul><ul><li>Rose to Editor-in-Chief of all publications for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service </li></ul>
  5. 5. Writing Profession <ul><li>Resigned herself from government service in 1952 and dedicated herself to writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Articles designed on teaching about wonder and beauty of living world. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Scientific Articles <ul><li>“ Undersea” 1937 for Atlantic Monthly </li></ul><ul><li>“ Help Your Child to Wonder” 1956 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Our Ever Changing Shore” 1957 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Scientific Books <ul><li>Under the Sea Wind (1941) Ocean life struggles </li></ul><ul><li>The Sea Around Us (1951) Geographical evidence and study of processes that formed earth, moon, and oceans. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Scientific Books <ul><li>The Edge of the Sea (1955) To identify inhabitants of the sea, the marshes, tide pools, and shallows- a world which mirrors the “spectacle of life in all its varied manifestations as it has appeared, evolved, died out.” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Scientific Books <ul><li>Silent Spring (1962) Provides first public evidence of how pesticides were poisoning our environment. </li></ul><ul><li>The Sense of Wonder (1965) Philosophy that adults need to nurture a child’s inborn sense of wonder about the natural world. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The End <ul><li>Testified in Court (1963) called for new policies to protect human health and environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Died 1964 from breast cancer. </li></ul>
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