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Rachel Carson

  1. 1. Rachel Carson By: Kate N.
  2. 2. Early Life <ul><li>Born: May 27, 1907 Died: April 14, 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>Rachel was a… </li></ul><ul><li>Writer </li></ul><ul><li>Scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Ecologist </li></ul>
  3. 3. Schooling <ul><li>Rachel graduated from Parnassus in May 1925. She graduated first in her class. The yearbook's editors wrote a poem for each graduating senior. Her poem read: </li></ul><ul><li>Rachel's like the mid-day sun Always very bright Never stops her studying 'til she gets it right </li></ul><ul><li>In June she was notified that she had won the $100 scholarship for the 40th Senatorial District. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1929 Rachel then graduated from Pennsylvania College for Women and studied at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1932 she received her MA in zoology from John Hopkins University. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Bureau of Fisheries <ul><li>During the Depression she was hired by the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries to write radio scripts. After being the first women to take and pass the civil service test in 1936, the Bureau of Fisheries hired her as a full-time junior biologist. </li></ul>
  5. 5. National Wildlife Refuge <ul><li>In 1943, went to the position of aquatic biologist, then assistant editor for the National Wildlife Refuge, and then editor-in-chief of all Fish and Wildlife Service publications. </li></ul><ul><li>There, her work included: </li></ul><ul><li>reviewing manuscripts </li></ul><ul><li>overseeing the Fish and Wildlife Service Library and its staff </li></ul><ul><li>preparing congressional testimony </li></ul><ul><li>writing speeches for Fish and Service personnel </li></ul>
  6. 6. Robert Hines and Rachel Carson <ul><li>National wildlife artist Bob Hines (1912 - 1994) Rachel Carson spent many hours along the Atlantic coast visiting national wildlife refuges and gathering material for many of the agency's pamphlets and technical publications. In this picture, Hines and Carson search out marine specimens in the Florida Keys around 1955, which Hines drew as illustrations for Carson's third book, &quot;The Edge of the Sea.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Writing <ul><li>Rachel wrote pamphlets on conservation and natural resources and edited scientific articles. However, in her free time she turned her government research into lyric prose, first as an article, and then a book. Her books include: </li></ul><ul><li>Under the Sea-Wind </li></ul><ul><li>The Sea Around Us </li></ul><ul><li>The Edge of the Sea </li></ul><ul><li>Silent Spring </li></ul><ul><li>Printemps silencieux‎ </li></ul><ul><li>Lost Woods </li></ul><ul><li>The Sense of Wonder </li></ul>These books constituted a biography of the ocean and made Carson famous as a naturalist and science writer for the public. Embedded within all of Rachel’s writing was the view that human beings were but one part of nature distinguished primarily by their power to alter it, in some cases irreversibly.
  8. 8. Sources.. <ul><li>Carson, Rachel, and Edward Osborne Wilson. Silent Spring . 40. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002. </li></ul><ul><li>Lear, Linda. “Rachel Carson.” Washington Post . 15 Jan 2009 <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/books/chap1/rachelcarson.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>___. “Rachel Carson Biography.” Rachel Carson Homestead . 15 Jan 2009 <http://www.rachelcarsonhomestead.org/Default.aspx?tabid=97>. </li></ul><ul><li>___. “Rachel Carson’s Biography.” The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson . 15 Jan 2009 <http://www.rachelcarson.org/Biography.aspx>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Rachel Carson.” Time . Time Inc.. 15 Jan 2009 <http://www.time.com/time/time100/scientist/profile/carson.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Rachel Carson.” Women in History . Lakewood Public Library. 15 Jan 2009 <http://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/cars-rac.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.” U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service . 15 Jan 2009 <http://www.fws.gov/northeast/rachelcarson/carsonbio.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Rachel Carson Quotes.” About.com: Women’s History . The New York Times Company. 15 Jan 2009 <http://womenshistory.about.com/od/quotes/a/rachel_carson.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Women of the Century.” Discovery Education . Discovery, 15 Jan 2009 <http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/womenofthecentury/phenomenalwomen/space.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Women of the Hall.” National Women’s Hall of Fame . National Women’s hall of Fame. 15 Jan 2009 <http://www.greatwomen.org/women.php?action=viewone&id=34>. </li></ul>