Rachel Carson

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson Full Name: Rachel Carson
Nationality: American

Profession: Marine Biologist and Writer
Why Famous: Began her career as an aquatic biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries before becoming a full-time nature writer in the 1950s. Her widely praised 1951 bestseller "The Sea Around Us" won her a U.S. National Book Award. Her next book, "The Edge of the Sea", and the reissued version of her first book, "Under the Sea Wind", were also bestsellers.

She was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter.

Born: May 25, 1907
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Springdale, Pennsylvania, USA

Died: April 14, 1964 (aged 56)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Historical Events in the Life of Rachel Carson

  • 1962-09-27 Rachel Carson publishes 'Silent Spring' about the deleterious impacts pesticide use in the US on the environment