Rachel Carson was a trained biologist and a best-selling author. In her writing, Carson presented scientific facts from an ecological perspective in a poetic writing style. She made science interesting and understandable to regular people. She was best known for her books Silent Spring and The Sea Around Us. Her writing about ecology and the dangers of pesticides was essential to the start of the environmental movement.
Rachel Carson stories from America’s Library
- Ecology for Everyone “Writing About the Ocean”
- Even the President “The Consequences of Silent Spring“
- What Would You Do? “Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring“
In Celebration of Rachel Carson Inside Adams May 21, 2010
Rachel Carson: Defender of the Natural World Inside Adams
Rachel Carson selected reading list includes links to online articles as well as print sources by and about Carson