Carson, Rachel Louise


1907–1964 American writer and marine biologist who directed public attention to the misuse of pesticides with her 1962 publication Silent Spring.

Keywords: Silent Spring; cancer; DDT; marine biology; ocean

Further Reading

Carson RL (1962) Silent Spring. Boston: Haughton Mifflin.

Lear L (1997) Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature. New York: Henry Holt and Company.

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Gardner, Kirsten E(Apr 2001) Carson, Rachel Louise. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003585]