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Rachel Carson- "Mother of modern environmentalism"-so ahead of her time. She sounded the alarm despite the predictable backlash form agribusiness and chemical companies who called her a "Hysterical female" and a communist.

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from io9

23 Science Books That Are So Exciting They Read Like Genre Fiction

First published in this meticulously researched science essay once and for all shattered the myth that pesticides such as DDT were safe for people and the environment. The outcry that followed was instrumental in launching the environmental movement.

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from TIME.com

The 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century

Learn more about Rachel Carson, environmentalist and leader, and the other ladies of Time's 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century

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Today's @google doodle features Rachel Carson, one of our women who totally rock at science! oak.ctx.ly/r/143al pic.twitter.com/4NrkzjG31Q

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from 74 FOOTWEAR DESIGN CONSULTING

Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964)

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from Good Housekeeping

125 Most Influential Women

Rachel Carson 1907 - 1964 
BIOLOGIST & ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST Her book Silent Spring, which warned of the perils of pesticide use, sparked a grassroots green movement and spurred the overhauling of our national policy on pesticides. Her work has saved countless lives — furred, feathered, finned, and human.

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The Sense of Wonder, Carson’s essay on how to nurture a child’s love of nature, sense of wonder and excitement

The Sense of Wonder, Carson’s essay on how to nurture a child’s love of nature, sense of wonder and excitement

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