Rachel Carson and Her Book that Changed the World
Once you are aware of the wonder and beauty of earth, you will want to learn about it, wrote Carson, the pioneering environmentalist and author of Silent Spring, the book that woke people up to the harmful impact humans are having on the planet.Rachel found many adventurous ways to study nature. She went diving to investigate coral reefs and tracked alligators through the Florida Everglades on a rumbling glades buggy. However, one of the bravest things she did was to write and publish Silent Spring, a book pointing out the dangerous effects of chemicals on the living world. Powerful men tried to stop publication of the book, but thankfully Rachel and her publishers persisted.