Rachel Carson (1907 – 1964) was an American marine biologist and conservationist. Her book, Silent Spring, along with her work, is given credit for helping the environmental movement. She won the National Book Award in 1951 for The Sea Around Us.
I was introduced to Rachel Carson’s work when I lived near beautiful, marshy, Beaufort, NC, which is a short boat ride, (or swim) from the Rachel Carson Reserve. To find out more about Rachel Carson, click HERE.
Rachel Carson Quotes:
- But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.
- The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place.
- It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility.
- It is not half so important to know as to feel.
- In every out thrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.
- One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?
Having spent most of my adult life either near the waters of Beaufort, NC or the waters of Beaufort, SC, I can fully appreciate Rachel Carson’s efforts to preserve waters, the beaches, the marshes, the wildlife.
This photo of Rachel Carson is in the public domain.