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Rachel Carson Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Rachel Carson
Place Of Birth
Springdale, USA
116 years old
Birth Date
May 26 1907

Rachel Carson Facts

Child Star?
Marine Biologist, Writer, Conservationist
Education & Qualifications
Johns Hopkins University
Net Worth
Roger Christie
Maria Frazier Mclean, Robert Warden Carson
Marian, Robert

About Rachel Carson 

Born in Springdale, Pennsylvania, Rachel Carson was an American environmentalist, writer, marine biologist, and conservationist.

Rachel Carson was an eminent personality. She has written over 24 books in her niche, with the most famous book being 'Silent Spring'.

Starting her career as an aquatic biologist at the US Bureau of Fisheries, Rachel Carson turned her career into being a full-time writer in 1950. Her first book 'Under The Sea Wind' was published in 1941 and won her the National Book Award. She became the first female American environmentalist to start an environmental movement that led to the ban of DDT and other pesticides. She is a person of science and nature.

Rachel Carson's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Rachel Carson’s net worth?

Rachel Carson earned a net worth in the range of $1-5 million throughout her life as a marine biologist, writer, and conservationist.

How much did Rachel Carson earn per year?

The average annual income of Rachel Carson is unknown in the public database.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Rachel Carson?

The height of Rachel Carson is not available in the database.

How old was Rachel Carson?

Born on May 27, 1907, Rachel Carson was 56 years old when she died on April 14, 1964.

Childhood And Education

Rachel Louise Carson was born in Springdale, Pennsylvania, to parents Maria Frazier Mclean and Robert Warden Carson. She had two siblings named Robert and Marian.

After completing high school, Rachel Carson enrolled in Pennsylvania College for Women, presently known as Chatham University, where she studied English and biology. She graduated magna cum laude in 1929 with many publications in the school newspaper. Later, she studied zoology and genetics at Johns Hopkins University.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Rachel Carson’s partner?

Rachel Carson was never married and never had any children of her own. She adopted Roger Christie, who was her grand nephew.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

In 1936, Rachel Carson became an aquatic biologist at the US Fish and Wildlife Services. She became the editor-in-chief of their publications in 1949. The first-ever book that Rachel Carson wrote was 1941's 'Under The Sea Wind' published by Penguin Group. Her books were known because of their scientific accuracy and poetic meditation. Her 1951 book 'The Sea Around Us' was a national best seller and was translated into 30 languages. In 1955, she published her third book 'The Edge Of The Sea'.

By 1962, Rachel Carson had published her infamous book 'Silent Spring' in the New Yorker. It changed the course of the environmental movement. Following the book, the National Pesticide Policy was altered, and there was a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides. The book's title was reportedly inspired by John Keats' poem 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci'.

Rachel Carson died of breast cancer in 1964. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of freedom in 1980.

What awards did Rachel Carson win?

Rachel Carson won the National Book Award for her work 'The Sea Around Us', her poetic meditation. She also won the Audubon Medal and Cullum Geographical Medal for changing the National Pesticide Policy.

Other Interesting Rachel Carson Facts And Trivia

  • Rachel Carson was a faculty at the University of Maryland for five years, from 1931-1936.

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