Carson Rachel Louise


, Rachel Louise 1907-1964.
American environmentalist and writer whose best-known work, Silent Spring (1962), condemns the use of pesticides hazardous to wildlife.


(kär′sən), Rachel Louise 1907-1964.
American marine biologist and writer whose best-known book, Silent Spring (1962), was an influential study of the dangerous effects of synthetic pesticides. Public reaction to the book resulted in stricter controls on pesticide use and shaped the ideas of the modern environmental movement.
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