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Rachel Carson

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"Rachel Carson (1907-1964) was a pioneer woman scientist in the federal government, a respected author, and a tireless advocate for the ocean environment who helped bring about lasting environmental change. She has often been referred to as “the mother of the age of ecology.”  In her meticulously researched writings that range from poetic to scientific, Carson raised awareness of the natural world and the importance of environmental preservation. She dedicated her life’s work to understanding the impact of human activities on the environment and how environmental changes affected living organisms, including humans."

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