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BC: Sources- -Jezer, Marty. Rachel Carson. New York : Chelsea House, c1988. -"Carson, Rachel Louise (1907-1964)." DISCovering Authors. Online ed. Detroit: Gale,2003. Student Resource Center - Gold. Gale. Upper Merion Area HighSchool.4Dec.2009. -"Carson, Rachel." Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society. Ed. Graham A. Colditz. Vol. 1. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Inc., 2007. 175-176. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 26 Feb. 2010.

FC: In The Words of Rachel Carson

1: Rachel Carson devoted her life to making people aware of the world around us. She did so through writing articles and books that gave people a new insight on nature and our environment. Although her words weren't acknowledged by everyone at the time, they leave a lasting effect to this day.

2: Under the Sea-Wind was Rachel's first book, written in 1941. It was a depiction of ocean life as the creatures experienced it. | In 1937, Carson wrote an article, "Undersea," that was published in the Atlantic Monthly. Success with this article motivated Rachel to continue writing about nature and the environment.

3: The Sea Around Us was written by Rachel in 1951.The goal for this book was to create a easily understandable, yet scientifically accurate depiction of the sea. | "The Bat Knew it First," was an article published in 1944. It was a description about bats and their ability to "see" with sound waves, and the development of radar.

4: Rachel's third book, "The Edge of the Sea," was based on the way plants and animals of the sea depend on each other. | In 1956, Carson wrote "Help Your Child to Wonder." She wrote it in an effort to portray the world of nature to children. It was later published as a book, called The Sense of Wonder.

5: In 1962, Rachel Carson had her final book published, Silent Spring. It discussed the hazardous effects of pesticide use and other issues in the environment.

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