• Carson, shown here with American wildlife artist Bob Hines, worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Hines illustrated Carson’s book Under the Sea Wind.

Rachel Carson

From Canoes: A Natural History in North America by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims

  • Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring has been credited with kicking off the “modern” environmental movement, although she died of breast cancer several months after publication and did not live to see the changes in American society in the late 1960s and 1970s.
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