May 27 is the anniversary of the birth of Rachel Carson. Carson’s birth was May 17 1907 — 105 years ago.
Good writers and good scientists deserve to be celebrated. Carson was both a good scientist and great writer. We have two reasons to celebrate her birth.
One way you might appropriately celebrate: Check with your local public library this week, to see whether they have both Carson’s book Silent Spring, and the best biography of Carson, by Linda Lear, Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature. If either one is missing, offer to donate the amount of money the library needs to purchase the book.
Spread the good words, spread the good news.
- Biography of Rachel Carson used for a class at Purdue University
- Information at RachelCarson.org, including much from Linda Lear
- “Rachel Carson and Nature’s Treasures,” for educators and others (links to significant YouTube video)