The Quotidian, September 5, 2010 ~ Beauties and Mysteries

“Those who dwell within the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.” ~ Rachel Carson (May 27, 1907 to April 14, 1964)

Rachel Carson was an American marine biologist and award-winning author. Her books include Under the Sea Wind (1941), The Sea Around Us (1951), and The Edge of the Sea (1955).

Carson is perhaps most well known for her book Silent Spring (1962). Perhaps the seminal work of the modern environmental movement, Silent Spring led to a growing environmental consciousness and the banning of the synthetic pesticide DDT.

Carson was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 

[Source: Rachel Carson quoted in frontspiece of The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring, by Richard Preston (2007). Biographical information and dates from Wikipedia, accessed September 4, 2010.]

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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