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“One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, 'What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew i would never see it again?'” ― Rachel Carson, marine biologist, environmentalist, writer. Silent Spring (1962) spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy, which led to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides, and inspired a grassroots environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Rachel Carson American marine biologist and conservationist whose book 'Silent Spring' and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.

We still talk in terms of conquest. We still haven't become mature enough to think of ourselves as only a tiny part of a vast and incredible universe. Man's attitude toward nature is today critically important simply because we have now acquired a fateful power to alter and destroy nature. But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself / Rachel Carson

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.

Marine Biologist and Pioneering Environmentalist, Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring, US, 1952

Marine Biologist and Pioneering Environmentalist, Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring, US, 1952 -- Life Magazine - Photographer: Hank Walker

Rachel Carson is the founder of the modern environmental movement. She courageously spoke out against the chemical industry and their use of pesticides. Her book, Silent Spring, reminded us we are all part of a vulnerable world and we all have a responsibility to protect it. In 1963 she testified to Congress calling for measures to protect human health and the environment.

Rachel Carson is the founder of the modern environmental movement. She courageously spoke out against the chemical industry and their use of pesticides. Her book, Silent Spring, reminded us we are all part of a vulnerable world and we all have a responsib

I must go in, the fog is rising.  Emily Dickinson

How I met Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson 1830 - 1886 One of America’s greatest poets Emily Dickinson lived most of her life in seclusion. Her poems were published posthumously and received widespread literary praise for their bold and unconventional style. Her poetic style left a

Parish studied Rachel Carson's work closely, and wrote her thesis paper on a look back at Carson's work

Rachel Carson was considered a biologist but her seminal book Silent Spring was fundamental to the science of environmental chemistry. In it she sounded an early warning of the effects chemical processes and products would have on our ecosystem.

Dian Fossey, an American Zoologist was murdered in 1985. Fossey was discovered murdered in the bedroom of her cabin in the Virunga Mountains, Rwanda on December 27, 1985. The last entry in her diary read: “When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.”

DIAN FOSSEY (American zoologist, extensively studied groups of gorillas for 18 years, in the mountain forests of Rwanda, murdered in discovered in the bedroom of her cabin in Virunga Mountains, Rwanda)

Aeronautical engineer Laurel van der Wal had a career as a model, art instructor, & deputy sheriff before training to be a pilot. At UC she became an aeronautical engineer, winning the Society of Women Engineers Achievement Award in '61 when she was head of bioastronautics at Space Technology Labs. The press release emphasized that the "pretty head of bioastronautics at Space Technology Laboratories, Inc." was a "former model" even though LA Times had just named her Woman Scientist of the…

Aeronautical engineer Laurel van der Wal had a career as a model, art instructor, & deputy sheriff before training to be a pilot.

Rosalind Franklin in her lab, 1950.  Discovered the double helix of DNA along with Watson and Crick.

This Day in History: Jul Rosalind Franklin, famous for X-ray diffraction images of DNA, is born

Biografia de Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin. (Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin; El Cairo, 1910 - Warwickshire, Reino Unido, 1994) Química británica que recibió el premio Nobel de Química en 1964

Dorothy Mary Hodgkin, OM, FRS May 1910 – 29 July née Crowfoot, was a British biochemist, credited with the development of protein crystallography. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in

Madam Marie Currie is the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences.  She was the mother of Irène Joliot-Curie and Ève Curie.  She was born Marie Skłodowska (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934).  She  was a physicist and chemist working mainly in France. She is famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences. She was also the first female…

Marie Curie (B. Marie Skłodowska Curie, was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity

Biologist/Author Rachel Carson Holding Her German Kine Exakta Camera in the Woods Near Her Home

Biologist/Author Rachel Carson Holding Her German Kine Exakta Camera in the Woods Near Her Home

Rachel Carson (May 1907 – was an American marine biologist and nature writer whose writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Her book Silent Spring brought.

Words of a Woman - Rachel Carson / Atelier Doré

Rachel Carson

Words of a Woman - Rachel Carson / Atelier Doré

34 American Lady Scientists Who Changed The World

34 American Lady Scientists Who Changed The World

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