The Scientists Who Changed the World series looks at some of the world's greatest scientists and how their work and discoveries changed society. It takes the social and theological forces that affected scientists in each individual era and examines how their discoveries in turn helped shaped the world around them, both at the time and in the future.
Raised in rural Pennsylvania in America, Rachel Carson was a pioneer in combining the disciplines of the arts and science, specifically writing and biology. She is famous for alerting the world to the danger of pesticides and other man-made farming chemicals through her work, including her book Silent Spring.
From writing about the ocean like a poet, to exposing the danger of pesticides to the world, Carson led an extraordinary life. Find out more about the world we live in by reading her fascinating story!
Will intrigue any children (ages 9–13) with an interest in the natural world, and may inspire this interest in those who haven’t yet come to appreciate nature's wonders. An excellent way to introduce children to non-fiction, and to teach them about society in the past, present and future.
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