Rachel Louise Carson, an American marine biologist, writer, and conservationist whose influential book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.

Everything we have must be credited to Earth’s natural resources. Nature is prevalent around our entire planet, and while we’ve discovered a lot of it, there’s so much more to be seen. From the smallest insects to the largest sea creatures, and the fungal networks to the enormous redwood trees, nature is truly incredible.

Not only does nature provide us with resources, materials, and food, but it also prevents natural disasters, diseases, and even climate change. The true power that nature has is unimaginable. Rachel Carson knew this and knew even more that humans couldn’t hope to control the magical entity nature is.

As a lifelong writer, Rachel used her science background and editing chops to create some of the most moving and eye-opening works on nature. She was bold, brave, and stood up for what she believed in. Perhaps most impressive of all, she challenged practices that were harming the Earth over 50 years ago and braved attacks by the chemical industry. Let’s take a look at the achievements of Rachel in her life and beyond.