Today's Google Doodle is another female scientist! Yay!
Likewise, it is near-impossible to travel too far in most any corner of the world without seeing something in nature that attracted Carson’s ecological concern — marine devastation here, chemical sprays and air pollution there. She studied humanity’s carbon footprint upon the earth, and wrote so she could leave an intellectual footprint upon humanity’s stewardship of the planet.
Carson’s professional interest in science was stoked while taking a college biology class, and she graduated from Maryland’s Johns Hopkins University with a master’s in zoology in 1932. Exactly 30 years later, after gaining profound depths of expertise as a journalist and biologist, she would publish the first of three "Silent Spring" book excerpts in the New Yorker magazine that set off a firestorm over pesticide use that involved the chemical and agricultural industries, and that served as a flashpoint for conservation reform.