In a college dorm, in a prison, in a marriage
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Rachel Carson was an American marine biologist, author, and conservationist whose 1962 book, Silent Spring, exposed environmental problems caused by synthetic pesticides and spawned a grassroots movement that led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.
If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life, as an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchantments of later years, the sterile preoccupation with things that are artificial, the alienation from the sources of our strength. . . .