Rachel Carson was born on May 27, 1907, in Springdale, Pennsylvania. She held many titles during her lifetime. She was an Academic, an Environmental Activist, a Biologist and a Journalist. She succumbed to cancer on April 14, 1964, in Silver Spring Maryland. She graduated from Chatham University (formerly known as the Pennsylvania College for Women) in 1929. After that, she continued her education at John Hopkins University.
Her first publication titled Under the Sea Wind was published in 1941. While it received good reviews, it did not do well in sales. In 1951, she published a sequel titled The Sea Around Us. It fared much better and was a best-selling book. Its popularity prompted a re-release of her first book and it also made the best-seller's list as well as an alternate in the Book-of-the-Month Club. To complete her trilogy, she authored The Edge of the Sea, which was published in 1955.