Rachel Carson 1907-1964
A marine and nature writer who worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service as editor and writer of brochures for the public.
She wrote several books about the ocean but is best known for the book "Silent Spring" which focused on the effects of chemicals pesticides on nature. She also wrote about its impact on humans, including cancer. The book led to a ban of DDT and other pesticides. It also ultimately created the Environmental Protection Agency.