Rachel Carson (1907-1964), was a scientist, ecologist, and writer. The author of several best-selling books about the sea, she wrote the 1962 treatise, Silent Spring which shocked the United States into banning DDT and other harmful pesticides. That eloquent book, blasted at the time by the chemical industry but since recognized for its scientific accuracy, is credited with launching the modern-day environnmental movement.
Rachel carson has been honored by stamps from Palau (1999), Marshall Islands (2000), USA (1982), and Zambia (2000). Below the stamps are a sampling of the many First Day Covers honoring Rachel Carson.
|Rachel Carson, Marshall Islands (2000)|
|Rachel Carson, Palau 1998|
|Rachel Carson, USA 1981|
|Rachel Carson, Zambia (2000)|
|Aristrocrats First Day Cover|
|Artmaster First Day Cover|
|Colorano First Day Cover|
|Colorano (National Organization for Women) First Day Cover|
|Fleetwood First Day Cover|
|Gamm First Day Cover|
|Gill Craft First Day Cover|
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