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An American author and scientist of the twentieth century who was fervently devoted to defending the natural world against pollution. Her best-known books are Silent Spring, concerning the overuse of pesticides and weed killers, and The Sea Around Us.

Note: She is considered to be the founder of the modern environmental movement.
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