Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson

Witness for Nature

eBook - 2009
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Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, published in 1962, did more than any other single publication to alert the world to the hazards of environmental poisoning and to inspire a powerful social movement that would alter the course of American history. This definitive, sweeping biography shows the origins of Carson's fierce dedication to natural science--and tells the dramatic story of how Carson, already a famous nature writer, became a brillant if reluctant reformer. Drawing on unprecendented access to sources and interviews, Lear masterfully explores the roots of Carson's powerful connection to the natural world, crafting a " fine portrait of the environmentalist as a human being" (Smithsonian).
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009
ISBN: 9780547707556
054770755X
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (688 pages)
Call Number: eBook

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LProfeta Oct 09, 2014

A most wonderful writer, that being Rachel Carson, if one is interested in living with gills under a most wide, heavy sea! Her shoreline bubbles and those that create air bubbles are always fabulous characters, so you can toast each other, too! But please remember- No Shoes! and No Topsiders, at all! but you are allowed to laugh out LOUD! Inside a large shell, only! Fish hate noisy folks on Tuesday! ha-ha!

ChristchurchLib Mar 19, 2013

"Best known for her 1950s and '60s writing on the environment, especially in The Sea Around Us and Silent Spring, Rachel Carson was an early and often lonely voice advocating better care of the Earth. Though Carson's writing is well known, her personal life has received less attention. Biographer Linda Lear offers this detailed portrait of Carson's childhood and youth, her university studies, and her recognition of the effects of pollution on coastal areas. Carson employed her remarkably effective writing skills to draw attention to environmental issues long before most people - even other scientists - were aware of the overall significance of local problems." March 2013 Biography and Memoir newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=613005

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