Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature

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Mariner Books #ad - In this definitive biography, from the origins of her dedication to natural science to her invaluable service as a brilliant, if reluctant, and public lives, Linda Lear traces the evolution of Carson’s private, professional, reformer. Impressively researched and eminently readable .  .  . Compelling, not just for Carson devotees but for anyone concerned about the environment.

People   “a combination of meticulous scholarship and thoughtful, often poignant, writing. Science   “a sweeping, analytic, first-class biography of Rachel Carson. Kirkus Reviews. Drawing on unprecedented 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.

Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature #ad - In a career that spanned from civil service to unlikely literary celebrity, Rachel Carson became one of the world’s seminal leaders in conservation. There, she studied science and writing before taking a job with the newly emerging Fish and Wildlife Service. The 1962 publication of her book silent Spring was a watershed event that led to the banning of DDT and launched the modern environmental movement.

Growing up in poverty on a tiny Allegheny River farm, Carson attended the Pennsylvania College for Women on a scholarship. The authoritative biography of the marine biologist and nature writer whose book Silent Spring inspired the global environmentalist movement.

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On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring

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Crown #ad - But it was with her fourth book, Silent Spring, that this unassuming biologist transformed our relationship with the natural world. Rachel carson began work on silent Spring in the late 1950s, when a dizzying array of synthetic pesticides had come into use. This extraordinary new biography captures the essence of one of the great reformers of the twentieth century.

A new york times notable book of 2012“A suspenseful tale of the literary life…utterly inspiring. San francisco chronicle“Captivating…Souder writes vividly and with great empathy for his subject and her cause. New york times book review“A delightful, fascinating, engrossing read about some of the most important insights of modern science.

Published on the fiftieth anniversary of her seminal book, Silent Spring, here is an indelible new portrait of Rachel Carson, founder of the environmental movementShe loved the ocean and wrote three books about its mysteries, including the international bestseller The Sea Around Us. Effective against crop pests as well as insects that transmitted human diseases such as typhus and malaria, DDT had at first appeared safe.

On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring #ad - You’ll find yourself thinking about Carson whenever you take a walk in the woods. Slate. Com. By drawing frightening parallels between dangerous chemicals and the then-pervasive fallout from nuclear testing, Carson opened a fault line between the gentle ideal of conservation and the more urgent new concept of environmentalism.

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Under the Sea Wind

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Open Road Media #ad - In her first book, preeminent nature writer rachel Carson tells the story of the sea creatures and birds that dwell in and around the waters along North America’s eastern coast—and the delicately balanced ecosystem that sustains them. This new york times bestseller by the author of the environmental classic Silent Spring beautifully details the coastal ecosystem of birds and the sea.

Following the life cycles of a pair of sanderlings, Carson gracefully weaves scientific observation with imaginative prose to educate and inspire, a mackerel, and an eel, creating one of the finest wildlife narratives in American literature. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rachel Carson including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

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The Edge of the Sea

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Mariner Books #ad - Known for “catching the life breath of science on the still glass of poetry, ” nature writer and marine biologist Rachel Carson is an icon of environmentalism, and her first love was the sea Time. From the national book award–winning author of Silent Spring: An exploration of marine life that takes us into “a truly extraordinary world” The Atlantic Monthly.

It is a truly extraordinary world which Miss Carson vividly unfolds to us .  .  . With an introduction by sue hubbell, and illustrations by Bob Hines, author of A Country Year, The Edge of the Sea serves as both a field guide and a pleasurable, enlightening read. A world full of marvels such as the tiny periwinkle, 500 teeth, which has 3, and the sea pansy, which has responded to the struggle for survival by turning itself from an individual into a colony.

The Edge of the Sea #ad - The atlantic Monthly. In this book, she explores rocky shores, and wonder of marine life, leading us into unknown worlds to catch the evanescent beauty of a tide pool and tell the story of a grain of sand, and conveys the true complexity, and coral reefs, beauty, sandy beaches, both animals and plants.

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The Sense of Wonder: A Celebration of Nature for Parents and Children

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Harper Perennial #ad - Her grandnephew, had visited carson that summer at her cottage in Maine, Roger Christie, and together they had wandered the surrounding woods and tide pools. Teaching roger about the natural wonders around them, Carson began to see them anew herself, and wanted to relate that same magical feeling to others who might hope to introduce a child to the beauty of nature.

First published a half-century ago, rachel carson's award-winning the sense of Wonder remains the classic guide to introducing children to the marvels of natureIn 1955, acclaimed conservationist Rachel Carson—author of Silent Spring—began work on an essay that she would come to consider one of her life’s most important projects.

The Sense of Wonder: A Celebration of Nature for Parents and Children #ad - Featuring serene color photographs from renowned photographer Nick Kelsh, “this beautifully illustrated edition makes a fine gift for new and prospective mothers and fathers” Gregory McNamee, and helps us all to tap into the extraordinary power of the natural world. If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, ” writes Carson, rediscovering with him the joy, “he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.

Now available in paperback, the sense of wonder is a timeless volume that will be passed on from generation to generation, as treasured as the memory of an early-morning walk when the song of a whippoorwill was heard as if for the first time.

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Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson

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Beacon Press #ad - When rachel carson died of cancer in 1964, including the environmental classic Silent Spring, her four books,  had made her one of the most famous people in America. This trove of previously uncollected writings is a priceless addition to our knowledge of Rachel Carson, her affinity with the natural world, and her life.

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Silent Spring

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Mariner Books #ad - It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century.    . The book appeared in september of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Carson’s passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement.

Rachel carson’s silent spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962.

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The Sea Around Us

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Open Road Media #ad - Her inspiring, intimate writing plumbs the depths of an enigmatic world—a place of hidden lands, islands newly risen from the earth’s crust, fish that pour through the water, and the unyielding, epic battle for survival. Firmly based in the scientific discoveries of the time, The Sea Around Us masterfully presents Carson’s commitment to a healthy planet and a fully realized sense of wonder.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rachel Carson including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. National book award winner and new york times Bestseller: Explore earth’s most precious, mysterious resource—the ocean—with the author of Silent Spring.

The Sea Around Us #ad - With more than one million copies sold, rachel carson’s The Sea Around Us became a cultural phenomenon when first published in 1951 and cemented Carson’s status as the preeminent natural history writer of her time.

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The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement New Narratives in American History

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Oxford University Press #ad - Lytle describes the genesis of her first book, the incredible success of The Sea Around Us a New York Times bestseller for over a year, Under the Sea-Wind, and her determination to risk her fame in order to write her "poison book": Silent Spring. It will inspire anyone interested in protecting the natural world or in women's struggle to find a voice in society.

The author contends that despite Carson's demure, lady-like demeanor, she was subversive in her thinking and aggressive in her campaign against pesticides. Carson became the spokeswoman for a network of conservationists, scientists, women, and other concerned citizens who had come to fear the mounting dangers of the human assault on nature.

The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement New Narratives in American History #ad - . What makes this story particularly compelling is that Carson took up this cause at the very moment when she herself faced a losing battle with cancer. Succinct and engaging, The Gentle Subversive is a story of success, celebrity, controversy, and vindication. Rachel carson's silent spring antagonized some of the most powerful interests in the nation--including the farm block and the agricultural chemical industry--and helped launch the modern environmental movement.

In the gentle subversive, mark hamilton Lytle offers a compact biography of Carson, illuminating the road that led to this vastly influential book. Lytle explores the evolution of carson's ideas about nature, her love for the sea, her career as a biologist, and above all her emergence as a writer of extraordinary moral and ecological vision.

We follow carson from her childhood on a farm outside pittsburgh, at age eleven, she published her first piece in a children's magazine, where she first developed her love of nature and where, to her graduate work at Johns Hopkins and her career with the Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature

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St. Martin's Press #ad - Mcgregor, and many other Beatrix Potter characters remain in the hearts of millions. Her personal life, norman warne, including a romantic relationship with her publisher, and her significant achievements outside of children's literature remain largely unknown. Peter Rabbit, Mr. In linda lear's enchanting new biography, funny, we get the life story of this incredible, and independent woman.

However, though potter is a household name around the world, few know the woman behind the illustrations. As one of the first female naturalists in the world, Potter brought the beauty and importance of nature back into the imagination at a time when plunder was more popular than preservation. With never before seen illustrations and intimate detail, lear goes beyond our perrenial fascination with Potter as a writer and illustrator of children's books, and delves deeply into the life of a most unusual and gifted woman--one whose art was timeless, and whose generosity left an indelible imprint on the countryside.

Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature #ad - Through her art she sought to encourage conservation and change the world.

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Who Was Rachel Carson? Who Was?

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Penguin Workshop #ad - A pioneering environmentalist, Rachel Carson helped awaken the global consciousness for conservation and preservation. Though she grew up in rural Pennsylvania, Rachel Carson dreamed of the sea. In 1936 she began work with the bureau of Fisheries and soon after published Under the Sea Wind, her first of many nature books.

Her 1962 bestseller,  silent spring, sent shockwaves through the country and warned of the dangers of DDT and other pesticides.

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