• Nature

Silent Spring


Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618249060
Category: Nature
Page: 378
View: 768
Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Lost Woods

The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson
Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807095443
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 4249
When Rachel Carson died of cancer in 1964, her four books, including the environmental classic Silent Spring, 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.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Rachel Carson

Witness for Nature
Author: Linda Lear
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 054770755X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 688
View: 5706
The authoritative biography of the marine biologist and nature writer whose book Silent Spring inspired the global environmentalist movement. In a career that spanned from civil service to unlikely literary celebrity, Rachel Carson became one of the world’s seminal leaders in conservation. 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. There, she studied science and writing before taking a job with the newly emerging Fish and Wildlife Service. In this definitive biography, Linda Lear traces the evolution of Carson’s private, professional, and public lives, from the origins of her dedication to natural science to her invaluable service as a brilliant, if reluctant, reformer. 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). “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

    • Nature

The Sea Around Us


Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453214763
Category: Nature
Page: 250
View: 1207
National Book Award Winner and New York Times Bestseller: Explore earth’s most precious, mysterious resource—the ocean—with the author of Silent Spring. 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. 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.

    • Nature

Under the Sea Wind


Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453214739
Category: Nature
Page: 304
View: 9041
New York Times Bestseller: Silent Spring author Rachel Carson’s early masterwork brings to life the elegiac, subtle beauty of birds and the sea, blending her natural storytelling ability with clear-eyed science. 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. Following the life cycles of a pair of sanderlings, a mackerel, and an eel, Carson gracefully weaves scientific observation with imaginative prose to educate and inspire, 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.

    • Marine Biology

The Edge of the Sea


Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Marine Biology
Page: 276
View: 5873
"The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place." A book to be read for pleasure as well as a practical identification guide, The Edge of the Sea introduces a world of teeming life where the sea meets the land. A new generation of readers is discovering why Rachel Carson's books have become cornerstones of the environmental and conservation movements. New introduction by Sue Hubbell. (A Mariner Reissue) Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Who Was Rachel Carson?


Author: Sarah Fabiny,Who Hq
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0448479591
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 106
View: 1198
Presents the life and accomplishments of the American biologist, whose influential work, "The Silent Spring," inspired worldwide conservation movements.

    • Biography & Autobiography

On a Farther Shore

The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson
Author: William Souder
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307462218
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 496
View: 4657
Examines how the biologist and reformer helped to raise awareness of the natural world, the importance of conservation, and the dangers of synthetic pesticides.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World


Author: Laurie Lawlor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780823431939
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 7876
Retells the story of Rachel Carson, a pioneering environmentalist who wrote and published "Silent Spring," the revolutionary book pointing out the dangerous effects of chemicals on the living world.

    • Young Adult Nonfiction

Up Close: Rachel Carson


Author: Ellen S. Levine
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440639140
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 208
View: 849
Rachel Carson combined her love of science and writing in her award-winning and controversial book Silent Spring. Revealing the dangers of pesticide use, it brought readers a new awareness of humankind’s contamination of the environment and ultimately led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Rachel Carson

Legacy and Challenge
Author: N.A
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791478238
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 4364

    • Biography & Autobiography

Rachel Carson and Her Sisters

Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America's Environment
Author: Robert K Musil
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813562430
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 328
View: 2018
In Rachel Carson and Her Sisters, Robert K. Musil redefines the achievements and legacy of environmental pioneer and scientist Rachel Carson, linking her work to a wide network of American women activists and writers and introducing her to a new, contemporary audience. Rachel Carson was the first American to combine two longstanding, but separate strands of American environmentalism—the love of nature and a concern for human health. Widely known for her 1962 best-seller, Silent Spring, Carson is today often perceived as a solitary “great woman,” whose work single-handedly launched a modern environmental movement. But as Musil demonstrates, Carson’s life’s work drew upon and was supported by already existing movements, many led by women, in conservation and public health. On the fiftieth anniversary of her death, this book helps underscore Carson’s enduring environmental legacy and brings to life the achievements of women writers and advocates, such as Ellen Swallow Richards, Dr. Alice Hamilton, Terry Tempest Williams, Sandra Steingraber, Devra Davis, and Theo Colborn, all of whom overcame obstacles to build and lead the modern American environmental movement.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Rachel Carson

Pioneer of Ecology
Author: Kathleen V. Kudlinski
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101174277
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
View: 5110
Rachel Carson—scientist, author, and environmentalist Rachel Carson was always fascinated by the ocean. As a child, she dreamed of it and longed to see it. As a young woman, she felt torn between her love for nature and her desire to pursue a writing career. Then she found a way to combine both. Rachel had a talent for writing and talking about science in a way that everyone could understand and enjoy. With her controversial book, Silent Spring, Rachel Carson changed the way we look at our planet. Contains black-and-white illustrations. “Kudlinski has admirably captured the driving force of spirit of a shy but courageous woman in a succinct, respectful approach.” —Booklist About the Women of Our Time series: International in scope, the Women of Our Time series of biographies cover a wide range of personalities in a variety fields. More than a history lesson, these books offer carefully documented life stories that will inform, inspire, and engage.

    • Political Science

Silent Spring at 50

The False Crises of Rachel Carson
Author: Roger Meiners,Pierre Desrochers,Andrew Morriss
Publisher: Cato Institute
ISBN: 1937184196
Category: Political Science
Page: 366
View: 4727
Widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement when published 50 years ago, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring had a profound impact on our society. As an iconic work, the book has often been shielded from critical inquiry, but this landmark anniversary provides an excellent opportunity to reassess its legacy and influence. In Silent Spring at 50: The False Crises of Rachel Carson, a team of national experts explores the book’s historical context, the science it was built on, and the policy consequences of its core ideas. Their findings: much of what Carson presented as fact was slanted, and today we know much of it is simply wrong.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Rachel

The Story of Rachel Carson
Author: Amy Ehrlich
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547544151
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 3293
Rachel Carson was always curious about the world around her. As a girl, she loved being outside, exploring and learning more about the universe. As an adult, Rachel wrote books, including Silent Spring, considered to be the start of today's environmental movement. An epilogue highlights on Rachel Carson's work and life.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Rachel Carson

A Biography
Author: Arlene Rodda Quaratiello
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313323881
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 138
View: 4158
This work provides an up-to-date biography of Rachel Carson, a writer and scientist who greatly influenced the modern environmental movement.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Rachel Carson

Renowned Marine Biologist and Environmentalist
Author: Gina Dal Fuoco
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0756540747
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
View: 8563
Rachel Carson is a Capstone Press publication.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Rachel Carson

Silent Spring and Other Environmental Writings
Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781598535600
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 605
View: 6004
This deluxe Library of America volume presents one of the landmark books of the twentieth century together with rare letters, speeches, and other writings that reveal the personal courage and passionate commitment of its author, environmentalist Rachel Carson. A huge bestseller when published in 1962, Silent Spring led not only to many of the laws and government agencies that protect our air, land, and water, but prompted a revolution in environmental consciousness. Now for the first time, in previously unpublished and newly collected letters, Carson's groundbreaking expose of the unintended consequences of pesticide use comes together piece-by-piece.

    • Science

Rachel Carson


Author: Mary A. McCay
Publisher: Twayne Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 122
View: 5269
One of the preeminent naturalist writers of the twentieth century, Rachel Carson was widely praised for her coupling of scientific acumen with a lyrical prose style. Her trilogy of books about the sea - Under the Sea Wind (1941), The Sea around Us (1951), and The Edge of the Sea (1955) - established her as a gifted translator of things scientific for the lay reader. But it was Silent Spring, published in 1962, that can be said without exaggeration to have made history. Silent Spring catapulted Carson to the forefront of a cause that at century's end remains uppermost in the minds of scientists, policymakers, and citizens alike: the protection of the environment. The strong case she made against the indiscriminate spraying of DDT and other toxic chemicals found in pesticides and weed killers aroused public opinion, put Carson at loggerheads with the manufacturers of these chemicals, and triggered numerous government-sponsored studies to ascertain their effects on the environment and on human health. After years of painstaking, dedicated research, the relatively reserved scientist found herself at the center of a national controversy. In Rachel Carson, Mary McCay traces Carson's career as she moved from respected biologist at what is now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to astute observer of the natural world to key figure in a politically charged debate. McCay assesses all of Carson's significant writings: her publications in newspapers and magazines; her path-breaking series of pamphlets on shore life for the federal government, Conservation in Action; her essay for children and adults on keeping alive a sense of wonder at the natural world; and her four books of nonfiction, concluding with the controversial Silent Spring. Far from signifying a radical shift in Carson's worldview, McCay writes, her progression to the writing of Silent Spring was a logical one. "At first glance Silent Spring looks quite different from Carson's earlier, benign books about the sea. But the book was not just a single act of courage; it was the product of all the work she had done previously both as a scientist and as a writer." The cornerstone of Carson's philosophy in her books about the sea, particularly her critically acclaimed and widely read The Sea around Us, is now a tenet of environmentalist thought: that it is the rare event in the natural world that has no ramification elsewhere. Carson's repeated observation of how the ecological balance of the sea is maintained through numerous connections and dependencies among its creatures came to a likely conclusion, McCay explains, in Silent Spring. The persistent toxic chemicals in pesticides and herbicides would not only affect their targets - insects and weeds - but could inflict damage all the way up the food chain to human beings. "As a writer," Carson wrote, "my interest is divided between the presentation of facts and the interpretation of their underlying significance, with emphasis, I think, toward the latter." Ultimately much more than reporter or observer, Carson, like writer Henry David Thoreau and conservationist John Muir before her, put forth a philosophy that changed irrevocably the way we think about the environment today.

    • Nature

The Sense of Wonder


Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453214798
Category: Nature
Page: 111
View: 436
An inspiring meditation on the outdoors, with color photographs, by the legendary nature writer and New York Times–bestselling author of Silent Spring. Rachel Carson shares her prescription for developing a lifelong respect for nature in this deeply personal essay, lavishly expanded and paced by Nick Kelsh’s vibrant photography in this posthumously published edition. Using her personal adventures with her young nephew Roger as examples, Carson urges parents to let their children’s natural excitement thrive as together they discover the wonders that lie outdoors, from the scuttling of a crab across the cool night sand to a spongy carpet of lichen in a forest. Originally published as a magazine piece, this essay showcases Carson’s core belief that a childlike excitement for beauty, for the new and unknown, and for the process of discovery is a gift to be nurtured—a gift that will sustain humanity and the health of the planet on which it depends. 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.