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Silent Spring
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 378

Silent Spring

Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.

Rachel Carson
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 138

Rachel Carson

This work provides an up-to-date biography of Rachel Carson, a writer and scientist who greatly influenced the modern environmental movement.

Rachel Carson
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 688

Rachel Carson

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-04-01
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  • Publisher: HMH

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 biograp...

Rachel Carson
  • Language: en

Rachel Carson

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: Unknown
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

HighwoodN. P. presents a profile of American biologist and author Rachel Louise Carson (1907-1964) as part of the GirlSite resource. The resource also offers access to additional information.

Rachel Carson
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 40

Rachel Carson

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-01-01
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  • Publisher: Capstone

Rachel Carson is a Capstone Press publication.

The Edge of the Sea
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 276

The Edge of the Sea

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1955
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  • Publisher: Unknown

"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.

Lost Woods
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Lost Woods

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-07-01
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  • Publisher: Beacon Press

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.

The Edge of the Sea
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 276

The Edge of the Sea

Featuring a new introduction by Sue Hubbell, a groundbreaking environmental resource presents a fascinating foray into the sea--a watery world brimming with life--and the extraordinary world that exists at the boundary of land and water. Reissue.

Under the Sea Wind
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

Under the Sea Wind

This New York Times bestseller by the author of the environmental classic Silent Spring beautifully details the coastal ecosystem of birds and the sea. 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.

The Sea Around Us
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 250

The Sea Around Us

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.