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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...

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.

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.

Silent Spring
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 378

Silent Spring

For use in schools and libraries only. 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

Rachel Carson

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

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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.

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.

Rachel Carson
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 122

Rachel Carson

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1993
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  • Publisher: Twayne Pub

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 agai...