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Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature
Contributor(s): Lear, Linda (Author)

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ISBN: 0547238231     ISBN-13: 9780547238234
Publisher: Mariner Books
OUR PRICE: $21.24  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2009

Annotation: 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).
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BISAC Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography | Science & Technology
- Biography & Autobiography | Literary Figures
- Biography & Autobiography | Women
Dewey: B
LCCN: 2009288432
Physical Information: 1.8" H x 6" W x 8.9" (2.00 lbs) 634 pages
- Topical - Ecology
- Chronological Period - 20th Century
- Sex & Gender - Feminine
Features: Bibliography, Illustrated, Index, Table of Contents
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Contributor Bio(s): Lear, Linda: - Linda Lear is the editor of Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson. She was consultant to the PBS television documentary "The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson" for The American Experience, and is a founder of the Lear/Carson archive at Connecticut College. Her most recent book is Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature. She lives in Bethesda, MD.
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