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11 books of Rachel Carson

First published by Houghton Mifflin in 1962, Silent Spring alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. “­Silent Spring became a runaway bestseller, with international reverberations . . . [It is] well crafted, fearless and succinct . . . Even if she had not inspired a generation of activists, Carson would prevail as one of the greatest nature writers in American letters" (Peter Matthiessen, for Time's 100 Most Influential People of the Century).­This fortieth anniversary edition celebrates Rachel Carson's watershed book with a new introduction by the author and activist Terry Tempest Williams and a new afterword by the acclaimed Rachel Carson biographer Linda Lear, who tells the story of Carson's courageous defense of her truths in the face of ruthless assault from the chemical industry in the year following the publication of Silent...

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Rachel Carson's National Book Award–­winning classic effortlessly mingles detailed fieldwork and inspiring prose to reveal a deep understanding of the earth's most precious, mysterious resource—­the oceanWith 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...

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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 scienceIn 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.

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In her luminous descriptions of intertidal life, Carson shows her remarkable ability to describe the beauties of science and the natural world.

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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.

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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.

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Books of Rachel Carson