Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson

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Beacon Press, 1998 - Nature - 267 pages
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"Lyric, descriptive, informative, and moving." -Bill Sharp, The New York Times Book Review 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. "[Lost Woods] gives a new generation an opportunity to rediscover the legendary biologist and ecologist. . . . These writings-essays, letters, magazine pieces, speeches-show us the evolution of a decent woman from scholar to warrior for all that's right." -Carolyn See, The Washington Post "This wonderful new book allows us to discover and learn anew from the scientist who taught ecology to the world." -San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle "Lear unveils in Carson's own words how she developed as a scientist and a writer, uniting science and literature to create works that still resonate today." -Elizabeth Abbott, Toronto Globe and Mail "What comes across most profoundly here is Carson's innate understanding-spiritual as much as scientific-of the connectedness of all living things, and her ability to describe complicated concepts in phrases that sing. . . . Read this book." -Bruce Mirken, Pacific Sun Linda Lear is author of Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
  

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User Review  - bezoar44 - LibraryThing

A well-chosen collection of writings of Rachel Carson, spanning her career and offering insight into her development as an ecologist, writer, and advocate. The selections include articles, personal ... Read full review

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Get acquainted or re-acquainted with Rachel Carson. Her prose is beautiful and her plea to take care of our planet, well, more relevant than ever! Read full review

Contents

Part One I
1
Undersea
3
My Favorite Recreation r
12
Fight for Wildlife Pushes Ahead Chesapeake Eels Seek the Sargasso Sea
14
Ace of Natures Aviators
24
Road of the Hawks
30
An Island I Remember 3 3
37
A National Wildlife Refuge
41
The Edge of the Sea 13 3
133
TheRealWorld Around Us
147
Biological Sciences
164
Two letters to Dorothy and Stanley Freeman
168
The Lost Woods A Letter to Curtis and Nellie Lee Bok
172
Clouds
175
Part Four
187
Vanishing Americans
189

Part Two
51
Memo to Mrs Bales on Under the Sea Wind 5 3
63
New York HeraldTribune Book and Author Luncheon Speech76
76
Jacket Notes for the RCA Victor Recording of Claude Debussys La MerNational Symphony Orchestra Speech
83
Remarks at the Acceptance of the National Book Award for Nonfiction
90
Design for Nature Writing 9 3
95
Mr Days Dismissal
98
Preface to the Second Edition of TheSea Around Us
101
Part Three 11 1
111
Our EverChanging Shore 11
113
Four Fragments from Carsons Field Notebooks r 25
125
To Understand Biology Preface to Animal Machines
192
A Fable forTomorrow
197
Womens National Press Club Speech
201
A New Chapter to Silent Spring211
211
Letter to Dr George Crile Jr
223
The Pollution of Our Environment
227
Letter to Dorothy Freeman
246
Credits
248
Acknowledgments
251
Index
254
Copyright

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Linda Lear is author ofRachel Carson: Witness for Nature.She lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

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