Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature
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, long-overdue biography shows how Carson, already a famous nature writer, became a reluctant reformer. It is a compelling portrait of the determined woman behind the publicly shy but brilliant scientist and writer.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - GabriellaWest - LibraryThing
The biography was incredibly exhaustive and detailed: Linda Lear's research must have been immense, and is truly a labor of love. I felt a great deal of respect for Carson's thoroughness and hard work ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - birdsetcetera - LibraryThing
It took me several years to get around to reading this book, but once I started I found it difficult to put it down. Rachel Carson has been one of my heroes since high school, and this book really ... Read full review