Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature

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Henry Holt and Company, Sep 15, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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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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User 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

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User 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

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About the author (1998)

Linda Lear is Research Professor of Environmental History at George Washington University and a research collaborator at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

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