Up Close: Rachel Carson

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Penguin, Jan 10, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 208 pages
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Rachel Carson combined her love of science and writing in her award-winning and controversial book Silent Spring. Revealing the dangers of pesticide use, it brought readers a new awareness of humankind’s contamination of the environment and ultimately led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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The book is well researched. - LibraryThing
I just didn't find the writing interesting. - LibraryThing
... the writing is clear and a pleasure to read. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - rwilliamson - LibraryThing

I wanted to like this book more than I did. It was well researched and well written but it did not keep me engaged. Levine included Carson’s own words throughout the book. The book includes chapter ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris Young - Goodreads

This book really shines when the subject's own writing is quoted, revealing a passionate observer and interpreter of the natural world. That Rachel Carson was able to write a number of best-selling ... Read full review


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THREE An Adventurous Mind
FIVE SevenMinute Fish Tales
EIGHT Can t Stop Researching
TEN Under the Name of Civilization
TWELVE An Argument with a Woman

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About the author (2008)

Ellen S. Levine is a web producer, writer, editor, and consultant in marketing and publicity.

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