Up Close: Rachel Carson

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Penguin, Jan 10, 2008 - Young Adult 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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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  - chelsea6273 - LibraryThing

A well-written, interesting biography about Rachel Carson, this book depicts the "mother of the environmental movement" as a strong, intelligent, and hard working female scientist. Written ... Read full review


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