Rachel Carson: The Writer at Work

Front Cover
Sierra Club Books, Oct 1, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 359 pages
0 Reviews
Rachel Carson is arguably the most important environmentalist of this century. Her Silent Spring, published in 1962, is one of those rare books that changed the course of history. Paul Brooks, who was Carson's editor for many years, has selected excerpts from her works (Under the Sea-Wind, 1941; The Sea Around Us, 1951; The Edge of the Sea, 1955; Silent Spring, 1962; and The Sense of Wonder, 1965) that illustrate her remarkable talent for writing popular science. From these excerpts, as well as Carson's letters and unpublished writings and the recollections of those who knew her, Brooks has created an intimate portrait of the writer at work.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (1998)

Paul Brooks was editor-in-chief at Houghton Mifflin for twenty years. He was the editor of the Roger Tory Peterson Field Guides and of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. He received the John Muir Medal, the top national award given by the Sierra Club, for his environmental efforts and the Hal Borland Award of the Audobon Society. Mr. Brook's books include Roadless Area (winner of the John Burroughs Medal), Speaking for Nature, The View from Lincoln Hill, and The House of Life: Rachel Carson at Work.

Bibliographic information