Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson

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Beacon Press, 1998 - Nature - 267 pages
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"Lyric, descriptive, informative, and moving." -Bill Sharp, The New York Times Book Review When Rachel Carson died of cancer in 1964, her four books, including the environmental classic Silent Spring, had made her one of the most famous people in America. This trove of previously uncollected writings is a priceless addition to our knowledge of Rachel Carson, her affinity with the natural world, and her life. "[Lost Woods] gives a new generation an opportunity to rediscover the legendary biologist and ecologist. . . . These writings-essays, letters, magazine pieces, speeches-show us the evolution of a decent woman from scholar to warrior for all that's right." -Carolyn See, The Washington Post "This wonderful new book allows us to discover and learn anew from the scientist who taught ecology to the world." -San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle "Lear unveils in Carson's own words how she developed as a scientist and a writer, uniting science and literature to create works that still resonate today." -Elizabeth Abbott, Toronto Globe and Mail "What comes across most profoundly here is Carson's innate understanding-spiritual as much as scientific-of the connectedness of all living things, and her ability to describe complicated concepts in phrases that sing. . . . Read this book." -Bruce Mirken, Pacific Sun Linda Lear is author of Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

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A well-chosen collection of writings of Rachel Carson, spanning her career and offering insight into her development as an ecologist, writer, and advocate. The selections include articles, personal ... Read full review

LOST WOODS: The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson

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Biographer Lear (Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature, 1997) knits together here a number of Rachel Carson's writings—often much more personal, quirky, and searching than her celebrated books—that add ... Read full review


My Favorite Recreation
Fight for Wildlife Pushes Ahead Chesapeake Eels Seek the Sargasso
Ace of Natures Aviators
Road of the Hawks
An Island I Remember
Four Fragments from Carsons Field Notebooks
The Edge of the
The Real World Around
Biological Sciences
Two Letters to Dorothy and Stanley Freeman
The Lost Woods A Letter to Curtis and Nellie Lee
Part Four

A National Wildlife Refuge
Memo to Mrs Eales on Under the SeaWind
The Challenge of the Islands
New York HeraldTribune Book and Author Luncheon Speech
Jacket Notes for the RCA Victor Recording of Claude Debussys La MerNational Symphony Orchestra Speech
Remarks at the Acceptance of the National Book Award for Nonfiction
Design for Nature Writing
Mr Days Dismissal
Preface to the Second Edition of The Sea Around
Part Three
Our EverChanging Shore
Vanishing Americans
To Understand Biology Preface to Animal Machines
A Fable for Tomorrow
Womens National Press Club Speech
A New Chapter to Silent Spring
Letter to Dr George Crile
The Pollution of Our Environment
Letter to Dorothy Freeman

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Linda Lear is author of Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

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