Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson (1907-64) wanted to be a writer for as long as she could remember. Her first book, Under the Sea Wind, appeared in 1941. Silent Spring, which alerted the world to the dangers of the misuse of pesticides, was published in 1962. Carson's articles on natural history appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, Reader's Digest and Holiday. An ardent ecologist and preservationist, Carson warned against the dumping of atomic waste at sea and predicted global warming. The Edge of the Sea, which completed her biography of the sea, is also published in Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics. Rachel Carson died of cancer at the age of 56.

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Man's War Against Nature

Man's War Against Nature

by Rachel Carson

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In twenty short books, Penguin brings you the classics of the environmental movement.

With the precision of a scientist and the simplicity of a fable, Rachel Carson reveals how man-made... (more)

Lost Woods

Lost Woods

by Rachel Carson

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'Our origins are of the earth. And so there is in us a deeply seated response to the natural universe, which is part of our humanity.' Rachel Carson was one of the most important environmental... (more)

Silent Spring

Silent Spring

by Rachel Carson, Shackleton

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Now recognized as one of the most influential books of the twentieth century, Silent Spring exposed the destruction of wildlife through the widespread use of pesticides. Rachel Carson's Silent Spring... (more)

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