A world full of marvels such as the tiny periwinkle, and the sea pansy, 500 teeth, which has 3, which has responded to the struggle for survival by turning itself from an individual into a colony. The atlantic Monthly. It is a truly extraordinary world which Miss Carson vividly unfolds to us . . . From the national book award–winning author of Silent Spring: An exploration of marine life that takes us into “a truly extraordinary world” The Atlantic Monthly.
The Edge of the Sea #ad - In this book, beauty, and coral reefs, and conveys the true complexity, leading us into unknown worlds to catch the evanescent beauty of a tide pool and tell the story of a grain of sand, she explores rocky shores, sandy beaches, and wonder of marine life, both animals and plants.
Under the Sea WindOpen Road Media #ad - This new york times bestseller by the author of the environmental classic Silent Spring beautifully details the coastal ecosystem of birds and the sea. In her first book, preeminent nature writer rachel Carson tells the story of the sea creatures and birds that dwell in and around the waters along North America’s eastern coast—and the delicately balanced ecosystem that sustains them.
Following the life cycles of a pair of sanderlings, and an eel, a mackerel, Carson gracefully weaves scientific observation with imaginative prose to educate and inspire, creating one of the finest wildlife narratives in American literature. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rachel Carson including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.
The Sea Around UsOpen Road Media #ad - Her inspiring, fish that pour through the water, islands newly risen from the earth’s crust, intimate writing plumbs the depths of an enigmatic world—a place of hidden lands, and the unyielding, epic battle for survival. Firmly based in the scientific discoveries of the time, The Sea Around Us masterfully presents Carson’s commitment to a healthy planet and a fully realized sense of wonder.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rachel Carson including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. With more than one million copies sold, rachel carson’s The Sea Around Us became a cultural phenomenon when first published in 1951 and cemented Carson’s status as the preeminent natural history writer of her time.
The Sea Around Us #ad - National book award winner and new york times Bestseller: Explore earth’s most precious, mysterious resource—the ocean—with the author of Silent Spring.
Silent SpringMariner Books #ad - Carson’s passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. The book appeared in september of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water.
It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century. . Rachel carson’s silent spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962.
The Sense of Wonder: A Celebration of Nature for Parents and ChildrenHarper Perennial #ad - Featuring serene color photographs from renowned photographer Nick Kelsh, “this beautifully illustrated edition makes a fine gift for new and prospective mothers and fathers” Gregory McNamee, and helps us all to tap into the extraordinary power of the natural world. Her grandnephew, roger christie, had visited Carson that summer at her cottage in Maine, and together they had wandered the surrounding woods and tide pools.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, rediscovering with him the joy, ” writes Carson, “he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. Now available in paperback, the sense of wonder is a timeless volume that will be passed on from generation to generation, as treasured as the memory of an early-morning walk when the song of a whippoorwill was heard as if for the first time.
The Sense of Wonder: A Celebration of Nature for Parents and Children #ad - . Teaching roger about the natural wonders around them, Carson began to see them anew herself, and wanted to relate that same magical feeling to others who might hope to introduce a child to the beauty of nature. First published a half-century ago, rachel carson's award-winning the sense of Wonder remains the classic guide to introducing children to the marvels of natureIn 1955, acclaimed conservationist Rachel Carson—author of Silent Spring—began work on an essay that she would come to consider one of her life’s most important projects.
Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel CarsonBeacon Press #ad - When rachel carson died of cancer in 1964, including the environmental classic Silent Spring, her four books, 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.
Rachel Carson: Witness for NatureMariner Books #ad - Growing up in poverty on a tiny Allegheny River farm, Carson attended the Pennsylvania College for Women on a scholarship. The 1962 publication of her book silent Spring was a watershed event that led to the banning of DDT and launched the modern environmental movement. In a career that spanned from civil service to unlikely literary celebrity, Rachel Carson became one of the world’s seminal leaders in conservation.
Impressively researched and eminently readable . . . Drawing on unprecedented access to sources and interviews, Lear masterfully explores the roots of Carson’s powerful connection to the natural world, crafting a “fine portrait of the environmentalist as a human being” Smithsonian. In this definitive biography, from the origins of her dedication to natural science to her invaluable service as a brilliant, and public lives, professional, if reluctant, Linda Lear traces the evolution of Carson’s private, reformer.
Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature #ad - Compelling, not just for Carson devotees but for anyone concerned about the environment. People “a combination of meticulous scholarship and thoughtful, often poignant, writing. Science “a sweeping, analytic, first-class biography of Rachel Carson. Kirkus Reviews. There, she studied science and writing before taking a job with the newly emerging Fish and Wildlife Service.
On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, Author of Silent SpringCrown #ad - Effective against crop pests as well as insects that transmitted human diseases such as typhus and malaria, DDT had at first appeared safe. But it was with her fourth book, Silent Spring, that this unassuming biologist transformed our relationship with the natural world. Rachel carson began work on silent Spring in the late 1950s, when a dizzying array of synthetic pesticides had come into use.
Published on the fiftieth anniversary of her seminal book, Silent Spring, here is an indelible new portrait of Rachel Carson, founder of the environmental movementShe loved the ocean and wrote three books about its mysteries, including the international bestseller The Sea Around Us. The book awakened the world to the heedless contamination of the environment and eventually led to the establishment of the EPA and to the banning of DDT and a host of related pesticides.
On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring #ad - Silent spring was a chilling indictment of DDT and its effects, widespread, which were lasting, and lethal. Published in 1962, silent spring shocked the public and forced the government to take action-despite a withering attack on Carson from the chemicals industry. But as its use expanded, alarming reports surfaced of collateral damage to fish, birds, and other wildlife.
William souder also writes sensitively of Carson's romantic friendship with Dorothy Freeman, and of her death from cancer in 1964. Leading this chemical onslaught was the insecticide DDT, whose inventor had won a Nobel Prize for its discovery. This extraordinary new biography captures the essence of one of the great reformers of the twentieth century.
Spring After Spring: How Rachel Carson Inspired the Environmental MovementRoaring Brook Press #ad - Spring after spring traces rachel’s journey as scientist and writer, courageously speaking truth to an often hostile world through her book, and ultimately paving the way for the modern environmental movement. Spring after spring, year after year, she observed how all living things are connected. And as an adult, rachel watched and listened as the natural world she loved so much began to fall silent.
From stephanie roth sisson, the creator of Star Stuff, comes a picture book biography of Rachel Carson, the iconic environmentalist who fought to keep the sounds of nature from going silent. As a child, rachel Carson lived by the rhythms of the natural world.
Atlantic Seashore: A Field Guide to Sponges, Jellyfish, Sea Urchins, and More Peterson Field GuidesGuide Books #ad - Explore the shore with this beautifully illustrated nature guide! Using the renowned Peterson Identification System, this easy-to-use guide, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, is the perfect companion for exploring the seashore.
. More than one thousand illustrations, arranged according to visual similarities, show plant and animal species of the Atlantic Coast from the Bay of Fundy to Cape Hatteras. This guide includes information on how to locate each species by geographic range, topography, tidal level, season, tidal range, and climate.
Here on Earth: A Natural History of the PlanetGrove Press #ad - In a compelling narrative, as well as the transformation of the planet’s oceans from toxic brews of metals such as iron, Flannery describes the formation of the Earth’s crust and atmosphere, copper, and lead to life-sustaining bodies covering seventy percent of the planet’s surface. You’ll discover why tim Flannery’s books have made him the rock star of modern science.
Jared diamond, germs, pulitzer Prize–winning author of Guns, and Steel . Drawing on charles darwin’s and alfred russel Wallace’s theories of evolution and Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis, Here on Earth is a dazzling account of life on our planet. From the internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer, and conservationist comes an awe-inspiring account of earth’s evolution.
Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet #ad - Beginning at the moment of creation with the big bang, Here on Earth explores the evolution of Earth from a galactic cloud of dust and gas to a planet with a metallic core and early signs of life within a billion years of being created. Life, flannery shows, first appeared in these oceans in the form of microscopic plants and bacteria, and these metals served as catalysts for the earliest biological processes known to exist.
From this starting point, flannery tells the fascinating story of the evolution of our own species, exploring several early human species—from the diminutive creatures the famed hobbits who lived in Africa around two million years ago to Homo erectus—before turning his attention to Homo sapiens.