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Rachel Carson: The Writer at Work

By Paul Brooks

Publisher: Sierra Club Books, September 1998
ISBN: 1578050170
MY HERO recommends this book to adult readers.
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 From these excerpts, as well as Carson's letters and unpublished writings and the recollections of those who knew her, Brooks has created an intimate portrait of the writer at work.
User Reviews:
| 2/19/2008 11:36 PM
rachel carson rocks
Bethanie Crabtree age8 | 2/6/2008 10:23 PM
i love the book about the earth and what great things shes done for our world and the people of all nations, she has inspired me to do all that I can do to help the world and all people to do what I can for our planet and beyond thankyou for giving my life a great purpose.

jordon | 5/6/2007 10:46 PM
good job
Sade | 3/30/2006 2:04 AM
I am really interested in your work of scienece. That is the reason why i chose you on my biography on famous people. I really hope that everybody else can realize that you are a wonderful person and you keep doing great things for our earth.

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