Under the Sea WindOpen Road Media #ad - 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. This new york times bestseller by the author of the environmental classic Silent Spring beautifully details the coastal ecosystem of birds and the sea.
Following the life cycles of a pair of sanderlings, Carson gracefully weaves scientific observation with imaginative prose to educate and inspire, a mackerel, and an eel, 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 Edge of the SeaMariner Books #ad - It is a truly extraordinary world which Miss Carson vividly unfolds to us . . . In this book, and wonder of marine life, 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, and coral reefs, she explores rocky shores, beauty, sandy beaches, both animals and plants.
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. With an introduction by sue hubbell, author of A Country Year, and illustrations by Bob Hines, The Edge of the Sea serves as both a field guide and a pleasurable, enlightening read.
The Edge of the Sea #ad - 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. Known for “catching the life breath of science on the still glass of poetry, ” nature writer and marine biologist Rachel Carson is an icon of environmentalism, and her first love was the sea Time.
The Sense of Wonder: A Celebration of Nature for Parents and ChildrenHarper Perennial #ad - 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.
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. 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.
The Sense of Wonder: A Celebration of Nature for Parents and Children #ad - 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.
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.
The Sea Around UsOpen Road Media #ad - Her inspiring, intimate writing plumbs the depths of an enigmatic world—a place of hidden lands, and the unyielding, islands newly risen from the earth’s crust, fish that pour through the water, 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.
The Sea Around Us #ad - 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.
National book award winner and new york times Bestseller: Explore earth’s most precious, mysterious resource—the ocean—with the author of Silent Spring.
Rachel Carson: Witness for NatureMariner Books #ad - Impressively researched and eminently readable . . . 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. In a career that spanned from civil service to unlikely literary celebrity, Rachel Carson became one of the world’s seminal leaders in conservation. In this definitive biography, from the origins of her dedication to natural science to her invaluable service as a brilliant, if reluctant, professional, Linda Lear traces the evolution of Carson’s private, and public lives, reformer.
Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature #ad - 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. 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.
The authoritative biography of the marine biologist and nature writer whose book Silent Spring inspired the global environmentalist movement. Growing up in poverty on a tiny Allegheny River farm, Carson attended the Pennsylvania College for Women on a scholarship.
Thoreau and the Language of TreesUniversity of California Press #ad - His portraits of them were so perfect, it was as if he could see the sap flowing beneath their bark. In this original book, richard higgins explores thoreau’s deep connections to trees: his keen perception of them, the poetry he saw in them, his philosophical view of them, the joy they gave him, and how they fed his soul.
When thoreau wrote that the poet loves the pine tree as his own shadow in the air, he was speaking about himself. Thoreau’s words are as vivid now as they were in 1890, when an English naturalist wrote that he was unusually able to “to preserve the flashing forest colors in unfading light. Thoreau and the language of Trees shows that Thoreau, with uncanny foresight, believed trees were essential to the preservation of the world.
Thoreau and the Language of Trees #ad - His lively essays show that trees were a thread connecting all parts of Thoreau’s being—heart, mind, and spirit. Included are one hundred excerpts from Thoreau’s writings about trees, paired with over sixty of the author’s photographs. In short, he spoke their language. Trees were central to henry david Thoreau’s creativity as a writer, his work as a naturalist, his thought, and his inner life.
Silent SpringMariner Books #ad - Silent Spring #ad - Rachel carson’s silent spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. 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. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century.
. 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.
On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, Author of Silent SpringCrown #ad - This extraordinary new biography captures the essence of one of the great reformers of the twentieth century. A new york times notable book of 2012“A suspenseful tale of the literary life…utterly inspiring. San francisco chronicle“Captivating…Souder writes vividly and with great empathy for his subject and her cause.
New york times book review“A delightful, fascinating, engrossing read about some of the most important insights of modern science. You’ll find yourself thinking about Carson whenever you take a walk in the woods. Slate. Com. By drawing frightening parallels between dangerous chemicals and the then-pervasive fallout from nuclear testing, Carson opened a fault line between the gentle ideal of conservation and the more urgent new concept of environmentalism.
Elegantly written and meticulously researched, On a Farther Shore reveals a shy yet passionate woman more at home in the natural world than in the literary one that embraced her. 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.
On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring #ad - Published on the fiftieth anniversary of her seminal book, founder of the environmental movementShe loved the ocean and wrote three books about its mysteries, here is an indelible new portrait of Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, including the international bestseller The Sea Around Us. Effective against crop pests as well as insects that transmitted human diseases such as typhus and malaria, DDT had at first appeared safe.
Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our WorldEcco #ad - All told, their efforts ignited a transformative progressive movement while offering people a new way to think about the world and a more positive way of living in it. . Together, these women—linked not by friendship or field, but by their choice to break with convention—showed what one person speaking truth to power can do.
While they hailed from different generations, Carson, Goodall, Jacobs, and Waters found their voices in the early sixties. Consummate outsiders, each prevailed against powerful and mostly male adversaries while also anticipating the disaffections of the emerging counterculture. Jane jacobs fought for livable cities and strong communities; Rachel Carson warned us about poisoning the environment; Jane Goodall demonstrated the indelible kinship between humans and animals; and Alice Waters urged us to reconsider what and how we eat.
Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World #ad - With a keen eye for historical detail, Andrea Barnet traces the arc of each woman’s career and explores how their work collectively changed the course of history. Winner of the green prize for sustainable literaturea finalist for the pen/bograd weld prize for BiographyFour influential women we thought we knew well—Jane Jacobs, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters—and how they spearheaded the modern progressive movementThis is the story of four visionaries who profoundly shaped the world we live in today.
At a time of enormous upheaval, all four stood as bulwarks against 1950s corporate culture and its war on nature.
FiguringVintage #ad - Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries—beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, who catalyzed the environmental movement.
Stretching between these figures is a cast of artists, experience, writers, mostly queer—whose public contribution have risen out of their unclassifiable and often heartbreaking private relationships to change the way we understand, and scientists—mostly women, and appreciate the universe. Among them are the astronomer maria mitchell, who paved the way for women in science; the sculptor Harriet Hosmer, who did the same in art; the journalist and literary critic Margaret Fuller, who sparked the feminist movement; and the poet Emily Dickinson.
Figuring #ad - Emanating from these lives are larger questions about the measure of a good life and what it means to leave a lasting mark of betterment on an imperfect world: Are achievement and acclaim enough for happiness? Is genius? Is love? Weaving through the narrative is a set of peripheral figures—Ralph Waldo Emerson, poetry, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the history of science, feminism, and how the intersection of astronomy, Frederick Douglass, Charles Darwin, the rise and decline of religion, and Walt Whitman—and a tapestry of themes spanning music, and Transcendentalist philosophy fomented the environmental movement.