The American Experience: Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. PBS Video, 1992. Brooks, Paul. Rachel Carson: The Writer at Work. Sierra Books, 1998. (Formerly published as The House of Life, 1972.) Brooks was Carson's editor and published this ...
Author: E. A. Tremblay
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
A biography of the biologist who helped initiate the environmental movement.
“The 100 Best Nonfiction Books: No 20—Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (1962).” The Guardian (13 June 2016). McKibben, Bill. Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? New York: Henry Holt, 2019.
Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Rachel Carson was a marine biologist credited with the founding of the ecology movement and the rise in ecofeminism. One of her most popular works was Silent Spring, which challenged the use of DDT (an insecticide infamous for its negative environmental effects) and questioned the claims of modern industry. Carson also wrote essays, reviews, articles, and speeches to educate the public about the impacts of chemical pollutants on both the environment and the human body. This literary companion provides readers with Carson's key messages via an A-to-Z index of topics discussed in her works including carcinogens, endangered species, and radioactivity.
Carson, Rachel. Silent Spring. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002. Haberman, Clyde. “Rachel Carson, DDT and the Fight Against Malaria.” New York Times, January 22, 2017. https://www ...
Author: Kristina Lyn Heitkamp
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
In 1957, more than six thousand products made with the chemical pesticide DDT were available. Farmers used DDT for pest control on their food crops. Consumers used wallpaper laced with the pesticide to keep bugs at bay. Scientists and the government all considered DDT safe, until a thoughtful and brave woman dared to question the indiscriminate and excess use of the synthetic chemical. Rachel Carson was a writer and marine biologist. The publication of Carson's Silent Spring sounded an alarm that initiated the modern environmental movement. Carson's biography of civic courage will inspire and motivate socially conscious readers.
Rachel Carson: Ecologist and Activist. Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, 2005. Hinrichsen, Don. The Atlas of Coasts and Oceans: Ecosystems, Threatened Resources, Marine Conservation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press,2011. Levine, Ellen.
Author: Marie-Therese Miller
Publisher: Infobase Learning
Rachel Carson was a nature lover since childhood. As an adult, she became a marine biologist and wrote award-winning books about the ocean, capturing the imagination of her readers with her poetic descriptions of the sea and it.
Videos " The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson . " 1963. CBS Reports . Produced by Jay Mc- Mullen . New York : CBS News , 3 April . " Rachel Carson's Silent Spring . " 1993. American Experience ( PBS ) . Written and produced by Neil ...
Author: Arlene Rodda Quaratiello
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
This work provides an up-to-date biography of Rachel Carson, a writer and scientist who greatly influenced the modern environmental movement.
Further. Information. Books. Gillam, Scott. Rachel Carson: Pioneer of Environmentalism. Edina, MN: ABDO Publications, 2011. Wadsworth, Ginger. Rachel Carson, Voice for the Earth. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1992.
Author: Meghan Rock
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
After publishing her lauded book Silent Spring, Rachel Carson became a household name in America. A marine biologist by training, Carson became a dedicated conservationist and her environmental writings influenced generations. Students will examine Carsons writing and research through the use of ample primary source evidence in order to better understand one of the most influential women in science in the twentieth century.
Rachel Carson's book The Sea Around Us won the National Book Award. The book was also at the top of ... After reading Rachel's book Silent Spring, President John F. Kennedy ordered an investigation of how chemicals might harm wildlife.
Author: Sheila Rivera
Publisher: Lerner Publications
An introduction to the life and career of marine biologist and writer, Rachel Carson.
Rachel Carson and the Environmental Movement (Cornerstones of Freedom), Elaine Landau (Children's Press, 2004) Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World, Laurie Lawlor (Holiday House, 2012) Rachel Carson: Clearing the Way for ...
Author: Lori Hile
This book takes an engaging look at the work of ground-breaking conservationist, Rachel Carson, and her work to uncover the dangers of pesticides. It covers Carson's inspiration, her methods, findings, and the impact of her work on the environment movement.
Introduction to Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1994. Reprinted in Courage for the Earth: Writers, Scientists, and Activists Celebrate the Life and Writing of Rachel Carson, ed. Peter Matthiessen.
Author: Gary Wiener
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
A foundational text in the conservation movement, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring challenged prevailing ideas of the health of the environment by showing that pesticides affected organisms other than their targets, such as humans and birds. The book also accused chemical companies and federal officials of complacency in regulating pesticides. Despite challenges from the chemical industry, the book reversed pesticide policy, leading to a ban on DDT for agricultural use. This compelling volume offers an in-depth analysis of the life, works, and importance of Rachel Carson. Critical essays focus on how the book put human impact at the center of environmental policy, how some felt that Carson exaggerated her claims, and how environmentalism stands in the way of human progress. The book also offers readers contemporary perspectives on environmental disasters.