Search Results: "Rachel Carson"


BOOK REVIEW

RACHEL CARSON by Linda Lear
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Call this biography definitive. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sweeping, analytic, first-class biography of Rachel Carson from Lear (Environmental History/George Washington Univ.). Read full book review >

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RACHEL CARSON by Ellen Levine
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"The contrast between the liveliness and elegance of Carson's words with Levine's respectful and honest reportage amplifies the reader's admiration for a woman who cared for her friends and family, yet dedicated her life to making the world a better place. (Biography. 10+)"
The combination of Rachel Carson's gift for writing with her passion for science and understanding the natural world catapulted her into prominence with the publication of Silent Spring, truly one of those books that changed the world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 1995

"Darting, fresh, sensuous, pleasingly elliptical at times, these letters also serve to tether the increasingly deified Carson firmly to earth — just where she'd want to be."
A profusion of artful letters, the greater part from the mellifluous pen of Carson, detailing everyday life while writing The Edge of the Sea and Silent Spring. Read full book review >

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RACHEL CARSON AND HER BOOK THAT CHANGED THE WORLD by Laurie Lawlor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Ultimately, too many unconnected facts are dropped in to the text to help children understand her life and accomplishments. (source notes) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Silent Spring did indeed change the world, but Rachel Carson's story cannot be folded easily into 32 pages. Read full book review >

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RACHEL by Amy Ehrlich
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2003

"Maybe Carson's sense of wonder will inspire future environmentalists. (bibliography, epilogue) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Ehrlich's biography of the noted environmentalist covers much ground, from her early years in Pennsylvania, to research at Woods Hole Marine Laboratory, to Maine and her environmental writings. Read full book review >

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KILLING RACHEL by Anne Cassidy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"For enthusiastic fans of amateur detectives only. (Mystery. 12-16)"
A limp murder mystery, needlessly prolonged. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE SEA-WIND by Rachel Carson
Released: Nov. 1, 1941

"And there is special emphasis on skimmers, sandpipers, the life span of mackerel and the eel."
Ten years of experience in studies of ocean life are objectively translated into a sort of composite marine portrait, — a book for the Donald Culross Peattie market rather than the Beebe market. Read full book review >

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SILENT SPRING by Rachel Carson
Released: Sept. 27, 1962

"The book is not entirely negative; final chapters indicate roads of reversal, before it is too late!"
It should come as no surprise that the gifted author of The Sea Around Us and its successors can take another branch of science—that phase of biology indicated by the term ecology—and bring it so sharply into focus that any intelligent layman can understand what she is talking about. Read full book review >

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THE EDGE OF THE SEA by Rachel Carson
Released: Oct. 26, 1955

"Once again a poet speaks."
The Sea Around Us and Under the Sea-Wind introduced Rachel Carson to a reading public eager to welcome a scientist who wrote like a poet. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 1998

"Carson devotees will already be familiar with some of this material; the more casual (if no less admiring) fan will find in this collection an engaging glimpse into the breadth of Carson's curiosity and the fashioning of her public voice as a defender of the environment."
Biographer Lear (Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature, 1997) knits together here a number of Rachel Carson's writings—often much more personal, quirky, and searching than her celebrated books—that add meat to her body of literary/scientific writing. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY CARSON by Henry Bushkin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Carson partisans may find this memoir self-serving (what memoir isn't?), but most readers will be captivated by this high-definition, off-camera, extreme close-up view of the enigmatic entertainer."
The King of Late Night's lawyer, confidant, tennis partner and butt of his "Bombastic Bushkin" gags appraises their 18-year relationship. Read full book review >

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THE SENSE OF WONDER by Rachel Carson
Released: Oct. 6, 1965

"Her calm contemplations are seconded by 100 photographs, 32 in full color, and not seen here, but sure encouragement to wonder and rejoice in earth, Sea and sky."
A fraction of Rachel Carson's legacy comes to parents in this article-length text assuring them of the life-long benefits to be gathered for the child awakened early to the beauties of nature. Read full book review >