Rachel Carson: A Woman’s Voice for the Planet, American (1907-1964) by Theresa C. Dintino

When most people think of Rachel Carson, they think of her groundbreaking work Silent Spring which is largely credited for helping to launch the environmental movement and through which she is often said to have “saved the birds.” This “battle cry” book urging us to take a closer look at the use of chemical pesticides led to regulations and restrictions still in place today and the eventual establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency.  But what I know and love Rachel Carson best for is her book, The Sea Around Us, in which she speaks of the ocean in eloquent...

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