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Carson, Rachel 1907-1964

Works: 391 works in 1,572 publications in 24 languages and 74,067 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Popular works  History  Pictorial works 
Subject Headings: Biologists 
Roles: Author, Singer, Contributor, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: QH545.P4, 591.921
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Silent spring by Rachel Carson( Book )

348 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 10,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An important, controversial account ... of the way in which man's use of poisons to control insect pests and unwanted vegetation is changing the balance of nature." Booklist
The sea around us by Rachel Carson( Book )

325 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 7,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on The New York Times best-seller list, where it enjoyed wide attention for thirty-one consecutive weeks. It remained on the list for more than a year and a half and ultimately sold well over a million copies, has been translated into 28 languages, inspired an Academy Award-winning documentary, and won both the 1952 National Book Award and the John Burroughs Medal. This classic work remains as fresh today as when it first appeared. Carson's writing teems with stunning, memorable images--the newly formed Earth cooling beneath an endlessly overcast sky; the centuries of nonstop rain that created the oceans; giant squids battling sperm whales hundreds of fathoms below the surface; and incredibly powerful tides moving 100 billion tons of water daily in the Bay of Fundy. Quite simply, she captures the mystery and allure of the ocean with a compelling blend of imagination and expertise. Reintroducing a classic work to a whole new generation of readers, this Special Edition features a new chapter written by Jeffrey Levinton, a leading expert in marine ecology, that brings the scientific side of The Sea Around Us completely up to date. Levinton incorporates the most recent thinking on continental drift, coral reefs, the spread of the ocean floor, the deterioration of the oceans, mass extinction of sea life, and many other topics. In addition, acclaimed nature writer Ann Zwinger has contributed a brief foreword. Today, with the oceans endangered by the dumping of medical waste and ecological disasters such as the Exxon oil spill in Alaska, this illuminating volume provides a timely reminder of both the fragility and the importance of the ocean and the life that abounds within it. Anyone who loves the sea, or who is concerned about our natural environment, will want to read this classic work
The edge of the sea by Rachel Carson( Book )

57 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We see how the tides, waves, and ocean current shape the living creatures that depend on them. Three main types of environment--the rock shore, the rim of sand and the coral coast found on the American Atlantic coast are studied in detail
Under the sea-wind : a naturalist's picture of ocean life by Rachel Carson( Book )

84 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the sea birds and sea creatures that inhabit the Eastern coasts of North America
The sense of wonder by Rachel Carson( Book )

27 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author "affirms her belief that those who live with the mysteries of earth, sea, and sky are never alone or weary of life ... Her narrative and photographsthat accompany it chart the paths which adult and child can take together on this journey of discovery
Lost woods : the discovered writing of Rachel Carson by Rachel Carson( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is a trove of Carson writing never before published or collected, uncovered by Linda Lear, author of the recent and acclaimed Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature. Included are examples of her early and often remarkable nature writing for newspapers and for the Fish and Wildlife Service; journal observations on shore life; letters, including the "Lost Woods" correspondence concerning her efforts to save land in her beloved Maine, and another, written to her physician near the end of her life, that reveals Carson's fight to be told the truth about her cancer even as she was working to expose the hazards of pesticides. Lost Woods also creates a vivid record of Carson's activism. In talks to national groups, she gives astute early criticism of the ties between universities and chemical manufacturers, and skewers her critics with still-timely precision."--Jacket
Silent spring by Rachel Carson( )

21 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1962, Silent spring can single-handedly be credited with sounding the alarm and raising the awareness of humankind's collective impact on its own future through chemical pollution. Scientist and pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson presents a detailed account of the development of military biocides and their derivative cousins: our common pesticides and herbicides
The rocky coast by Rachel Carson( Book )

6 editions published between 1955 and 1971 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captures in text and pictures the mysterious and intensely alive world of both animal and plant life on the Atlantic Coast
The sense of wonder by Rachel Carson( )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sense of Wonder relates Carson's intimate account of adventures with her young nephew, in their walks along the sea coast and through forests and fields, observing wildlife, strange plants, moonlight, and storm clouds. It is a guide to capturing the simple power of discovery that Carson viewed as essential to life
The sea by Rachel Carson( Book )

15 editions published between 1951 and 1991 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Factory farming : the experiment that failed : a compilation of articles and photographs( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the sea wind by Rachel Carson( )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The special mystery and beauty of the sea is the setting for Rachel Carson's memorable portrait of the sea birds and sea creatures that inhabit the eastern coasts of North America. In a sequence of riveting adventures along the shore, within the open sea, and down in the twilight depths, Rachel Carson introduces us to the winds and currents of the ocean as revealed in the lives of Scomber, the mackerel and Anguilla, the eel. Life for them a continuous miracle, a series of life-and-death victories played out among strange and often terrifying life forms far below the surface of the sea"--Publisher's description
The house of life: Rachel Carson at work by Paul Brooks( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal machines by Ruth Harrison( Book )

3 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food from the sea : fish and shellfish of New England by Rachel Carson( Book )

2 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Millions of Americans are developing new wartime food habits, trying foods they once neglected, turning to alternates for long familiar products. For everyone of the ten fish or shellfish that make up mere than four-fifths of New England's catch there are seven species little known or utilized, many of which could provide tasty and nutritious foods. Turning to these under-utilized species will conserve food resources by lifting the burden of over-exploitation from such fishes as cod and haddock and will augment dwindling supplies of protein foods. Exploring the seafood markets for unfamiliar species rewards the housewife and her family with delightful taste surprises, for scarcely any other class of food offers so great a variety, so rich an opportunity for mealtime adventures. Before we can try new foods, we must know what they are- something of their nutritive value, where they come from, how market supplies vary with the season. Our enjoyment of these foods is heightened if we also know something of the creatures from which they are derived, how and where they live, how they are caught, their habits and migrations. This publication provides such an introduction to the more important fish and shellfish of New England."
Fish and shellfish of the middle Atlantic coast by Rachel Carson( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fish and shellfish of the south Atlantic and gulf coasts by Rachel Carson( Book )

2 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fishes of the Middle West by Rachel Carson( Book )

4 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The waters of the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes are a potential source of several hundred million pounds of food in the form of tasty lake and river fishes. This rich resource of the inland waters is important to a nation at war. Because of the growing meat shortage, people will eat more fish than in pre-war years. In the interior of the country, people will eat more fresh-water fish than before, because fish are good and nutritious and because, in the coming months, the shipments of rosefish, halibut, shrimp, and other seafoods that come to them from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts may be curtailed. Among the scores of fishes native to the Mississippi and the Great Lakes are many excellent food fishes, some of them little known even in the States that produce them in greatest quantity. These fishes, if known and properly used, will add variety to wartime meals and health-giving proteins, minerals, and vitamins to the diet. This publication has been written to acquaint the people of the Middle West with their native food fishes as individual species differing in their food qualities, their adaptability to various methods of preparation, and their seasons of availability."
Life under the sea; from the sea around us by Rachel Carson( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guarding our wildlife resources by Rachel Carson( Book )

8 editions published in 1948 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Carson, R. L. 1907-1964

Carson, R. L. (Rachel Louis), 1907-1964

Carson, Rachel.

Carson, Rachel 1907-1964

Carson, Rachel L.

Carson, Rachel L. 1907-1964

Carson, Rachel L.d1907 1964

Carson, Rachel L. (Rachel Louis), 1907-1964

Carson, Rachel L. (Rachel Louise), 1907-1964.

Carson, Rachel Louis 1907-1964

Carson Rachel Louise

Carson, Rachel Louise 1907-1964

Carson, Rachel Luise 1907-1964

Rachel Carson

راسل كارسون، 1907-1964 م.

راسل ل. كارسون، 1907-1964 م.

كارسون, ر

كارسون، راشل ل.، 1907-1964 م.

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The sea around usThe edge of the seaUnder the sea-wind : a naturalist's picture of ocean lifeThe sense of wonderLost woods : the discovered writing of Rachel CarsonSilent springThe sense of wonderUnder the sea wind