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Carson, Rachel 1907-1964

Works: 443 works in 1,505 publications in 11 languages and 73,102 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Popular works  Pictorial works 
Subject Headings: Biologists 
Roles: Singer, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: QH545.P4, 591.921
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Rachel Carson, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Rachel Carson
Silent spring by Rachel Carson ( Book )
167 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 9,703 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 )
182 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 7,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us was a phenomenal success. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on The New York Times bestseller list, where it remained on top for thirty-one consecutive weeks. It stayed 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 commemorative edition has over 130 beautiful, full color illustrations from all over the world -- everything from breaching whales, Christmas Tree worms and phosphorescent shrimp, to fur seals, flashlight fish, and giant squid. The volume features a foreword by Carl Safina, president and founder of the Blue Ocean Institute; an introduction by explorer Robert D. Ballard, renowned for his role in finding the Titanic as well as for his discovery of life around deep-sea hydrothermal vents; and an afterword by Brian J. Skinner, an eminent geologist and former president of the Geological Society of America
The edge of the sea by Rachel Carson ( Book )
43 editions published between 1955 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,687 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 )
69 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,136 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 )
23 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,464 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 1,702 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."--BOOK JACKET
Silent spring by Rachel Carson ( )
21 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1962, Silent Spring can singlehandedly be credited with sounding the alarm and raising awareness of humankind's collective impact on its own future through chemical pollution. No other book has so strongly influenced the environmental conscience of Americans and the world at large
The rocky coast by Rachel Carson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1955 and 1971 in English and held by 732 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
Der stumme Frühling by Rachel Carson ( Book )
40 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The sense of wonder by Rachel Carson ( )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 220 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 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Primavers silenciosa by Rachel Carson ( Book )
39 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Under the sea wind by Rachel Carson ( )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 107 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 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Printemps silencieux by Rachel Carson ( Book )
24 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in French and English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Premier ouvrage sur le scandale des pesticides, Printemps ,silencieux entraîné l'interdiction du DDT aux Etats-Unis. Cette victoire historique d'un individu contre les lobbies de l'industrie chimique a déclenché au début des années 1960 la naissance du mouvement écologiste. Printemps silencieux est aussi l'essai d'une écologue et d'une vulgarisatrice hors pair. En étudiant l'impact des pesticides sur le monde vivant, du sol aux rivières, des plantes aux animaux, et jusqu'à nos cellules et notre ADN, ce livre constitue l'exposition limpide, abordable par tous, d'une vision écologique du monde.Avec 1 000 000 d'exemplaires vendus, Printemps silencieux est un monument de l'histoire culturelle et sociale du XXe siècle
Cette Mer qui nous entoure (The sea around us) by Rachel Carson ( Book )
34 editions published between 1950 and 1978 in French and Undetermined and held by 83 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
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Alternative Names
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، راشل ل.، 1907-1964 م.
カースン, レイチェル
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