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Carson, Rachel 1907-1964

Works: 480 works in 1,526 publications in 10 languages and 71,734 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Popular works  Pictorial works 
Subject Headings: Biologists 
Roles: Vocalist, 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 )
208 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 9,811 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 )
156 editions published between 1950 and 2003 in 8 languages and held by 6,846 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 )
45 editions published between 1955 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,699 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 )
67 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English 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 )
22 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,462 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 )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,701 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 ( )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 930 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 )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der stumme Frühling by Rachel Carson ( Book )
43 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pflanzenschutz / Insektizid
The sense of wonder by Rachel Carson ( )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 213 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 180 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 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Silent spring by Rachel Carson ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rachel Carson exposes the effects of indiscriminate use of chemicals, of the destruction of wildlife and the balance of nature, and of man's progressive poisoning of his own habitat
Under the sea wind by Rachel Carson ( )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 105 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 )
9 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sea around us by Rachel Carson ( )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rachel Carson’s National Book Award–winning classic effortlessly mingles detailed fieldwork and inspiring prose to reveal a deep understanding of the earth’s most precious, mysterious resource—the ocean With more than one million copies sold, Rachel Carson’s The Sea Around Us became a cultural phenomenon when first published in 1951 and cemented Carson’s status as the preeminent natural history writer of her time. Her inspiring, intimate writing plumbs the depths of an enigmatic world—a place of hidden lands, islands newly risen from the earth’s crust, fish that pour through the water, and the unyielding, epic battle for survival. Firmly based in the scientific discoveries of the time, The Sea Around Us masterfully presents Carson’s commitment to a healthy planet and a fully realized sense of wonder. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rachel Carson including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University
Cette Mer qui nous entoure (The sea around us) by Rachel Carson ( Book )
36 editions published between 1950 and 1978 in French and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sea around us by Rachel Carson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geheimnisse des Meeres by Rachel Carson ( Book )
16 editions published between 1952 and 1967 in German and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life under the sea; from the sea around us by Rachel Carson ( Book )
2 editions published between 1958 and 1968 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Carson, R. L. (Rachel Louis), 1907-1964
Carson, Rachel.
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
カーソン, レイチェル
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