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Lear, Linda J. 1940-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 155 publications in 5 languages and 10,617 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  Biographies  Bibliography  Environmental films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, win
Classifications: SB959, 363.7384
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Most widely held works by Linda J Lear
Rachel Carson : witness for nature by Linda J Lear( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 2,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By drawing on previously unavailable sources and on interviews with those who knew her, Linda Lear gives a compelling portrait of this heroic woman, illuminating the origin of her connection with nature and of her determination to save what she loved. Lear reveals the unexpected influence of Carson's early experience with industrial pollution and examines her life-changing encounter with the possibility of global extinction in the frightening days of the early Cold War. The book follows Carson's efforts to become a marine biologist at a time when women were unwelcome in the academic community. It shows how her connections with nature were confirmed and strengthened through her work as a government scientist and editor, where her views about the potential dangers of synthetic chemical pesticides evolved. By the late 1950s, Carson had transformed colorless government research into three brilliant, popular books about the sea, including The Sea Around Us, and had become the most respected science writer in America. Rachel Carson challenged the culture of her time and, in the process, shaped a powerful social movement that altered the course of American history
Beatrix Potter : a life in nature by Linda J Lear( Book )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 2,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the life of the children's author and illustrator who created such memorable characters as Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, and Tom Kitten
Silent spring by Rachel Carson( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and held by 2,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1962, this book alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides. The outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. 'Silent Spring became a runaway bestseller, with international reverberations ... [It is] well crafted, fearless and succinct ... Even if she had not inspired a generation of activists, Carson would prevail as one of the greatest nature writers in American letters' (Peter Matthiessen, for Time's '100 Most Influential People of the Century'). This fortieth anniversary edition celebrates the author's watershed book with new essays by the author and scientist Edward O. Wilson and the acclaimed biographer Linda Lear, who tells the story of Carson's courageous defense of her truths in the face of ruthless assault from the chemical industry in 1963, the year following the publication of Silent Spring and before her untimely death in 1964"--Publisher's description
Lost woods : the discovered writing of Rachel Carson by Rachel Carson( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,405 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
Exploring the unknown : selected documents in the history of the U.S. civil space program( Book )

in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sense of wonder by Rachel Carson( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and French and held by 474 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 art of Beatrix Potter : sketches, paintings, and illustrations by Emily Zach( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate glimpse into Potter's private world and the places that inspired her stories. She found must of her inspiration in her surroundings, and Zach takes readers on a visual tour of the areas in the British Isles that most influenced her work. The work includes early sketches as well as photos of Potter's family and household items that inspired her
Harold L. Ickes : the aggressive progressive, 1874-1933 by Linda J Lear( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost woods : the discovered writing of Rachel Carson by Rachel Carson( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This includes samples of Rachel Carson's early work for newspapers and the Fish and Wildlife Service
Beatrix Potter : the extraordinary life of a Victorian genius by Linda J Lear( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beatrix Potter's books are adored by millions, but they were just one aspect of an extraordinary life. This captivating biography brings us the passionate, unconventional woman behind the beloved stories: a gifted artist and shrewd businesswoman, a pioneering scientific researcher, and more
A selected bibliography for Washington studies and descriptions of major local collections by Perry G Fisher( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rui qiu ka sen : zi ran de zheng ren by Er Li( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bo te xiao jie he Bi de tu de gu shi by Er Li( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of one voice : a 50-year perspective on the life of Rachel Carson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Rachel Carson and the implications of her environmental work. Features interviews with Rachel Carson's adopted son, Roger Christie, her biographer, Linda Lear, and other notable writers, scientists and advocates
A life in nature by Linda J Lear( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beatrix Potter was one of the 20th century's most beloved children's writers and illustrators. This biography reveals a strong, humorous and independent woman, whose art was timeless, and whose generosity left an indelible imprint on the countryside
Undersea by Rachel Carson( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the unknown : selected documents in the history of the U.S. civil space program by United States( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aggressive progressive : the political career of Harold L. Ickes, 1874-1933 by Linda J Lear( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ushinawareta mori : Reicheru kason ikoshu by Rachel Carson( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last writings of Rachel Carson Why we need friends and allies by Linda J Lear( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Rachel Carson : witness for nature
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Beatrix Potter : a life in natureSilent springLost woods : the discovered writing of Rachel CarsonExploring the unknown : selected documents in the history of the U.S. civil space programThe sense of wonderLost woods : the discovered writing of Rachel CarsonBeatrix Potter : the extraordinary life of a Victorian geniusA life in nature