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Lear, Linda J. 1940-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 142 publications in 5 languages and 8,507 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  Bibliography  Environmental films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: QH545.P4, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Linda J Lear
Rachel Carson : witness for nature by Linda J Lear( Book )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 2,357 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 )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,133 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
Lost woods : the discovered writing of Rachel Carson by Rachel Carson( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,344 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
The sense of wonder by Rachel Carson( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and French and held by 412 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
The art of Beatrix Potter : sketches, paintings, and illustrations by Emily Zach( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 289 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
Lost woods : the discovered writing of Rachel Carson by Rachel Carson( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This includes samples of Rachel Carson's early work for newspapers and the Fish and Wildlife Service
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 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beatrix Potter : the extraordinary life of a Victorian genius by Linda J Lear( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 124 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
Silent spring by Rachel Carson( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rarely does a single book alter the course of history, but Rachel Carson's 'Silent Spring' did exactly that. The outcry that followed its publication in 1962 forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Carson's passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her elequent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century"--Page [4] of cover
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 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undersea by Rachel Carson( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 25 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 25 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
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

Remembering Rachel Carson : Part I and Part II by Linda J Lear( Recording )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

#451. Biographer Linda Lear portrays the early years of Rachel Carson. She discusses her childhood in rural Pennsylvania, her preference for the natural over the artificial and her poetic gift. #452. Linda Lear describes Rachel Carson's last years and her enduring legacy. Discusses how she undertook her most powerful work, Silent Spring and took on both big business and its government allies in her relentless campaign against pesticides
The adventures of Piratess Tilly by Elizabeth Lorayne( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in the poetic form of haiku, you are invited to come adventuring with Piratess Tilly, her rescued best friend, a koala named Yuki, and her band of international orphaned brothers in this award-winning picture book. As budding naturalists, they are all too eager for their expedition to the Galp̀agos Islands. While documenting flora and fauna, they spot baby giant tortoises being kidnapped ... by pirates! How do Tilly, Yuki and the brothers save the tortoises? Includes biographies of Charles Darwin and Beatrix Potter."--
Exploring the unknown selected documents in the history of the U.S. civil space program( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Rachel Carson : witness for nature
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Beatrix Potter : a life in natureLost woods : the discovered writing of Rachel CarsonThe sense of wonderLost woods : the discovered writing of Rachel CarsonBeatrix Potter : the extraordinary life of a Victorian geniusSilent spring