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Carson, Rachel 1907-1964

Works: 710 works in 2,434 publications in 21 languages and 87,940 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Juvenile works  Personal correspondence  Popular works  Literature  Pictorial works 
Subject Headings: Biologists 
Roles: Author, Editor, Singer, zxx, Contributor, Creator, Other, Instrumentalist, Dedicatee, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: GC21, 551.46
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Most widely held works by Rachel Carson
Silent spring by Rachel Carson( Book )

334 editions published between 1953 and 2020 in 11 languages and held by 10,769 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 )

185 editions published between 1950 and 2021 in 13 languages and held by 6,758 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 )

63 editions published between 1900 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 3,543 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 )

98 editions published between 1901 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 3,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel Carson--pioneering environmentalist and author of Silent Spring--opens our eyes to the wonders of the natural world in her groundbreaking paean to the sea. 2016 marks the 75th Anniversary of the publication of Under the Sea-Wind. Celebrating the mystery and beauty of birds and sea creatures in their natural habitat, Under the Sea-Wind--Rachel Carson's first book and her personal favorite--is the early masterwork of one of America's greatest nature writers. Evoking the special mystery and beauty of the shore and the open sea--its limitless vistas and twilight depths--Carson's astonishingly intimate, unforgettable portrait captures the delicate negotiations of an ingeniously calibrated ecology.--'Under the Sea-Wind' presents a naturalist's picture of ocean life. This book is her breathtaking canvas of the fierce, competitive struggle for life takes place along the shore, in the open sea, and along the sea bottom. Linda Lear provides a new introduction
The sense of wonder by Rachel Carson( Book )

38 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,645 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 )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,370 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( )

46 editions published between 1968 and 2019 in English and held by 1,041 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 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A marine biologist and gifted author introduces the reader to the birds, snails, jellyfish, seaweed, and other denizens of the New England shore
The sense of wonder by Rachel Carson( )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sense of Wonder relates Carson's intimate account of adventures with her young nephew, Roger, as they enjoy walks along the rocky coast of Maine and through dense forests and open fields, observing wildlife, strange plants, moonlight, and storm clouds and listening to the living music of insects in the underbrush
Lost woods : the discovered writing of Rachel Carson by Rachel Carson( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This includes samples of Rachel Carson's early work for newspapers and for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Factory farming : the experiment that failed : a compilation of articles and photographs( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sea by Rachel Carson( Book )

15 editions published between 1951 and 1991 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal machines by Ruth Harrison( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reprint of a book originally published in 1964, with new contributions setting a modern context. The original book is comprised of 10 chapters covering and describing the methods of intensive farming of poultry and livestock during the 1960s. It was aimed at creating awareness regarding the production of animals under artificial and damaging conditions that prevail in factory-like installations. Focus is given on broiler chickens, poultry packing stations, battery birds, veal calves, basis of quality, quantity versus quality and animal cruelty and legislation
Under the sea wind by Rachel Carson( )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 124 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
Geheimnisse des Meeres by Rachel Carson( Book )

20 editions published between 1952 and 1967 in German and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sea around us by Rachel Carson( Book )

62 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merkwaardigheden en mysteries der wereldzeeën, oceanografisch zowel als biologisch
Primavera silenciosa by Rachel Carson( Book )

43 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primavera silenciosa (1962), de la bióloga marina y zoóloga estadounidense Rachel Louise Carson (1907-1964), es un libro que es preciso conocer ya que aborda uno de los problemas más graves que produjo el siglo XX: la contaminación que sufre la Tierra. Utilizando un lenguaje transparente, el rigor propio del mejor análisis científico y ejemplos estremecedores, Carson denunció los efectos nocivos que para la naturaleza tenía el empleo masivo de productos químicos como los pesticidas, el DDT en particular. Se trata, por consiguiente, de un libro de ciencia que va más allá del universo científico para adentrarse en el turbulento mundo de "lo social". Su trascendencia fue tal que hoy está considerado uno de los principales responsables de la aparición de los movimientos ecologistas a favor de la conservación de la naturaleza. De hecho, Primavera silenciosa consiguió lo que pocos textos científicos logran: iluminar nuestros conocimientos de procesos que tienen lugar en la naturaleza y despertar el interés de la sociedad tanto por la ciencia que es necesaria para comprender lo que sucede en nuestro planeta, como por la situación presente y futura de la vida que existe en él
The house of life: Rachel Carson at work by Paul Brooks( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rachel Carson bibliography" : p. (339)-343. Provides a portrait of the ecologist and writer
Food from the sea : fish and shellfish of New England by Rachel Carson( Book )

5 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 92 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."
Rachel Carson sparks the environmental movement by Rebecca Rowell( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses how the scientist Rachel Carson founded the modern environmental movement. Information about her life, the science behind her studies, and the impact of her work on the world today is also provided
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Silent spring
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 CarsonLost woods : the discovered writing of Rachel CarsonAnimal machinesThe sea around us
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

Kārsūn, Rāshil, 1907-1964

Kāsun, Reicheru.

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson American marine biologist and conservationist

Rachel Carson Amerikaans schrijfster

Rachel Carson Amerikaans schrijver

Rachel Carson amerikanesch Zoologin

Rachel Carson amerikansk biolog

Rachel Carson ameriška biologinja, pisateljica in okoljevarstvenica

Rachel Carson biolog amerykański

Rachel Carson Biolog kelautan Amerika Serikat

Rachel Carson biologa e zoologa statunitense

Rachel Carson biòloga marina, conservacionista i escriptora estatunidenca

Rachel Carson bióloga marina, conservacionista y escritora estadounidense

Rachel Carson Bióloga marina, zoóloga, escritora de periodismo científico e literatura especializada estadounidense.

Rachel Carson bióloga y escritora estadounidense

Rachel Carson US-amerikanische Zoologin, Biologin, Wissenschaftsjournalistin und Sachbuchautorin

Rachel Carson US-amerikanische Zoologin, Biologin, Wissenschaftsjournalistin und Sachbuchautorin (1907-1964)

Rachel Carson yhdysvaltalainen biologi

Rachel Carson zoologiste et biologiste américaine

Rachel Carsonová

Rachel Carsonová americká zoologička a morská biologička

Rachel Louise Carson

Reičela Kārsona

Rejčel Karson

Ρέιτσελ Κάρσον

Карсон, Рэйчел

Рейчел Карсон

Рейчъл Карсън

Рейчъл Карсън американска морска биоложка и писателка

Рејчел Карсон

Рэйчел Карсон американский морской биолог, защитник окружающей среды и писательница

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קארסון, רחל לואיז

רייצ'ל קרסון

רייצ'ל קרסון ביולוגית ימית אמריקאית

راشل ل. كارسون، 1907-1964

راشل کارسون

راشيل كارسون

راشيل كارسون عالمة أحياء بحرية وكاتبة علمية أمريكية

كارسون, ر

كارسون، راشيل، 1907-1964

کارسون، راشل

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ৰাচেল কাৰ্ছন

ਰਾਚੇਲ ਕਾਰਸਨ

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റെയ്ച്ചൽ കാഴ്സൺ

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카슨, 라셸 1907-1964

카슨, 레이첼 1907-1964

카슨, 레이첼 루이스 1907-1964

카아슨, R. 1907-1964

카아슨, 레이첼 1907-1964

칼손, 라첼 L. 1907-1964

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