Rachel Carson

Finalist, National Book Awards 1963
Finalist, 1956 National Book Awards
Winner, 1952 National Book Awards

She completed Silent Spring against formidable personal odds, and with it shaped a powerful social movement that has altered the course of history.
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The Edge of the Sea

cover of The Edge of the Sea by Rachel Carson
ISBN 9780395075050 Houghton Mifflin
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The Sea Around Us

First edition cover of the sea around us by rachel carson
ISBN 9780195069976 Oxford University Press; Open Road Media / Oxford University Press

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. Quite simply, she captures the mystery and allure of the ocean with a compelling blend of imagination and expertise. More about this book >

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Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson (1907-1964) spent most of her professional life as a marine biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. By the late 1950s, she had written three lyrical, popular books about the sea, including the bestselling The Sea Around Us, and had become the most respected science writer in America. She completed Silent Spring against formidable personal odds, and with it shaped a powerful social movement that has altered the course of history.

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