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Rachel Carson (1907–1964)

Autor(a) de Silent Spring

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About the Author

Rachel Carson was for many years a marine biologist and then editor-in-chief of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service's publications. She was also the author of Silent Spring, Under the Sea-Wind, and At the Edge of the Sea. She died in 1964. Sylvia Earle is a marine biologist, oceanographer, mostrar mais and National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence. Her books include Blue Hope: Exploring and Caring for Earth's Magnificent Ocean and Ocean An Illustrated Atlas. mostrar menos
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Obras por Rachel Carson

Silent Spring (1962) 6,512 exemplares
The Sea Around Us (1951) 1,973 exemplares
The Edge of the Sea (1955) 890 exemplares
Under the Sea-Wind (1941) 687 exemplares
The Sense of Wonder (1965) 626 exemplares
The Rocky Coast (1971) 44 exemplares
Man's War Against Nature (2021) 22 exemplares
Something About the Sky (2024) 10 exemplares

Associated Works

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008) — Contribuidor — 802 exemplares
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 775 exemplares
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contribuidor — 416 exemplares
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Contribuidor — 397 exemplares
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Contribuidor — 327 exemplares
Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (1986) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
The Sweet Breathing of Plants: Women Writing on the Green World (2001) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
The Book of the Sea (1954) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Beach : Stories by the Sand and Sea (2000) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Animal Machines: The New Factory Farming Industry (1964) — Prefácio, algumas edições29 exemplares
The Penguin Book of the Ocean (2010) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Constructing Nature: Readings from the American Experience (1996) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Penguin Green Ideas Collection (2021) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Reading in English for Students of English as a Second Language (1961) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Carson, Rachel Louise
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Parklawn Memorial Park, Rockville, Maryland, USA
Local de nascimento
Springdale, Pennsylvania, USA
Local de falecimento
Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Causa da morte
cancer (breast)
heart attack
Locais de residência
Springdale, Pennsylvania, USA
Southport Island, Maine, USA
Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Chatham University (BS|1929)
Johns Hopkins University (MS|1932)
marine biologist
nature writer
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Bureau of Fisheries
Prémios e menções honrosas
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1980)
The Schweitzer Medal (1962)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1953)
Constance Lindsay Skinner Award (1963)
Great Americans series postage stamp issued (1981)
Birthplace added to National Register of Historic Places (Rachel Carson Homestead) (mostrar todos 24)
Colesville, Maryland home designated National Historic Landmark (1991)
Rachel Carson Trail (Alleghany County ∙ PA)
Rachel Carson Bridge (Pittsburgh ∙ PA ∙ USA)
Rachel Carson State Office Building (Harrisburg ∙ PA ∙ USA)
Rachel Carson Elementary School (Gaithersburg ∙ Montgomery County ∙ Maryland ∙ USA)
Rachel Carson Middle School (Herndon ∙ VA ∙ USA)
Rachel Carson Elementary (Sammamish ∙ WA ∙ USA)
Rachel Carson Elementary School (San Jose ∙ CA ∙ USA)
Rachel Carson Environmental Middle School (Beaverton ∙ OR ∙ USA)
Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies (Brooklyn ∙ NY ∙ USA)
Rachel Carson Conservation Park (Montgomery County ∙ MD ∙ USA)
Rachel Carson room at Ariel Rios Building
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge (Maine ∙ USA)
Rachel Carson Coastal Reserve (Carteret County ∙ NC ∙ USA)
Rachel Carson Prize named for her (Stavanger ∙ Norway)
Rachel Carson Prize named for her (Society for Social Studies of Science)
Rachel Carson Greenway (Montgomery County ∙ MD ∙ USA)
National Women's Hall of Fame (1973)
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Rachel Carson was a marine biologist and vocal conservationist. Her book, Silent Spring, is often credited with being the spark for the modern environmental movements. Carson's work led directly to changes in pesticide and other environmental policies in the United States and helped lead to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.



Undersea - Nawakum press em Fine Press Forum (Abril 2023)


A beautiful weaving of Rachel Carson's prose and Nikki McClure's luminous art.
bookwren | Apr 8, 2024 |
"Suscitate emozioni perché le fondamenta dell'apprendimento stanno in ciò che amiamo."
claudio.marchisio | 11 outras críticas | Mar 17, 2024 |
it was interesting to read this both in an historical context, and to realize how much still needs to be done. but seeing where we were when this was written, and how brutal the effects were on the insects, birds, fish, etc, and how long it took them to do anything was honestly astounding (while also not being surprising at all). i can see why this was so necessary and world shifting/changing.
overlycriticalelisa | 96 outras críticas | Dec 1, 2023 |
Classic by a Woman Author (BacktotheClassics2020)
Three Books by the Same Author (#mmdreading)

In this 2nd book of her "sea trilogy", Carson, with her lyrical prose, reveals the power, beauty, and complexity of the ocean and it's history. She does get a bit too technical at times. I started skimming at the parts where she droned on about pressure per cubic foot, etc. But really most of the book is very accessible to the the average reader, and even though it contains some outdated/inaccurate information, this book is still worth reading. Carson has an amazing ability to see the big ecological picture, how everything connects in the ocean, and how dependent we are on it. I particularly enjoyed the chapters on the tides and the creation of islands.… (mais)
DominiqueMarie | 16 outras críticas | Oct 22, 2023 |



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