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Courage for the Earth: Writers, Scientists, and Activists Celebrate the Life and Writing of Rachel Carson

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For environmentally critical times, Courage for the Earth is a centennial appreciation of Rachel Carson's brave life and transformative writing

Rachel Carsons lyrical, popular books about the sea, including her best-selling The Sea Around Us, set a standard for nature writing. By the late 1950s, Carson was the most respected science writer in America.

She completed Silent Spring (1962) against formidable personal odds, and with it shaped a powerful social movement that has altered the course of history. In Silent Spring, Carson asserted that “the right of the citizen to be secure in his own home against the intrusion of poisons applied by other persons” must surely be a basic human right. She was the first to challenge the moral vacuity of a government that refused to take responsibility for or to acknowledge evidence of environmental damage.

In this volume, todays foremost scientists and writers give compelling evidence that Carsons transformative insights — her courage for the earth — are giving a new generation of activists the inspiration they need to move consumers, industry, and government to action.

Contributors include John Elder, Al Gore, John Hay, Freeman House, Linda Lear, Robert Michael Pyle, Janisse Ray, Sandra Steingraber, Terry Tempest Williams, and E. O. Wilson

Synopsis:

"Courage for the Earth" is a centennial appreciation--for environmentally critical times--of Rachel Carson's brave life and transformative writing, from renowned authors, activists, and scientists.

About the Author

PETER MATTHIESSEN's many books include The Snow Leopard and At Play in the Fields of the Lord. He lives in Sagaponack, New York.

Table of Contents

Contents

1 Peter Matthiessen Introduction

19 Linda Lear Love, Fear, and Witnessing

27 Edward O. Wilson On Silent Spring

37 Jim Lynch Rachel Carson in The Highest Tide

49 Sandra Steingraber Silent Spring: A Father-Daughter Dance

63 Al Gore Rachel Carson and Silent Spring

79 John Elder Withered Sedge and Yellow Wood: Poetry in Silent Spring

97 John Hay A Long View of Rachel Carson

109 Janisse Ray Changing Sex

129 Terry Tempest Williams The Moral Courage of Rachel Carson

147 Freeman House Silent Future: Rachel Carson and the Creeping Apocalypse

165 Robert Michael Pyle Always a Naturalist

183 Linda Lear Remembrance of Life

199 Contributors 203 Rachel Carson Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618872763
Author:
Matthiessen, Peter
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental aspects
Subject:
Pesticides
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Carson, Rachel
Subject:
Pesticides -- Environmental aspects.
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Writers, Scientists, and Activists Celebrate the Life and Writing of Rachel Carson
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.18x5.80x.54 in. .50 lbs.

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