Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson

“Beautifully demonstrating the development of Rachel Carson’s writing, the Lost Woods collection ranges from the prose of a breathless school girl, to her most powerful and moving speeches in defense of the environment. Carson’s evolution from literary naturalist and scientist to committed and influential environmentalist shines through in her own writing. Linda Lear’s selections and commentary demonstrate eloquently how Silent Spring evolved as the culmination of Rachel Carson’s literary, scientific and moral thinking."
--Judy Kellogg Markowsky, in Habitat (Winter, 1999)


Lost Woods” gives a new generation an opportunity to rediscover the legendary biologist and ecology. These writings … show us the evolution of a decent woman from scholar to warrior for all that’s right.”
--Carolyn See, The Washington Post