A compelling biography of Rachel Carson, illuminating the origin of her connection with nature and her determination to save what she loved. Silent Spring transformed the nature of the debate about what science and technology were about in the 20th century. Winner of the 1998 prize for the best book on women in science. Still the definitive life.
Introduction by Linda Lear, Afterword by E. O. Wilson (Houghton Mifflin, 2002)
Lear writes about why Silent Spring is even more relevant to our lives than ever and how our arrogance toward nature is the root cause of much of our modern alienation.
Introduction by Linda Lear
This is a new edition of Carson's posthumously published work that she hoped to have a chance to develop into a larger book. It was first published in 1956 as a "Help Your Child to Wonder" in Woman's Home Companion,(July 1956).This new editions features glorious photographs by Nick Kelsh taken near Carson's cottage in Maine. I have always wanted to write an introduction to this book and so pleased to have been asked to contribute. This was one of Carson's favorite pieces of writing as it is mine.