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Rachel Carson

Scientist, Activist (27-May-1907 — 14-Apr-1964)


Paul Brooks. The House of Life: Rachel Carson at Work. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1972. 350pp.

Rachel Carson; Dorothy Freeman. Always, Rachel: The Letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman, 1952-1964: An Intimate Portrait of a Remarkable Friendship. Boston: Beacon. 1995. 567pp.

Carol B. Gartner. Rachel Carson. New York: Ungar Pub. Co.. 1982. 161pp.

Frank Graham. Since Silent Spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1970. 333pp.

Linda J. Lear. Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature. New York: Henry Holt & Co.. 1997. 634pp.

Mark Hamilton Lytle. The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement. Oxford University Press. 2007. 277pp.

Peter Matthiessen (editor). Courage for the Earth: Writers, Scientists, and Activists Celebrate the Life and Writing of Rachel Carson. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 2007. 208pp.

Mary A. McCay. Rachel Carson. New York: Twayne Publishers. 1993. 122pp.

Priscilla Coit Murphy. What a Book Can Do: The Publication and Reception of Silent Spring. University of Massachusetts Press. 2007. 254pp.

Arlene Rodda Quaratiello. Rachel Carson: A Biography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 2004. 138pp.

Lisa H. Sideris. Rachel Carson: Legacy and Challenge. State University of New York Press. 2008. 297pp.

Philip Sterling. Sea and Earth: The Life of Rachel Carson. New York: Dell Books. 1970. 189pp.


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  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.184)

  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.129)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.124)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.267)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.180)

  12. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.125)

  13. Twentieth Century Authors, First Supplement (p.174)

  14. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.173)

  15. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.119)

  16. Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline (p.195)

  17. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography (p.120)

  18. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.92)

  19. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.96)

  20. Almanac of American Women in the 20th Century (p.121)

  21. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.182)

  22. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.89)

  23. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.109)

  24. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (p.152)

  25. Legends in Their Own Time (p.43)

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