Rachel Carson: Pioneer of Ecology

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Rachel Carson—scientist, author, and environmentalist

Rachel Carson was always fascinated by the ocean. As a child, she dreamed of it and longed to see it. As a young woman, she felt torn between her love for nature and her desire to pursue a writing career. Then she found a way to combine both. Rachel had a talent for writing and talking about science in a way that everyone could understand and enjoy. With ...

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Rachel Carson—scientist, author, and environmentalist

Rachel Carson was always fascinated by the ocean. As a child, she dreamed of it and longed to see it. As a young woman, she felt torn between her love for nature and her desire to pursue a writing career. Then she found a way to combine both. Rachel had a talent for writing and talking about science in a way that everyone could understand and enjoy. With her controversial book, Silent Spring, Rachel Carson changed the way we look at our planet.
 
Contains black-and-white illustrations.
 
“Kudlinski has admirably captured the driving force of spirit of a shy but courageous woman in a succinct, respectful approach.”
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About the Women of Our Time series:
International in scope, the Women of Our Time series of biographies cover a wide range of personalities in a variety fields. More than a history lesson, these books offer carefully documented life stories that will inform, inspire, and engage.

A biography of the scientist and writer whose book "Silent Spring" warned of the dangers of pesticides and launched a popular movement to control their use.

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“Kudlinski has admirably captured the driving force of spirit of a shy but courageous woman in a succinct, respectful approach.”
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  • ISBN-13: 9780140322422
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 5/28/1989
  • Series: Women of Our Time Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 297,959
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.17 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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Kathleen V. Kudlinski is the author of many fiction and nonfiction books for children including, My Lady PocahontasBoy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs, contributions to the Women of Our Time biography series, and the Once Upon America historical fiction series. You can visit her online at www.kathleenkudlinski.com.
 
Ted Lewin grew up in Buffalo, New York. He is the author/illustrator of over 100 books for children. In 1994, he was awarded a Caldecott Honor for his picture book Peppe the Lamplighter. You can visit him online at www.tedlewin.com.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Dreams of the Sea 1
Chapter 2 Big Plans 8
Chapter 3 Writer or Scientist? 15
Chapter 4 Against the Odds 21
Chapter 5 Roast Mice for Twelve 28
Chapter 6 The Sea Around Us 35
Chapter 7 Fourteen Dead Robins 42
Chapter 8 The Final Battle 49
About This Book 56
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