Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor

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In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring, here is a biography of the pioneering environmentalist. "Once you are aware of the wonder and beauty of earth, you will want to learn about it," wrote Rachel Carson, the pioneering environmentalist. She wrote Silent Spring, the book that woke people up to the harmful impact humans were having on our planet.
 

About Laurie Lawlor

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Laurie Lawlor has published more than thirty books for children andyoung adults. "Magnificent Voyage: An American Adventurer on Captain James Cook's Final Expedition" was a "VOYA" Nonfiction Honor Book called"fascinating" by the "New York Times". "Helen Keller: Rebellious Spirit" was named an American Library Association Notable Book and a Best Book for Young Adults. "Shadow Catcher: The Life and Work of Edward S. Curtis" won a Golden Kite Honor Award and the Carl Sandburg Award. Ms. Lawlor lives in Evanston, Illinois.
 
Published February 1, 2012 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife.

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By trying to pack so much of the complexity of the naturalist's life and work into this compressed format, awkward construction and lack of clarity abound.

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Lawlor explores Rachel Carson’s development as a scientist and writer, beginning with a childhood spent reading and exploring nature.

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