The Sense of Wonder by Rachel Carson

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An inspiring meditation by one of the best nature writers of the twentieth century, richly illustrated by lush, color photography  Rachel Carson shares her prescription for developing a lifelong respect for nature in this deeply personal essay, lavishly expanded and paced by Nick Kelsh’s vibrant photography in this posthumously published edition. Using her personal adventures with her young nephew Roger as examples, Carson urges parents to let their children’s natural excitement thrive as together they discover the wonders that lie outdoors, from the scuttling of a crab across the cool night sand to a spongy carpet of lichen in a forest. Originally published as a magazine piece, this essay showcases Carson’s core belief that a childlike excitement for beauty, for the new and unknown, and for the process of discovery is a gift to be nurtured—a gift that will sustain humanity and the health of the planet on which it depends. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rachel Carson including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

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Rachel Carson (1907-1964) spent most of her professional life as a marine biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. By the late 1950s, she had written three lyrical, popular books about the sea, including the best-selling The Sea Around Us, and had become the most respected science writer in America. She completed Silent Spring against formidable personal odds, and with it shaped a powerful social movement that has altered the course of history. Kelsh is a well-known photographer
Published April 19, 2011 by Open Road Media. 89 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Biographies & Memoirs, Law & Philosophy, Sports & Outdoors, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Pub Date: Oct. 6th, 1965 ISBN: 006757520X Page count: 5...

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(CNN) -- Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" appealed to our good sense to protect our planet from disastrous pollution.

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