Rachel Carson and Her Sisters

Rachel Carson and Her Sisters

Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America's Environment

Book - 2014
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In Rachel Carson and Her Sisters , Robert K. Musil redefines the achievements and legacy of environmental pioneer and scientist Rachel Carson, linking her work to a wide network of American women activists and writers and introducing her to a new, contemporary audience. Rachel Carson was the first American to combine two longstanding, but separate strands of American environmentalism--the love of nature and a concern for human health. Widely known for her 1962 best-seller, Silent Spring , Carson is today often perceived as a solitary "great woman," whose work single-handedly launched a modern environmental movement. But as Musil demonstrates, Carson's life's work drew upon and was supported by already existing movements, many led by women, in conservation and public health.

On the fiftieth anniversary of her death, this book helps underscore Carson's enduring environmental legacy and brings to life the achievements of women writers and advocates, such as Ellen Swallow Richards, Dr. Alice Hamilton, Terry Tempest Williams, Sandra Steingraber, Devra Davis, and Theo Colborn, all of whom overcame obstacles to build and lead the modern American environmental movement.

Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2014], ©2014
ISBN: 9780813562421
0813562422
0813562430
9780813562438
Branch Call Number: 920 Mu
Characteristics: xv, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Rachel Carson & her sisters

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