Rachel Carson : environmental crusader

by Dickmann, Nancy,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 10 of 10 copies
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Biographies j QH31.C33 D53 2016
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CLP - Beechview Children's Biographies j QH31.C33 D53 2016
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CLP - Brookline Children's Biographies j QH31.C33 D53 2016
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Biographies j QH31.C33 D53 2016
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography j QH31.C33 D53 2016
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography j QH31.C33 D53 2016
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Biographies j QH31.C33 D53 2016
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CLP - Woods Run Children's Biographies j QH31.C33 D53 2016
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Biography J B C24d
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Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B CARSON
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Summary
Rachel Carson loved nature since childhood. It was only natural for her to become one of the first conservation advocates and environmental scientists in the United States. Through detailed biography, the main content introduces readers to Carson as well as her work, including Silent Spring and its incredible influence on the United States and the pesticide industry. Sidebars complement understandable scientific content by adding interesting and illuminating information about each topic. Full-color photographs of Carson and accounts of work in the field encourage readers to care for the world around them, even if it's not popular to do so.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Environmentalist Carson is presented with Pow! and Wham! enthusiasm in this entry in the Superheroes of Science series. The Silent Spring (1962) author is introduced as a quiet, commanding individual who pursued a love of writing and nature from humble beginnings to a national stage, where she shaped attitudes and policies about pesticides and disease controls. Brief chapters detail Carson's dedication to her education as well as her family, who sacrificed for that learning. Dickmann makes it clear that her achievements came as a woman in an almost entirely male field, though this is not a major focus. A dynamic layout enhances the text, allowing for the periodic Superhero Fact and Star Contribution sidebars. The book is light of scientific vernacular, though a glossary is provided, defining phrases from Cold War to tide pools. This is a solid introduction to a scientist whose contribution to environmental studies will resonate with young researchers living in a world not far removed from her legacy.--Dean, Kara Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Superheroes of science.
Subjects Carson, Rachel, -- 1907-1964 -- Juvenile literature.
Carson, Rachel, -- 1907-1964.
Biologists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Environmentalists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Biologists.
Environmentalists.
Biographies.
Publisher New York, NY :2016
Language English
Description 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 47) and index.
ISBN 9781482431506
1482431505
9781482431490
1482431491
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