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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read, 11 Jun 2014
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A detailed and sensitive study. This book was bought with "Silent Spring" to help a young environmentalist understand the context that Rachel Carson's writing emerged from. A good companion book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rachel Carson Biography, 24 Oct 2011
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Andrew G. Smith (Leiciester UUK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature (Paperback)
This is a rather long biography compared to those of other more eminent scientists. Gets a bit bogged down in minutiae. Nethertheless, it does give a interesting light on the background and experiences of Carson which probably contributed to her view of the environment. There were many aspects of her life of which I was unaware.
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5.0 out of 5 stars inspiring, 30 May 2011
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This review is from: Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature (Paperback)
This is one of the best books that I have read in a long time - could not put it down and finished it within a week and it is a big book!

Linda Lear has worked meticulously to acquire lots of information about Rachel Carson - in her personal and professional life and I really felt that by the end of the book - I had really got ot know the real Carson. Rachel was a very intelligent woman who made huge strides in a male dominated world of science, despite lots of issues in her family life which could have easily held her back. I loved reading about her friendship with Dorothy Freeman so much that I am patiently waiting for their book of letters to each other to arrive from the USA so I can read more.

This book demonstrates the contribution that Carson made to essentially kicking off the environmental concerns of the world with the publication of her famous book Silent Spring which exposed the disastrous effects on wildlife and humans caused by the widespread insecticide programmes in the USA in the early 20th century.

I highly recommend this book and am going to buy a few more copies to give to friends for presents.
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