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Who on Earth is Rachel Carson?

Mother of the Environmental Movement

Series: Scientists Saving the Earth

By Glenn Scherer and Marty Fletcher

Bold. Pioneering. These adjectives describe Rachel Carson who is one of the most important figures of the twentieth-century enviromental movement. The author of the book SILENT SPRING, Carson exposed the environmental harm done by pesticides and helped lead to restrictions on their use. This biography covers the life and work of Rachel Carson who has been called the mother of the environmental movement.

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Reviews

"This book would be a great resource for biography projects or projects related to ecology or Earth Day."

Book Buzz, August 2011

"The writing is clear and informative . . . An excellent addition to extend and to update all biography collections."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, November 2009

". . . readers are given a look at both the seminal writings of Rachel Carson and her life, in general. The authors of this well-written and informative biography trace Carson’s life from her birth in Springdale, Pennsylvania to her death, at a relatively early age, in 1964. In between, readers are provided insights into the Rachel Carson’s sharp mind, writing style, commitments, and spiritual connection to the web of life. For these reasons, this recent biography is a wonderful glimpse at a woman who literally changed history through her dedicated and selfless efforts to increase mankind’s self-awareness."

Children's Literature

"Excellent resource for research or nonfiction readers!"

Association of Region XI School Libraries

". . . this series is most appropriate for a middle school audience and will be a useful reference for those doing research on environmental issues or scientists."

VOYA, February 2010

". . . readers will get a sense of the subjects' importance in their fields."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2010

"The environmental movement may not be what it is today without Rachel Carson's ground-breaking work for conservancy . . . Biographies for students about 'Scientists Saving the Earth' are much needed to provide students with information about how others have been working hard, since before their time, to protect the earth these students will inherit."

National Science Teachers Association Recommends Web site, posted December 30, 2009

"The writing is clear and informative . . . All of the books do an excellent job of incorporating and documenting quotes and research from outside sources. Good choices for biography sections."

School Library Journal, January 2010

". . . this book can interest both young people with substantially different levels of scientific knowledge and the adults who work with them . . . The book is appropriate for use as a supplemental reader that encourages students to investigate nature, take positions on important political policy issues, and justify their reasoned positions with scientific data."

Science Books & Films, January 2010

". . . excellent for research projects."

Catholic Library World, June 2010

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