Have you seen the robins? Rachel Carson's mother and the tradition of women naturalists -- Don't harm the people : Ellen Swallow Richards, Dr. Alice Hamilton, and their heirs take on polluting industries -- Carson and her sisters : Rachel Carson did not act alone -- Rachel Carson, Terry Tempest Williams, and ecological empathy -- The environment around us and inside us : Ellen Swallow Richards, Silent Spring, and Sandra Steingraber -- Rachel Carson, Devra Davis, pollution, and public policy -- Rachel Carson and Theo Colborn : endocrine disruption and ethics. 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.