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Main Title Rachel Carson and her sisters : extraordinary women who have shaped America's environment /
Author Musil, Robert K.,
Publisher Rutgers University Press,
Year Published 2014
OCLC Number 862102561
ISBN 9780813562421; 0813562422; 9780813576213; 0813576210
Subjects Women environmentalists--United States--Biography ; Women naturalists--United States ; Women and the environment--United States ; Environmentalism--United States ; Conservation of Natural Resources ; Environmental Health ; Environmental Pollution ; Umwelt--(DE-588)4061616-2 ; Frau--(DE-588)4018202-2 ; USA--(DE-588)4078704-7
Additional Subjects Carson, Rachel,--1907-1964
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  QH31.C33M87 2014 WISE Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/19/2015
Collation xv, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-277) and index.
Contents Notes
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.