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Rachel Carson and her sisters : extraordinary women who have shaped America's environment / Robert K. Musil.

By: Musil, Robert K, 1943- [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2014]Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (xv, 309 pages) : illustrations, portraitsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813562438; 0813562430; 1306463424; 9781306463423Subject(s): Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964 | Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964 | Women environmentalists -- United States -- Biography | Women environmentalists -- United States | Women naturalists -- United States | Women and the environment -- United States | Environmentalism -- United States | NATURE -- Essays | NATURE -- Reference | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Ecotourism | NATURE -- Environmental Conservation & Protection | Environmentalism | Women and the environment | Women environmentalists | Women naturalists | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Biographies. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rachel Carson and her sisters.DDC classification: 508.092 LOC classification: QH31.C33 | M87 2014ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Introduction -- 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 -- Epilogue.
Summary: 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.
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Introduction -- 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 -- Epilogue.

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.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-277) and index.

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