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The gentle subversive : Rachel Carson, Silent spring, and the rise of the environmental movement

Author: Mark H Lytle
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: New narratives in American history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rachel Carson's Silent Spring antagonized some of the most powerful interests in the nation--including the farm block and the agricultural chemical industry--and helped launch the modern environmental movement. In The Gentle Subversive, Mark Hamilton Lytle offers a compact biography of Carson, illuminating the road that led to this vastly influential book. Lytle explores the evolution of Carson's ideas about nature,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Biographies
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biografi
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lytle, Mark H.
Gentle subversive.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006049350
Named Person: Rachel Carson; Rachel Carson; Rachel Carson; Rachel Carson; Rachel Carson; Rachel Carson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark H Lytle
ISBN: 0198038534 9780198038535 9780195172478 0195172477 9780195172461 0195172469 9786611156480 6611156488 9780191553912 0191553913
OCLC Number: 252687229
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 277 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; PROLOGUE; One: SPRING: Sense of Wonder: Under the Sea-Wind; Two: SUMMER: Florescence: The Sea Around Us; Three: FALL: The Fullness of Life: From The Edge of the Sea to DDT; Four: WINTER: The Poison Book and the Dark Season of Vindication; EPILOGUE: Rachel Carson: The Legacy; Afterword; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: New narratives in American history.
Responsibility: Mark Hamilton Lytle.
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Traces the path by which renowned scientist Rachel Carson came to write "Silent Spring", subsequently founding the environmental movement. This book presents the story of Carson's life and recognises  Read more...

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