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We are pleased to announce the release of "Rachel Carson: Witness for
Nature" (Henry Holt and Company), by Linda Lear, the long-awaited
biography of the courageous ecologist and nature writer whose book
"Silent Spring" began a movement that transformed the way we
understand ourselves and the living world.
"The splendid, definitive biography we have been waiting for."-
Stewart L. Udall, former Secretary of the Interior
By drawing on previously unavailable sources and on interviews with
those who knew her, Linda Lear gives a compelling portrait of
Carson's connection with nature and of her determination to save what
"...The definitive biography of one of the most important Americans
the twentieth century."- Edward O. Wilson
Linda Lear is a native of Glenshaw, Pennsylvania and grew up not far
from Rachel Carson's childhood homestead. Lear is currently Research
Professor of Environmental History at George Washington University
and a research collaborator in the Office of Smithsonian Institution
Archives. Lear served as a historical consultant for the PBS
documentary "Rachel Carson's Silent Spring."
"The more time passes, the larger Rachel Carson looms...This book
could not come at a better time...Would that we had someone of her
stature to turn the tide, to remind us of how precious and how
vulnerable the threatened world really is."- Bill McKibben
The Rachel Carson Homestead is Rachel Carson's birthplace and
childhood home, where her early years nurtured a love and respect for
nature that would guide her for the rest of her life. The Rachel
Carson Homestead Association preserves, restores, and interprets her
Springdale birthplace; offers education programs which advance her
environmental ethic; and serves as an international resource for
information about her life and work.
"Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature" is available directly from the
Rachel Carson Homestead Association. All proceeds will be used to
support our preservation efforts and education programs.
Kathrine Walker, Education Coordinator
Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University