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The Gentle Subversive

Author : Mark Hamilton Lytle
ISBN : 9780198038535
Genre : Nature
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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, her love for the sea, her career as a biologist, and above all her emergence as a writer of extraordinary moral and ecological vision. We follow Carson from her childhood on a farm outside Pittsburgh, where she first developed her love of nature (and where, at age eleven, she published her first piece in a children's magazine), to her graduate work at Johns Hopkins and her career with the Fish and Wildlife Service. Lytle describes the genesis of her first book, Under the Sea-Wind, the incredible success of The Sea Around Us (a New York Times bestseller for over a year), and her determination to risk her fame in order to write her "poison book": Silent Spring. The author contends that despite Carson's demure, lady-like demeanor, she was subversive in her thinking and aggressive in her campaign against pesticides. Carson became the spokeswoman for a network of conservationists, scientists, women, and other concerned citizens who had come to fear the mounting dangers of the human assault on nature. What makes this story particularly compelling is that Carson took up this cause at the very moment when she herself faced a losing battle with cancer. Succinct and engaging, The Gentle Subversive is a story of success, celebrity, controversy, and vindication. It will inspire anyone interested in protecting the natural world or in women's struggle to find a voice in society.

The Gentle Subversive

Author : Mark Hamilton Lytle
ISBN : 9780199883820
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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, her love for the sea, her career as a biologist, and above all her emergence as a writer of extraordinary moral and ecological vision. We follow Carson from her childhood on a farm outside Pittsburgh, where she first developed her love of nature (and where, at age eleven, she published her first piece in a children's magazine), to her graduate work at Johns Hopkins and her career with the Fish and Wildlife Service. Lytle describes the genesis of her first book, Under the Sea-Wind, the incredible success of The Sea Around Us (a New York Times bestseller for over a year), and her determination to risk her fame in order to write her "poison book": Silent Spring. The author contends that despite Carson's demure, lady-like demeanor, she was subversive in her thinking and aggressive in her campaign against pesticides. Carson became the spokeswoman for a network of conservationists, scientists, women, and other concerned citizens who had come to fear the mounting dangers of the human assault on nature. What makes this story particularly compelling is that Carson took up this cause at the very moment when she herself faced a losing battle with cancer. Succinct and engaging, The Gentle Subversive is a story of success, celebrity, controversy, and vindication. It will inspire anyone interested in protecting the natural world or in women's struggle to find a voice in society.

The Gentle Subversive

Author : Mark H. Lytle
ISBN : 0195172477
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Rachel Carson's Silent Spring antagonised 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. Mark Hamilton Lytle explores the evolution of Carson's ideas about nature, her love for the sea, her career as a biologist and, above all, her emergence as a writer of extraordinary moral and ecological vision. The author contends that despite Carson's demure, lady-like demeanour, she was subversive in her thinking and aggressive in her campaign against pesticides. Succinct and engaging, The Gentle Subversive is a story of success, celebrity, controversy and vindication.

This Green And Growing Land

Author : Kevin C. Armitage
ISBN : 9781442237087
Genre : Nature
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In this concise and engaging survey of more than 250 years of American environmental activism to protect the natural world and promote a healthy human society, historian Kevin Armitage tells the story of a magnificent American achievement—and the ongoing problems that environmentalism faces today.

Exploring The Next Frontier

Author : Matthew Wilhelm Kapell
ISBN : 9781317281436
Genre : History
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The 1960s and early 70s saw the evolution of Frontier Myths even as scholars were renouncing the interpretive value of myths themselves. Works like Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War exemplified that rejection using his experiences during the Vietnam War to illustrate the problematic consequences of simple mythic idealism. Simultaneously, Americans were playing with expanded and revised versions of familiar Frontier Myths, though in a contemporary context, through NASA’s lunar missions, Star Trek, and Gerard K. O’Neill’s High Frontier. This book examines the reasons behind the exclusion of Frontier Myths to the periphery of scholarly discourse, and endeavors to build a new model for understanding their enduring significance. This model connects NASA’s failed attempts to recycle earlier myths, wholesale, to Star Trek’s revision of those myths and rejection of the idea of a frontier paradise, to O’Neill’s desire to realize such a paradise in Earth’s orbit. This new synthesis defies the negative connotations of Frontier Myths during the 1960s and 70s and attempts to resuscitate them for relevance in the modern academic context.

America S Ocean Wilderness

Author : Gary Kroll
ISBN : UOM:39015079335579
Genre : History
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Examines a handful of famous ocean explorers and naturalists--including Jacque Cousteau, Thor Heyerdahl, and Rachel Carson, among others--to demonstrate how their work helped shape the way many Americans would think about, and interact with, the ocean.

Baptized In Pcbs

Author : Ellen Griffith Spears
ISBN : 9781469611716
Genre : History
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Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town

U S A Narrative History Volume 2 Since 1865

Author : James West Davidson
ISBN : 9780077822156
Genre : History
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Experience History Volume 2

Author : Davidson
ISBN : 9781259158063
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Cry Liberty

Author : Peter Charles Hoffer
ISBN : 9780195386615
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Provides an account of the slave revolt along South Carolina's Stono River on September 9, 1739, the only notable rebellion to occur in British North America between the founding of Jamestown in 1607 and the start of the American Revolution.

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