Rachel Carson and Her Sisters

Rachel Carson and Her Sisters

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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 environmentalisma€”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 a€œgreat woman, a€ whose work single-handedly launched a modern environmental movement. But as Musil demonstrates, Carsona€™s lifea€™s work drew upon and was supported by already existing movements, many led by women, in conservation and public health. On the fiftieth anniversary of her death, this book helps underscore Carsona€™s enduring environmental legacy and brings to life the achievements of women writers and advocates, such as Ellen Swallow Richards, Dr. Alice Hamilton, Terry Tempest Williams, Sandra Steingraber, Devra Davis, and Theo Colborn, all of whom overcame obstacles to build and lead the modern American environmental movement.Her work is a crash course, made creative, yet credible, in the history of environmental health and the human cost of industrya#39;s ... and at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, where she was head of its Center for Environmental Oncology.

Title:Rachel Carson and Her Sisters
Author: Robert K Musil
Publisher:Rutgers University Press - 2014-04-01

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