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Summary: Often called the mother of the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson rocked the world in 1962 with her book Silent Spring, which warned the American public of the impact of pesticides on the environment and unleashed an extraordinary national debate about science and safety. At the center of that firestorm stood Ms. Carson, a strong, intensely private woman who balanced her love of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Bertagna, Julie

Summary: An introduction to the life and achievements of the environmentalist describes his boyhood in Scotland, his global explorations, and his role in inspiring important conservation movements.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yosemite Conservancy 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 921 MUI

Fabiny, Sarah

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of the American biologist, whose influential work, "The Silent Spring," inspired worldwide conservation movements.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CAR

McKibben, Bill.

Summary: "Bill McKibben is not a person you'd expect to find handcuffed in the city jail in Washington, D.C. But that's where he spent three days in the summer of 2011, after leading the largest civil disobedience in thirty years to protest the Keystone XL pipeline. A few months later the protesters would see their efforts rewarded when President Obama agreed to put the project on hold. And yet McKibben...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.7 MCK

Musil, Robert K.

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rutgers Univ Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 508.092 MUS

Gessner, David

Summary: Archetypal wild man Edward Abbey and proper, dedicated Wallace Stegner left their footprints all over the western landscape. Gessner follows the ghosts of these two remarkable writer-environmentalists--from Stegner's birthplace in Saskatchewan to the site of Abbey's pilgrimages to Arches--braiding their stories and asking how they speak to the lives of all those who care about the West. What is...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 978 GES

Souder, William

Summary: Rachel Carson, founder of the modern environmental movement, began work on her seminal book Silent Spring in the late 1950s, when a dizzying array of synthetic pesticides had come into use. Leading this chemical onslaught was the insecticide DDT. Effective against crop pests as well as insects that transmitted human diseases such as typhus and malaria, DDT had at first appeared safe. But as its...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishing Group 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARSON, RACHEL SOU

Barnet, Andrea

Summary: This is the story of four visionaries who profoundly shaped the world we live in today. Together, these women showed what one person speaking truth to power can do. With a keen eye for historical detail, Andrea Barnet traces the arc of each woman's career and explores how their work collectively changed the course of history. Consummate outsiders, each prevailed against powerful and mostly male...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 BAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 BAR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 Barnet 2018

Ehrlich, Amy

Summary: Rachel Carson was always curious about the world around her. As a girl she loved being outside, always exploring and wanting to know more about the universe. As an adult Rachel wrote books about what she loved-including Silent Spring, a book that changed the world. Amy Ehrlich's lucid and loving prose, complemented by Wendell Minor's luminous paintings, tells a memorable story of the power of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CAR

Loeffler, Jack

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of New Mexico Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ABBEY, EDWARD LOE

Kudlinski, Kathleen V.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin Books 1989

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 CAR

Gessner, David

Summary: "Archetypal wild man Edward Abbey and proper, dedicated Wallace Stegner left their footprints all over the western landscape. Now, ... nature writer David Gessner follows the ghosts of these two remarkable writer-environmentalists from Stegner's birthplace in Saskatchewan to the site of Abbey's pilgrimages to Arches National Park in Utah, braiding their stories and asking how they speak to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978 GES

Kudlinski, Kathleen V.

Summary: A biography of the scientist and writer whose book "Silent Spring" warned of the dangers of pesticides and launched a popular movement to control their use.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking Kestrel 1988

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 CAR

Brower, David

Summary: Documentary on the conservationist, outdoorsman, and filmmaker, David Brower.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First-Run Features 2005

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MON

Kennedy, Robert Francis

Summary: In this powerful book that combines the best aspects of memoir and political history, the third child of Attorney General Robert Kennedy and nephew of JFK takes us on an intimate journey through his life, including watershed moments in the history of our nation. Stories of his grandparents Joseph and Rose set the stage for their nine remarkable children, among them three U.S. senators--Teddy,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KENNEDY, ROBERT F. JR., KEN

Oppenheimer, Jerry.

Summary: Presents a portrait of Senator Robert Kennedy's son that discusses his reputation as a crusading environmental activist and lawyer, his drug and sex addictions, and the tragic suicide of his second wife.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KENNEDY, ROBERT F. JR OPP

Miller, Marie-Therese.

Summary: Profiles the life and career of the famed biologist whose work on the harmful effects of pesticides is credited with inspiring the modern environmental movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea House 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CAR

Sojourner, Mary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SOJOURNER, MARY SOJ

Greene, Carol.

Summary: A biography of the biologist whose writings helped initiate the environmental movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Childrens Press 1992

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB CARSON GRE

Kennedy, Robert Francis

Summary: The son and namesake of Robert F. Kennedy shares memories from his turbulent childhood, the lessons he learned from family mentors, and finding his calling as a passionate environmental activist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Luxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 KENNEDY, ROBERT F., JR. KEN

Sisson, Stéphanie Roth

Summary: As a child, Rachel Carson lived by the rhythms of the natural world. Spring after spring, year after year, she observed how all living things are connected. And as an adult, Rachel watched and listened as the natural world she loved so much began to fall silent. Spring After Spring traces Rachel’s journey as scientist and writer, speaking truth to an often hostile world through her book, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Book Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CAR

Clayton, John

Summary: John Muir, the most famous naturalist in American history, protected Yosemite, co-founded the Sierra Club, and is sometimes called the Father of the National Parks. A poor immigrant, self-taught, individualistic, and skeptical of institutions, his idealistic belief in the spiritual benefits of holistic natural systems led him to a philosophy of preserving wilderness unimpaired. Gifford Pinchot...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 508.092 Clayton 2019

Leopold, Aldo

Summary: A Sand County almanac is often hailed as a foundational work of the modern environmental movement. Here, it is paired with over fifty other pieces by Leopold: uncollected articles, essays, speeches, and other writings that chart the evolution of his ideas over the course of three decades.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library Of America 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 508.73 LEO

Summary: It chronicles the famed biologist lifelong love for the natural world and his groundbreaking research. His work with ants led to his remarkable studies of advanced social behavior. His research turned to human behavior, and the controversial discipline of sociobiology was founded. His work in the great National Park of Gorongosa, brings together the great themes of his life and work: nature and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC E.O.