Rachel Carson And Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America'S Environment
- Publish Date: 2015-09-15
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Dr. Robert K Musil
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InRachel Carson and Her Sisters, Musil fills the gap by placing Carson's achievements in a wider context, weaving connections from the past through the present. Readers will find new insight into Carson and contemporary figures she influenced...who have historically received less attention. Musils respect and enthusiasm for these women is evident throughout the book, making it a deeply engaging and enjoyable read. A valuable addition to scholarship on Rachel Carson, female environmentalists, and the American environmental movement in general. Highly recommended. All academic and general readers. Choice
This is a long overdue book, giving great credit to the long line of women who have done so much to shape our cultures view of the world around us and of our prospects in it. We desperately need that culture to heed their words! Bill McKibben, author Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist
A vibrant, engaging account of the women who preceded and followed Rachel Carsons efforts to promote environmental and human health. In exquisite detail, Musil narrates the brilliant careers and efforts of pioneering women from the 1850s onward to preserve nature and maintain a healthy environment. Anyone interested in women naturalists, activists, and feminist environmental history will welcome this compelling, beautifully-written book. Carolyn Merchant, author of The Death of Nature and professor of environmental history, philosophy, and ethics, University of California, Berkeley.
Bob Musil brilliantly documents the rich trajectory of womens intellectual and political influence, not just on environmentalism but on public policy and activism. Musil offers fascinating details of Rachel Carsons struggles to be taken seriously as a scientist and unearths the stories of the womenunsung heroes allwho influenced her. A must read for anyone interested in American history, science and environmental politics. Heather White, Executive Director, the Environmental Working Group
Musil uses the life and writings of Rachel Carson as an exemplar of womens participation in the American environmental movement. He places Carsons achievements in contexts by illuminating...the lives of trailblazing female scientists who inspired her and for whom she, in turn, paved the way. Extremely well-researched. Foreword Reviews
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