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Title:
Rachel Carson and the environmental movement
Author:
Landau, Elaine.
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Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Discusses author and marine biologist Rachel Carson's efforts to protect the environment, from her childhood nature outings in Pennsylvania through the impact of her 1962 book, "Silent Spring."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1090 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.4 1.0 76852.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.8 5 Quiz: 34536 Guided reading level: W.
ISBN:
9780516242323
Format :
Book

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Discusses author and marine biologist Rachel Carson's efforts to protect the environment, from her childhood nature outings in Pennsylvania through the impact of her 1962 book, "Silent Spring."


Author Notes

Elaine Landau Elaine Landau has received her Bachelor's in English and Journalism and her Master's in Library and Information Sciences. She has written over 185 books, most of them non-fiction children's books on subjects such as earth science, planets, the supernatural, dinosaurs, ancient civilizations, ecology and contemporary issues.

Landau's books have won the American Association for the Advancement of Science: "Science Books and Film" Best Children's Science Booklist, as well as The New York Public Library Books for the Teenage, the New Jersey Institute of Technology Award and VOYA's Nonfiction Honor List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-American history presented in fresh packages. Text divided into short sections, numerous photographs, and generous use of white space combine to make these serious subjects inviting. Good discusses the conditions of segregation that led to one of the most significant Supreme Court decisions of the 20th century. She explains that with the help of the NAACP and its Legal Defense Fund lawyers, five separate lawsuits were combined to form the landmark case. Landau smoothly describes Carson's life and accomplishments. Photographs show this unique woman, her family, and the covers of some of her publications. Although simply written, the book highlights the scientist's special talents and her contributions to international environmental awareness and policy during her life and even after her death. Petersen makes a complex tangle of secret activities clear enough for students to understand, spelling out who did what and why as well as who knew what was going on, with evidence worthy of a detective thriller. The text points to the knowledge and involvement of the United States government's highest officials in one of the biggest scandals in American history even though only some participants were prosecuted. An oddity in the further reading: the section "Books and Videos" includes only three book listings. Overall, this is a straightforward treatment of the subject.-Ann G. Brouse, Steele Memorial Library, Elmira, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.