Viking Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780670062201, 224pp.
Publication Date: April 5, 2007
Rachel Carson combined her love of science and writing in her awardwinning and controversial book, Silent Spring. Revealing the dangers of pesticide use, it brought readers a new awareness of mans contamination of the environment and ultimately led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.
“Direct, eloquent, and precise, this biography in the Up Close series offers an intimate portrait of environmental pioneer Rachel Carson.” —Booklist, starred review