Rachel Carson

A Literary Companion


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About the Book

Rachel Carson was a marine biologist credited with the founding of the ecology movement and the rise in ecofeminism. One of her most popular works was Silent Spring, which challenged the use of DDT (an insecticide infamous for its negative environmental effects) and questioned the claims of modern industry. Carson also wrote essays, reviews, articles, and speeches to educate the public about the impacts of chemical pollutants on both the environment and the human body. This literary companion provides readers with Carson’s key messages via an A-to-Z index of topics discussed in her works including carcinogens, endangered species, and radioactivity.

About the Author(s)

Mary Ellen Snodgrass is an award-winning author of English and Latin textbooks and reference works for 35 years. She taught at Hickory High School and Lenoir Rhyne University in North Carolina for 23 years. Her writing focuses on women’s and world literature and history and general research topics, including epidemics, the history of money, clothing, food, and dance. She lives in Hickory, North Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 341
Bibliographic Info: appendices, glossary, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8312-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4129-4
Imprint: McFarland
Series: McFarland Literary Companions

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  v
Preface  1
Introduction  3
A Chronology of Rachel Carson’s Life and Works  5
The Carson Genealogy  79
The Literary Companion  81
Appendix I: Glossary  305
Appendix II: A Guide to Writing, Art and Research Topics  310
Bibliography  313
Index  327

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Consummate and versatile reference author Snodgrass applies her discerning organizational and thematic skills to the life and work of world-changing marine biologist, ecologist, and writer Rachel Carson…an invaluable and revealing month-by-month chronology…Snodgrass’ expert resource ‘explicates and honors Rachel Carson as an ethicist for all time.’”—Booklist