Lost Woods

Paperback $23.00

Sep 15, 1999 | 288 Pages

Ebook $23.00

Jul 01, 2011

  • Paperback $23.00

    Sep 15, 1999 | 288 Pages

  • Ebook $23.00

    Jul 01, 2011


Lyric, descriptive, informative, and moving.–Bill Sharp, The New York Times Book Review

“[Lost Woods] gives a new generation an opportunity to rediscover the legendary biologist and ecologist. . . . These writings-essays, letters, magazine pieces, speeches-show us the evolution of a decent woman from scholar to warrior for all that’s right.”–Carolyn See, The Washington Post

“This wonderful new book allows us to discover and learn anew from the scientist who taught ecology to the world.”
-San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle

“Lear unveils in Carson’s own words how she developed as a scientist and a writer, uniting science and literature to create works that still resonate today.”–Elizabeth Abbott, Toronto Globe and Mail

“What comes across most profoundly here is Carson’s innate understanding-spiritual as much as scientific-of the connectedness of all living things, and her ability to describe complicated concepts in phrases that sing. . . . Read this book.”–Bruce Mirken, Pacific Sun

Table Of Contents

Part One
1 Undersea
2 My Favorite Recreation
3 Fight for Wildlife Pushes Ahead/
Chesapeake Eels Seek the Sargasso Sea
4 Ace of Nature’s Aviators
5 Road of the Hawks,
6 An Island I Remember
7 Mattamuskeet: A National Wildlife Refuge
Part Two, 51
8 Memo to Mrs. Eales on Under the Sea- Wind
9 Lost Worlds: The Challenge of the Islands
10 New York Herald- Tribune Book and Author Luncheon
11 Jacket Notes for the RCA Victor Recording of Claude
Debussy’s La Mer/National Symphony Orchestra
12 Remarks at the Ac cep tance of the National Book Award
for Nonfi ction
13 Design for Nature Writing
14 Mr. Day’s Dismissal
15 Preface to the Second Edition of The Sea Around Us
Part Three
16 Our Ever- Changing Shore
17 Four Fragments from Carson’s Field Notebooks
18 The Edge of the Sea
19 The Real World Around Us
20 Biological Sciences
21 Two letters to Dorothy and Stanley Freeman
22 The Lost Woods. A Letter to Curtis and
Nellie Lee Bok
23 Clouds
Part Four
24 Vanishing Americans
25 To Understand Biology/
Preface to Animal Machines
26 A Fable for Tomorrow
27 Women’s National Press Club Speech
28 A New Chapter to Silent Spring
29 Letter to Dr. George Crile, Jr.
30 The Pollution of Our Environment
31 Letter to Dorothy Freeman

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