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Basic Guide To Pesticides: Their Characteristics And Hazards - Their Characteristics & Hazards (Hardcover): Rachel Carson... Basic Guide To Pesticides: Their Characteristics And Hazards - Their Characteristics & Hazards (Hardcover)
Rachel Carson Counsel Inc
R2,822 Discovery Miles 28 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Basic Guide to Pesticides covers the physical properties of about 700 pesticides and their contaminants and related health hazards. It is important in dealing with environmental problems in general and individual cases.

Silent Spring (Paperback, 40th): Rachel Carson Silent Spring (Paperback, 40th)
Rachel Carson; Introduction by Linda Lear 1
R340 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R60 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

First published by Houghton Mifflin in 1962, Silent Spring alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. “Silent Spring became a runaway bestseller, with international reverberations . . . [It is] well crafted, fearless and succinct . . . Even if she had not inspired a generation of activists, Carson would prevail as one of the greatest nature writers in American letters” (Peter Matthiessen, for Time’s 100 Most Influential People of the Century). This fortieth anniversary edition celebrates Rachel Carson’s watershed book with a new introduction by the author and activist Terry Tempest Williams and a new afterword by the acclaimed Rachel Carson biographer Linda Lear, who tells the story of Carson’s courageous defense of her truths in the face of ruthless assault from the chemical industry in the year following the publication of Silent Spring and before her untimely death in 1964.


The Sea Around Us (Paperback, 3rd ed.): Rachel Carson The Sea Around Us (Paperback, 3rd ed.)
Rachel Carson
R308 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R57 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Originally published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most influential books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's ability to combine scientific insight with poetic prose catapulted her book to the top of The New York Times best-seller list, where it remained for more than a year and a half. Ultimately it sold well over a million copies, was translated into 28 languages, inspired an Academy Award-winning documentary, and won both the National Book Award and the John Burroughs Medal. The Sea Around Us remains as fresh today as when it first appeared over six decades ago. Carson's genius for evoking the power and primacy of the world's bodies of water, combining the cosmic and the intimate, remains almost unmatched: the newly formed Earth cooling beneath an endlessly overcast sky; the centuries of nonstop rain that created the oceans; giant squids battling sperm whales hundreds of fathoms below the surface; the power of the tides moving 100 billion tons of water daily in one bay alone; the seismic waves known as tsunamis that periodically remind us of the oceans' overwhelmingly destructive power. The seas sustain human life and imperil it. Today, with the oceans endangered by the dumping of medical waste and ecological disasters such as the Exxon oil spill in Alaska, the gradual death of the Great Barrier Reef, and the melting of the polar ice caps, Carson's book provides a timely reminder of both the fragility and the centrality of the ocean and the life that abounds within it. Anyone who loves the sea, or who is concerned about our natural environment, will want to read, or re-read, this classic work.

Silent Spring (Paperback, [New Ed.]): Rachel Carson Silent Spring (Paperback, [New Ed.])
Rachel Carson; Introduction by Shackleton
R305 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R92 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Now recognized as one of the most influential books of the twentieth century, Silent Spring exposed the destruction of wildlife through the widespread use of pesticides. Despite condemnation in the press and heavy-handed attempts by the chemical industry to ban the book, Rachel Carson succeeded in creating a new public awareness of the environment which led to changes in government policy and inspired the modern ecological movement.

Rachel Carson: Silent Spring & Other Environmental Writings (Hardcover): Rachel Carson Rachel Carson: Silent Spring & Other Environmental Writings (Hardcover)
Rachel Carson
R783 R620 Discovery Miles 6 200 Save R163 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Silent Spring (Hardcover, 40th Anniversary ed.): Rachel Carson Silent Spring (Hardcover, 40th Anniversary ed.)
Rachel Carson
R575 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R113 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

First published by Houghton Mifflin in 1962, Silent Spring alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. “Silent Spring became a runaway bestseller, with international reverberations . . . [It is] well crafted, fearless and succinct . . . Even if she had not inspired a generation of activists, Carson would prevail as one of the greatest nature writers in American letters” (Peter Matthiessen, for Time’s 100 Most Influential People of the Century). This fortieth anniversary edition celebrates Rachel Carson’s watershed book with a new introduction by the author and activist Terry Tempest Williams and a new afterword by the acclaimed Rachel Carson biographer Linda Lear, who tells the story of Carson’s courageous defense of her truths in the face of ruthless assault from the chemical industry in the year following the publication of Silent Spring and before her untimely death in 1964.


Lost Woods - The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson (Paperback): Rachel Carson Lost Woods - The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson (Paperback)
Rachel Carson; Edited by Linda Lear
R588 Discovery Miles 5 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days


Edited and with an Introduction by Linda Lear
This trove of previously uncollected writings by the author of Silent Spring is a priceless addition to our knowledge of the great environmentalist and her life.
"[Carson's] writing still sparkles. . . . This book should be required reading." -Bill Sharp, The New York Times Book Review

The Edge of the Sea (Paperback, 1st Mariner Books ed): Rachel Carson, Sue Hubbell The Edge of the Sea (Paperback, 1st Mariner Books ed)
Rachel Carson, Sue Hubbell
R348 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place." A book to be read for pleasure as well as a practical identification guide, The Edge of the Sea introduces a world of teeming life where the sea meets the land. A new generation of readers is discovering why Rachel Carson's books have become cornerstones of the environmental and conservation movements. New introduction by Sue Hubbell. (A Mariner Reissue)


The Edge of the Sea (Paperback): Rachel Carson The Edge of the Sea (Paperback)
Rachel Carson
R401 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R37 (9%) Out of stock

Rachel Carson's classic trilogy comprises three volumes - The Sea Around Us (1950), Under the Sea-Wind (1941) and The Edge of the Sea (1955). The Edge of the Sea is the third and final book in the sea trilogy written by the American marine biologist. This charming book is a sweet blending of her artistic and scientific regard for the natural world. In this final installation, Carson looks at the environments of the rocky shore, the rim of sand and the coral coast, focusing on life in the zones between lowest and highest tides. Carson's descriptive and lyrical writing make this a worthwhile read for anyone who enjoys visiting the beach or is curious about what life forms may be present below the waters at high tide.

Under the Sea Wind (Paperback): Rachel Carson Under the Sea Wind (Paperback)
Rachel Carson 1
R397 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R37 (9%) Out of stock

Rachel Carson's classic trilogy comprises three volumes - The Sea Around Us (1950), Under the Sea-Wind (1941) and The Edge of the Sea (1955). Under the Sea-Wind: A Naturalist's Picture of Ocean Life (1941) is the first book written by the American marine biologist Rachel Carson. Under the Sea Wind describes the behaviour of fish and seabirds accurately, but in story form, often using the scientific names of species as character names. Carson's stated goal in doing so was to make the sea and its life as vivid a reality for those who may read the book as it has become for me during the past decade.

The Sea Around Us (Paperback): Rachel Carson The Sea Around Us (Paperback)
Rachel Carson
R402 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R36 (9%) Out of stock

Rachel Carson's classic trilogy comprises three volumes - The Sea Around Us (1950), Under the Wind-Sea (1941) and The Edge of the Sea (1955). The Sea Around Us presents an overview of the subject, a natural history of the oceans in which Rachel Carson discusses such matters as their origins, the evolution of life, the creation of volcanic islands

Plough Quarterly No. 3 - Childhood (Paperback): Jonathan Kozol, Glenn T Stanton, Johann Christoph Arnold, Rachel Carson, Ron... Plough Quarterly No. 3 - Childhood (Paperback)
Jonathan Kozol, Glenn T Stanton, Johann Christoph Arnold, Rachel Carson, Ron Sider, …
R208 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R37 (18%) Out of stock

In this issue, we explore why children and childhood are at the heart of the gospel - and of God's plan for restoring the world. Hear from Johann Christoph Arnold on "Discovering Reverence," Joan Almon on "Kindergartners Are Humans," and Glen Stanton on "Why Dads Toss Babies." A surgeon shares what he's learned from children with disabilities, while dispatches from Ferguson, Missouri, the US-Mexico border, and the South Bronx focus on places where childhood is especially threatened. Other contributors examine public, homeschool, and Christian education; highlight the role of fathers; and grapple with Jesus' uncomfortable version of family values. Bold, hope-filled, and down-to-earth, Plough Quarterly features thought-provoking articles, commentary, interviews, short fiction, book reviews, poetry and artwork to inspire everyday faith and action. Each issue brings together essential voices from many traditions to give you fresh insights on a core theme such as peacemaking, biblical justice, children and family, building community, man and woman, nature and the environment, nonviolence, or simple living. Starting from the conviction that the teachings and example of Jesus can transform and renew our world, it aims to apply them to all aspects of life, seeking common ground with all people of goodwill regardless of creed.

Silent Spring (Standard format, CD): Rachel Carson Silent Spring (Standard format, CD)
Rachel Carson; Narrated by Susie Berneis
R969 R739 Discovery Miles 7 390 Save R230 (24%) Out of stock
Silent Spring (MP3 format, CD): Rachel Carson Silent Spring (MP3 format, CD)
Rachel Carson; Narrated by Susie Berneis
R578 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R125 (22%) Out of stock
Basic Guide To Pesticides: Their Characteristics And Hazards - Their Characteristics & Hazards (Paperback): Rachel Carson... Basic Guide To Pesticides: Their Characteristics And Hazards - Their Characteristics & Hazards (Paperback)
Rachel Carson Counsel Inc
R1,434 Discovery Miles 14 340 Out of stock

Basic Guide to Pesticides covers the physical properties of about 700 pesticides and their contaminants and related health hazards. It is important in dealing with environmental problems in general and individual cases.

The Sense of Wonder: Stories of Work (Hardcover, New ed): Rachel Carson The Sense of Wonder: Stories of Work (Hardcover, New ed)
Rachel Carson; Photographs by Nick Kelsh; Introduction by Linda Lear
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Out of stock

First published more than three decades ago, this reissue of Rachel Carson's award-winning classic brings her unique vision to a new generation of readers. Stunning new photographs by Nick Kelsh beautifully complement Carson's intimate account of adventures with her young nephew, Roger, as they enjoy walks along the rocky coast of Maine and through dense forests and open fields, observing wildlife, strange plants, moonlight and storm clouds, and listening to the "living music" of insects in the underbrush.

"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder." Writes Carson, "he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in." The Sense of Wonder is a refreshing antidote to indifference and a guide to capturing the simple power of discovery that Carson views as essential to life.

In her insightful new introduction, Linda Lear remembers Rachel Carson's groundbreaking achievements in the context of the legendary environmentalist's personal commitment to introducing young and old to the miracles of nature.

Kelsh's lush photographs inspire sensual, tactile reactions: masses of leaves floating in a puddle are just waiting to be scooped up and examined more closely. An image of a narrow path through the trees evokes the earthy scent of the woods after a summer rain. Close-ups of mosses and miniature lichen fantasy-lands will spark innocent'as well as more jaded'imaginations. Like a curious child studying things underfoot and within reach, Kelsh's camera is drawn to patterns in nature that too often elude hurried adults'a stand of beech trees in the springtime, patches of melting snow and the ripples from a pebble tossed into a slow-moving stream.

The Sense of Wonder is a timeless volume that will be passed on from children to grandchildren, as treasured as the memory of an early-morning walk when the song of a whippoorwill was heard as if for the first time.

The Sense of Wonder - A Celebration of Nature for Parents and Children (Paperback): Rachel Carson The Sense of Wonder - A Celebration of Nature for Parents and Children (Paperback)
Rachel Carson
R330 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R66 (20%) Out of stock

First published a half-century ago, Rachel Carson's award-winning The Sense of Wonder remains the classic guide to introducing children to the marvels of nature In 1955, acclaimed conservationist Rachel Carson-author of Silent Spring-began work on an essay that she would come to consider one of her life's most important projects. Her grandnephew, Roger Christie, had visited Carson that summer at her cottage in Maine, and together they had wandered the surrounding woods and tide pools. Teaching Roger about the natural wonders around them, Carson began to see them anew herself, and wanted to relate that same magical feeling to others who might hope to introduce a child to the beauty of nature. "If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder," writes Carson, "he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in." Now available in paperback, The Sense of Wonder is a timeless volume that will be passed on from generation to generation, as treasured as the memory of an early-morning walk when the song of a whippoorwill was heard as if for the first time. Featuring serene color photographs from renowned photographer Nick Kelsh, "this beautifully illustrated edition makes a fine gift for new and prospective mothers and fathers" (Gregory McNamee), and helps us all to tap into the extraordinary power of the natural world.

Under the Sea-wind (Paperback, Revised): Rachel Carson Under the Sea-wind (Paperback, Revised)
Rachel Carson; Introduction by Linda Lear
R290 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R58 (20%) Out of stock

For the centennial of the birth of "Silent Spring" author Rachel Carson, a new edition of her groundbreaking paean to the sea
Celebrating the mystery and beauty of birds and sea creatures in their natural habitat, "Under the Sea-Wind"-Rachel Carson's first book and her personal favorite-is the early masterwork of one of America's greatest nature writers. Evoking the special mystery and beauty of the shore and the open sea-its limitless vistas and twilight depths-Carson's astonishingly intimate, unforgettable portrait captures the delicate negotiations of an ingeniously calibrated ecology.

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