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Rachel Carson and ecology for kids : her life and ideas, with 21 activities and experiments / Rowena Rae.

Rae, Rowena, (author.).
Series: For kids

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
McIntosh Public Library J 570.92 RAE (Text) 33500013262316 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 570.92 RAE (Text) 33500013262324 New Checked out 11/06/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780897339339
  • ISBN: 0897339339
  • Physical Description: ix, 134 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 x 28 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 124-126), glossary, and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A path to biology -- Rachel sees the sea -- Writing about the ocean -- Expanding her range -- Under the sea and on top of the world -- The wonder of nature -- Everything is connected -- When birds can't sing -- Rachel's last chapter and her influence.
Summary, etc.:
"Rachel Carson and Ecology for Kids explores the life and ideas of American biologist, conservationist, and science writer Rachel Carson, who served as the catalyst of the modern environmental movement"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 9 to 12 Chicago Review Press.
Grades 4-6 Chicago Review Press.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #1
    *Starred Review* Rachel Carson is best known today for her 1962 book Silent Spring, a sensation that caused public outcry against the overuse of pesticides. But that wasn't Carson's first publication; it wasn't even her first successful one. In prior years, as Rae's accessible, thoroughly researched work shows, Carson worked through the hardships of poverty, the Depression, and WWII to gain a scientific education and create a career writing about the interconnectedness, and preciousness, of all life. The book does a masterful job of intertwining entertaining and poignant stories about Carson with significant detail on topics that interested the scientist. The compelling narrative is interspersed with black-and-white photographs of Carson and archival items related to her life and work, as well as boxed information on other scientists, ecological facts, the history of the environmental movement, and more. Of great value are 21 included activities that range from free, simple projects such as sitting observing nature to more involved endeavors like seeing bioaccumulation and biomagnification in action (some activities are accompanied by forms that might lead patrons to write in the book). Back matter includes a select bibliography that lists some items suitable for young readers. A great choice for science and biography shelves. Grades 5-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Rowena Rae worked as a biologist in New Zealand and Canada before turning to a freelance science writing and editing career, during which she has contributed to numerous science magazines and textbooks. Visit her online at

Subject: Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964 > Juvenile literature.
Biologists > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Environmentalists > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Ecology > Juvenile literature.
Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964.
United States.
Genre: Biographies.
Juvenile works.

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