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On a Farther Shore

By William Souder
  • Book ID : 0307462226
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 512
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Published on the fiftieth anniversary of her seminal book, Silent Spring, here is an indelible new portrait of Rachel Carson, founder of the environmental movement She loved the ocean and wrote three books about its mysteries, including the international bestseller The Sea Around Us. But it was with her fourth book, Silent Spring, that this unassuming biologist transformed our relationship with the natural world. Rachel Carson began work on Silent Spring in the late 1950s, when a dizzying array of synthetic pesticides had come into use. Leading this chemical onslaught was the insecticide DDT, whose inventor had won a Nobel Prize for its discovery. Effective against crop pests as well as insects that transmitted human diseases such as typhus and malaria, DDT had at first appeared safe. But as its use expanded, alarming reports surfaced of collateral damage to fish, birds, and other wildlife. Silent Spring was a chilling indictment of DDT and its effects, which were lasting, widespread, and lethal. Published in 1962, Silent Spring shocked the public and forced the government to take action-despite a withering attack on Carson from the chemicals industry. The book awakened the world to the heedless contamination of the environment and eventually led to the establishment of the EPA and to the banning of DDT and a host of related pesticides. By drawing frightening parallels between dangerous chemicals and the then-pervasive fallout from nuclear testing, Carson opened a fault line between the gentle ideal of conservation and the more urgent new concept of environmentalism. Elegantly written and meticulously researched, On a Farther Shore reveals a shy yet passionate woman more at home in the natural world than in the literary one that embraced her. William Souder also writes sensitively of Carson's romantic friendship with Dorothy Freeman, and of her death from cancer in 1964. This extraordinary new biography captures the essence of one of the great reformers of the twentieth century. A New York Times Notable Book of 2012 “A suspenseful tale of the literary life…utterly inspiring.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Captivating…Souder writes vividly and with great empathy for his subject and her cause.” —New York Times Book Review “A delightful, fascinating, engrossing read about some of the most important insights of modern science. You’ll find yourself thinking about Carson whenever you take a walk in the woods.” —Slate.com

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"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" is perfect for those interested in the Celts from a historical, linguistic, mythological, or ethnological standpoint. The book's author, MacCulloch, covers his subject matter clearly and thoroughly. He adds references to such things as parallels with Greek mythology and Sumerian religion. The style of the book will satisfy the expert without mystifying or losing the attention of the amateur.

The Forsyte Saga

By John Galsworthy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0141958731
  • Pages : 816
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 514
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Book Summary:

In this final volume of The Forsyte Saga Galsworthy writes about the lives and loves of the Cherrell family, cousins of the Forsytes. For centuries, the Cherrell sons have left their home of Condaford Grange to serve the state as soldiers, clergymen and administrators, but the 1930s bring uncertainty in a world of rapidly altering morals and unemployment. Galsworthy’s portrayal of the effect of political change on individuals show him as a great social novelist as well as the author of one of the most gripping family sagas ever written.

Four Wise Men

By Mark W Muesse
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Isbn : 0718847377
  • Pages : 350
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 688
  • File Pdf: four-wise-men.pdf

Book Summary:

Confucius, the Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad are among the most thoughtful and influential people in history. By their words and examples, they have inspired countless individuals to live better and more meaningful lives and have shaped the institutions and worldviews we know today. Four Wise Men is an accessible introduction to each of these sages, viewed in their historical context, and a provocative comparison of their lives and teachings. Through careful study, Four Wise Men examines the waysthese fascinating figures speak as one, as well as the ways in which they differ. Although their voices come from the distant past, these men still have wise words to say to us today.

The Gun-Brand (Western Classic)

By James B. Hendryx
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Musaicum Books
  • Isbn : 8027220416
  • Pages : 223
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 775
  • File Pdf: the-gun-brand.pdf

Book Summary:

This eBook edition of "The Gun-Brand (Western Classic)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "Seated upon a thick, burlap-covered bale of freight—a "piece," in the parlance of the North—Chloe Elliston idly watched the loading of the scows. The operation was not new to her; a dozen times within the month since the outfit had swung out from Athabasca Landing she had watched from the muddy bank..." James B. Hendryx was an author and script writer of western adventures. Many of his famous novels and short stories were adapted into early films.

The Texan Star

By Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 305
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 600
  • File Pdf: the-texan-star.pdf

Book Summary:

"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Curiosities of Olden Times

By S. Baring-Gould
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 311
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 118
  • File Pdf: curiosities-of-olden-times.pdf

Book Summary:

"Curiosities of Olden Times" by S. Baring-Gould. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Watchers of the Trails: A Book of Animal Life

By Sir Charles G. D. Roberts
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 1799
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 352
  • File Pdf: the-watchers-of-the-trails.pdf

Book Summary:

"The Watchers of the Trails: A Book of Animal Life" by Sir Charles G. D. Roberts. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Age of Reason

By Thomas Paine
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Isbn : 1681959518
  • Pages : 229
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 294
  • File Pdf: the-age-of-reason.pdf

Book Summary:

The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “I have always strenuously supported the right of every man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies to another this right, makes a slave of himself to his present opinion, because he precludes himself the right of changing it.” ― Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason The Age of Reason is Thomas Paine’s scathing critique of religion in society.