Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New at HOORC's Library: The Gentle Subversive

As HOORC's Library prepares for events to commemorate the life and knowledge of Okavango researcher Pete Smith, we are reminded that people who are passionate about their work can have enormous influence on other people and, subsequently, policies. The gentle subversive : Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the rise of the environmental movement by Mark Hamilton Lytle, published in 2007, tells the story of the marine biologist whose book Silent Spring helped launch the modern environmental movement. The Gentle Subversive offers a compact life of Carson, shedding light on the process that led to this influential book. It includes a bibliography of books and articles by Carson, and a good index. You can find the book in HOORC's Library.

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