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About the Author
Rachel L. Carson (1907-1964) earned a graduate degree in zoology from Johns Hopkins in 1932, in an era when few women went to college. She was the first woman to pass the civil service exam and went on to work with the Fish and Wildlife Service, where she became chief editor of publications. Her gift for writing about technical science in clear, poetic prose eventually led to a full time writing career, culminating with her controversial Silent Spring, one of the most influential books of the century. She is often called the mother of the modern environmental movement. Two years after Silent Spring was published she died of cancer, possibly due to the very pesticides she warned against in her book.
Kaiulani Lee has thirty-five years of experience in theater, film, and television, and has starred in over a dozen plays on and off Broadway. She has been nominated for the Drama Desk Award on Broadway and has won the Obie Award for outstanding achievement off Broadway.
"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, 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."-- "Rachel Carson"
"If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life."-- "Rachel Carson"
In The Sense of Wonder, Carson appeals to our senses, urging us to savor the natural world with a childs excitement, the true instinct for what is beautiful and awe inspiring.-- "CNN Entertainment"
Carson's words are timely.-- "Amazon.com, editorial review"