I encountered the work of rachel carson when i was 16 years old i was both moved and inspired by her book silent spring that explored issues of the toxic impact of man made chemicals within the human environment in the sense of wonder the reader encounters a uniquely poetic side of this forward thinking and spot on 20th century scientist. It is a collection of rachel carsons essays inspired by exploring the outdoors with her young nephew nick kelshs color photographs are a bonus enhancement it would be a lovely coffee table book or perfect book to leave in your guest bedroom we all need the sense of wonder. The sense of wonder by rachel carson stunning new photographs by nick kelsh beautifully complement carsons 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 . The sense of wonder rachel carson nick kelsh harpercollins 20 review by karen austin cnn rachel carsons silent spring appealed to our good sense to protect our planet from disastrous . Rachel carson 1907 1964 was known as the patron saint of the environmental movement she was the author of silent spring which exposed the dangers of pesticides and fertilizers she passed away as she was finishing the sense of wonder nick kelsh is a photographer who is the author of how to photograph your life
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