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    • Silent Spring

    • By: Rachel Carson
    • Narrated by: Kaiulani Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    First published in 1962, Silent Spring can single-handedly be credited with sounding the alarm and raising awareness of humankind's collective impact on its own future through chemical pollution. No other book has so strongly influenced the environmental conscience of Americans and the world at large.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kick-started the environmental movement

    • By Dr Caterpillar on 05-10-16

    Regular price: £29.59

    • The Sea Around Us

    • By: Rachel Carson
    • Narrated by: Kaiulani Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. This classic work remains as fresh today as when it first appeared. Carson's writing teems with stunning, memorable images - the newly formed Earth cooling beneath an endlessly overcast sky, the centuries of nonstop rain that created the oceans, giant squids battling sperm whales hundreds of fathoms below the surface, and incredibly powerful tides moving 100 billion tons of water daily in the Bay of Fundy.

    Regular price: £23.79

    • Silent Spring

    • By: Rachel Carson
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Conservationist Rachel Carson spent over six years documenting the effects on DDT, a synthetic organic compound used as an insecticide, on numerous communities. Her analysis revealed that such powerful, persistent chemical pesticides have been used without a full understanding of the extent of their potential harm to the whole biota, including the damage they've caused to wildlife, birds, bees, agricultural animals, domestic pets, and even humans. An instant best seller that was read by President Kennedy during the summer of 1962, this classic remains one of the best introductions to the complicated and controversial subject.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Must read for environmentalists or agriculturists

    • By Fiona Keates on 06-04-19

    Regular price: £32.09

    • The Edge of the Sea

    • By: Rachel Carson
    • Narrated by: Kaiulani Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A book to be listened to for pleasure as well as a practical identification guide, The Edge of the Sea introduces a world of teeming life where the sea meets the land. A new generation of listeners is discovering why Rachel Carson's books have become cornerstones of the environmental and conservation movements.

    Regular price: £23.79

    • The Sense of Wonder

    • By: Rachel Carson
    • Narrated by: Kaiulani Lee
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    First published more than 50 years ago, this award-winning classic brings Rachel Carson's unique vision to a new generation of listeners. The Sense of Wonder is Carson's 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 to the "living music" of insects in the underbrush.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Makes you want to go outside and explore right now

    • By Linda on 27-10-18

    Regular price: £13.59