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Rachel Carson and Ecology for Kids
Rachel Carson and Ecology for Kids ›
By Rowena Rae

EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket, Trade Paper

Estimated Release Date Feb 2020

Rachel Carson was an American biologist, conservationist, science and nature writer, and catalyst of the modern environmental movement. She studied biology in college at a time when few women entered the sciences, and then worked as a biologist and information specialist for the US government. She is best remembered for her book Silent Spring, which exposed the widespread misuse of chemical pesticides in the United States and sparked both praise and fury. In addition to exploring Carson's personal life and scientific career, Rachel Carson and Ecology for Kids will introduce readers to such concepts as the components of ecosystems, the needs of living things, energy cycles, food chains and food webs, and adaptations. This lively biography includes sidebars and twenty-one hands-on activities that are sure to inspire the next generation of scientists, thinkers, leaders, agricultural producers, environmental activists, and world citizens.

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For Kids

The For Kids series, established in 1994 with Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids: His Life and Ideas, introduces children to people, events, and ideas that have changed the world, but have often been avoided or oversimplified in other books for younger readers. Books in the series include Frederick Douglass for Kids, Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids, Monet and the Impressionists for Kids, as well as books on civil rights, the American civil war, and both world wars.

The books in the For Kids series are written in a straightforward and accessible manner that does not skip over ambiguous and sometimes controversial subjects. They feature hands-on activities that don't just keep kids busy but extend the learning. Educators, homeschoolers, and parents alike have appreciated the comprehensive quality of this award-winning series and the way it mixes lively biography and engaging history with 21 interdisciplinary activities featuring writing, art, math, and science. Beautifully designed and illustrated with photographs and line drawings throughout, each book in the series includes interesting sidebars on the people and ideas that influenced the subject and their contemporaries in the field. Each book also includes a timeline, glossary, index, and resource section listing websites, books, and museums for further exploration.