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Rachel Carson by Mary A. McCay

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Published by Twayne Publishers, Maxwell Macmillan Canada, Maxwell Macmillan International in New York, Toronto, New York .
Written in English


  • Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964 -- Literary art,
  • Ecologists -- United States -- Biography,
  • Environmentalists -- United States -- Biography,
  • Science writers -- United States -- Biography

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-117) and index.

StatementMary A. McCay.
SeriesTwayne"s United States authors series ;, TUSAS 619
LC ClassificationsQH31.C33 M34 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 122 p. :
Number of Pages122
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1734889M
ISBN 100805739882
LC Control Number92039795

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