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  • Opening quote: Rachel Carson, "The Real World Around Us." 1954. from Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson, edited by Linda Lear, Beacon Press ©1998.
  • Web Biography of Rachel Carson by Linda Lear ©2000.
  • All requests for permission to quote or to otherwise use Carson's words from any source must be secured from Ms. Frances Collin, Trustee of the Estate of Rachel Carson. She is the only person who can give permission. She can be contacted at P.O. Box 33, Wayne, PA. 19087-9998.


  • Pen and ink drawings by Howard Frech for Under the Sea-wind by Rachel L. Carson, Simon&Schuster ©1941.
  • Line drawings by Louis and Lois Darling for Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. Houghton Mifflin Co. Inc. ©1962.
  • Line drawings by Bob Hines for Under the Sea-wind by Rachel L. Carson, TT Dutton ©1999.
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