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Speaking for Nature. How Literary Naturalists from Henry Thoreau to Rachel Carson Have Shaped America
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1980. Inscribed by Brooks, Rachel Carson's editor and biographer (as well as being a John Burroughs Medal winner), to Shirley Ann Briggs, naturalist and environmentalist and also the photographer responsible for many iconic photos of her friend Rachel Carson, including that on the dust jacket of Silent Spring: "For Shirley, with warmest regards/ from Paul." With Briggs' bookplate on the verso of the front flyleaf. The book provides a wonderful overview of those for whom "the chief weapon [in the] fight to protect the American environment over the past century has been the pen." [Jacket copy.] Also includes a nice bibliography of the writers covered, to which Edwin Way Teale's date of death (1980) has been added in pen, presumably by Briggs. Foxing to the edges of the text block, a near fine copy in a good, somewhat faded and worn dust jacket, splitting at the folds. [#034440] SOLD

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