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1. “Undersea” from The Atlantic Monthly, vol. 160 (September 1937), pp. 322–325.

2. “My Favorite Recreation” from St. Nicholas Magazine, vol. 49 (July 1922), p. 999.

3. “Fight for Wildlife Pushes Ahead” from the Richmond Times-Dispatch Sunday Magazine, March 20, 1938.

“Chesapeake Eels Seek the Sargasso Sea” from the Baltimore Sunday Sun, October 9, 1938.

4. Ace of Nature’s Aviators. (1944) Manuscript. Rachel Carson Papers, Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. [Hereafter cited as Rachel Carson Papers.]

5. Road of the Hawks. (1945) Unpublished fragment. Rachel Carson Papers.

6. An Island I Remember. (1946) Unpublished fragment. Rachel Carson Papers.

7. “Mattamuskeet: A National Wildlife Refuge” from Conservation in Action, no. 4. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1947. Illustrated by Katherine L. Howe.

8. Memo to Mrs. Eales on Under the Sea-Wind. (ca. 1942) Rachel Carson Papers.

9. “Lost Worlds: The Challenge of the Islands” from The Wood Thrush, vol. 4, no. 5 (May – June 1949), pp. 179–187.

10. Speech given at the New York Herald-Tribune Book and Author Luncheon, October 16, 1951, New York, New York. Rachel Carson Papers.

11. Jacket notes for the RCA Victor recording of Claude Debussy’s La Mer by the NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini, conductor, 1951. Rachel Carson Papers.

Speech given at the National Symphony Orchestra Benefit Luncheon, September 25, 1951, Washington, D.C. Rachel Carson Papers.

12. Remarks at the acceptance of the National Book Award for nonfiction, January 29, 1952, New York, New York. Rachel Carson Papers.

13. Design for Nature Writing. Remarks made on acceptance of the John Burroughs Medal for excellence in nature writing, April 7, 1952, New York, New York, from The Atlantic Naturalist (May – August 1952), pp. 232–234.

14. “Mr. Day’s Dismissal” from The Washington Post, April 22, 1953, p. A26.

15. Preface to the Second Edition of The Sea Around Us, by Rachel Carson (New York: Oxford University Press, 1961).

16. “Our Ever-Changing Shore” from Holiday, vol. 24 (July 1958), pp. 71–120.

17. Four Fragments from Carson’s Field Notebooks. (1950–1952). Rachel Carson Papers.

18. The Edge of the Sea. Paper presented to the American Association for the Advancement of Science Symposium, “The Sea Frontier,” December 29, 1953, Boston, Massachusetts. Rachel Carson Papers.

19. The Real World Around Us. Speech given at the Theta Sigma Phi Matrix Table Dinner, April 21, 1954, Columbus, Ohio. Rachel Carson Papers.

20. “Biological Sciences” from Good Reading (New York: New American Library, 1956).

21. Two Letters to Dorothy and Stanley Freeman, August 8, 1956, and October 7, 1956, from Always Rachel: The Letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman, edited by Martha Freeman (Boston: Beacon Press, 1995).

22. The Lost Woods. A Letter to Curtis and Nellie Lee Bok, December 12, 1956. Rachel Carson Papers.

23. Clouds. Script written for the Ford Foundation’s TV-Radio Workshop, “Something About the Sky,” CBS Omnibus, March 11, 1957. Rachel Carson Papers.

24. “Vanishing Americans” from The Washington Post, April 10, 1959, p. A26.

25. “To Understand Biology” from Humane Biology Projects (New York: The Animal Welfare Institute, 1960).

Preface to Animal Machines: The New Factory Farming Industry, by Ruth Harrison (London: Vincent Stuart, LTC., 1964).

26. “A Fable for Tomorrow” from Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1962), pp. 1–3.

27. Speech given to the Women’s National Press Club, December 5, 1962, Washington, D.C. Rachel Carson Papers.

28. A New Chapter to Silent Spring. Speech given to the Garden Club of America, January 8, 1963, New York, New York. Published in the Bulletin of the Garden Club of America (May 1963). Rachel Carson Papers.

29. Letter to Dr. George Crile, Jr., February 17, 1963. Rachel Carson Papers.

30. The Pollution of Our Environment. Speech given to the Kaiser-Permanente Symposium, “Man Against Himself,” October 18, 1963, San Francisco, California. Rachel Carson Papers.

31. Letter to Dorothy Freeman, September 10, 1963, from Always Rachel: The Letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman, edited by Martha Freeman (Boston: Beacon Press, 1995).