Linda Lear is a political and environmental biographer intrigued by how the lives of artists and writers have been influenced by the natural world. She is the author of the prize-winning biographies Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature (1997,2009) and Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature, 2007. A long-time academic historian, she has been writing professionally since 1997. Please see her website: www.LindaLear.com . She writes “Telling Lives” at www.authorlindalear.blogspot.com.
7 entries by Linda Lear
The Shepherd’s Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape
By James Rebanks
A sheep farmer's disarming chronicle of life in the fields.
Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World
By Helen and William Bynum
Exploring the profound — and often unappreciated — importance of flora.
Letters to a Young Scientist
By Edward O. Wilson
With his distinctive passion and exuberance for knowledge, the author shares his advice to future discovers.
The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America
By Ernest Freeberg
An insightful account of the scientific innovation and passion that transformed an idea into a modern technological system.