Summary of Visionary Women
VISIONARY WOMEN: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World. Copyright © 2018 by Andrea Barnet. Published by arrangement with Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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Four women in separate fields – marine biologist Rachel Carson, journalist Jane Jacobs, conservationist Jane Goodall and chef Alice Waters – came to similar views about the natural world’s contribution to healthy and happy humans. Their ideas were radical in their day, but have become mainstream. Biographer Andrea Barnet presents these women, the experiences that shaped their ideas and their culture-shifting philosophies in one evocative volume.
About the Author
Andrea Barnet also wrote All-Night Party: The Women of Bohemian Greenwich Village and Harlem, 1913–1930. She was a finalist for the prestigious PEN/Bograd Weld Prize for Biography.