Contributor Bios

Paul Brooks

Paul Brooks worked as editor-in-chief at book publisher Houghton Mifflin for 25 years. He was the editor of the Roger Tory Peterson’s “Field Guides” and Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring.” He received the John Muir Medal, the top national award given by the Sierra Club, for his environmental efforts and the Hal Borland Award of the National Audubon Society. Brooks’s own books include “Roadless Area” (winner of the John Burroughs Medal), “Speaking for Nature,” “The View from Lincoln Hill,” and “The House of Life: Rachel Carson at Work.”