The Sea Around Us (Google eBook)

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Open Road Media, Mar 29, 2011 - Nature - 250 pages
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Rachel Carson’s National Book Award–winning classic effortlessly mingles detailed fieldwork and inspiring prose to reveal a deep understanding of the earth’s most precious, mysterious resource—the ocean With more than one million copies sold, Rachel Carson’s The Sea Around Us became a cultural phenomenon when first published in 1951 and cemented Carson’s status as the preeminent natural history writer of her time. Her inspiring, intimate writing plumbs the depths of an enigmatic world—a place of hidden lands, islands newly risen from the earth’s crust, fish that pour through the water, and the unyielding, epic battle for survival. Firmly based in the scientific discoveries of the time, The Sea Around Us masterfully presents Carson’s commitment to a healthy planet and a fully realized sense of wonder. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rachel Carson including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

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User Review  - Cindy Dyson Eitelman - Goodreads

The classic natural history in a 1961 update, with footnotes, introduction and an afterword. The introduction was by Ann H. Zwinger; the afterword by Jeffrey S. Levinton. It doesn't say who wrote the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Margaret - Goodreads

The book is a seminal work by Rachel Carson. She writes knowledgeably, scientifically, and passionately about her topic. I learned so much reading this 1940's nonfiction work of art. I rate it with ... Read full review

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Award-winning author Rachel Carson (1907–1964) was one of the greatest American natural history writers of the twentieth century. In addition to the environmental classic Silent Spring, her books include Under the Sea Wind, The Edge of the Sea, and The Sea Around Us, which has sold more than one million copies, been translated into twenty-eight languages, and won the National Book Award and John Burroughs Award.

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