The Edge of the Sea

Front Cover
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998 - Nature - 276 pages
0 Reviews
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified
With all the hallmarks of Rachel Carson's luminous prose combined with a scientifically accurate exploration of the Atlantic seashore comes a hauntingly beautiful account of what one can find at the edge of the sea.

The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place. Focusing on the plants and invertebrates surviving in the Atlantic zones between the lowest and the highest tides, between Newfoundland and the Florida Keys, The Edge of the Sea is a book to be read for pleasure as well as a practical identification guide. Its appendix and index make it a great reference tool for those interested in plant and animal life around tidepools.

A new generation of readers is already discovering why Rachel Carson's books have become cornerstones of the environmental and conservation movements.

With an Introduction by Sue Hubbell.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified

THE EDGE OF THE SEA

User Review  - Kirkus

The Sea Around Us and Under the Sea-Wind introduced Rachel Carson to a reading public eager to welcome a scientist who wrote like a poet. This poetic quality is again dominant in this interpretation ... Read full review

Contents

The Marginal World I
1
Patterns of Shore Life
9
The Rocky Shores
39
The Rim of Sand
125
Classification
251
Index
271
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1998)

Rachel Carson (1907-1964) spent most of her professional life as a marine biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. By the late 1950s, she had written three lyrical, popular books about the sea, including the best-selling The Sea Around Us, and had become the most respected science writer in America. She completed Silent Spring against formidable personal odds, and with it shaped a powerful social movement that has altered the course of history. Sue Hubbell was the author of eight books, including A Country Year and New York Times Notable Book A Book of Bees . She wrote for the New Yorker, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Smithsonian, and Time, and was a frequent contributor to the Hers" column of the New York Times .

Bibliographic information