The Sea Around Us

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Open Road Media, Mar 29, 2011 - Nature - 250 pages
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National Book Award Winner and New York Times Bestseller: Explore earth’s most precious, mysterious resource—the ocean—with the author of Silent Spring.
 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  - Marse - LibraryThing

I was born on an island and have lived my whole life by the sea. I love the waves, and the many moods of the ocean. I love the mystery of it, even while the deep sea frightens me. It is so deep, dark ... Read full review

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

Carson is so lyrical in her writing. Beauty on the page. When reading The Sea Around Us I could practically smell the salt air, feel the sea rise and fall under my feet. Her words lulled me like the ... 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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