Under the Sea Wind

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Open Road Media, Mar 29, 2011 - Nature - 304 pages
This New York Times bestseller by the author of the environmental classic Silent Spring beautifully details the coastal ecosystem of birds and the sea.
 In her first book, preeminent nature writer Rachel Carson tells the story of the sea creatures and birds that dwell in and around the waters along North America’s eastern coast—and the delicately balanced ecosystem that sustains them. Following the life cycles of a pair of sanderlings, a mackerel, and an eel, Carson gracefully weaves scientific observation with imaginative prose to educate and inspire, creating one of the finest wildlife narratives in American literature. 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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Oh, what a nice little book. Another perfect one for reading on a deck looking out over the ocean, so I was very glad that I saved it up for such an occasion. Read full review

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Rachel Carson writing before Silent Spring. No intimation yet of environmental disaster. The words “sea wind” are Carson’s shorthand for the encapsulation of all life within a single system. The sea ... Read full review


Flood Tide
Spring Flight
Arctic Rendezvous
Winds Blowing Seaward
The Gulls
Migrants of the Spring
Birth of a Mackerel
Indian Summer of the
Seine Haul
River and
Journey to the
Winter Haven

Hunters of the Plankton
The Harbor
A Biography of Rachel Carson

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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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