Under the Sea Wind

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Open Road Media, Mar 29, 2011 - Nature - 304 pages
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New York Times Bestseller: Silent Spring author Rachel Carson’s early masterwork brings to life the elegiac, subtle beauty of birds and the sea, blending her natural storytelling ability with clear-eyed science. 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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User Review  - Paulagraph - LibraryThing

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

UNDER THE SEA-WIND

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Ten years of experience in studies of ocean life are objectively translated into a sort of composite marine portrait, — a book for the Donald Culross Peattie market rather than the Beebe market ... Read full review

Contents

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

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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