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The sea around us

Author: Rachel Carson; Jeffrey S Levinton
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[In this book, the author] combine[s] scientific insight with moving, poetic prose ... She captures the mystery and allure of the ocean with a compelling blend of imagination and expertise ... Today, with the oceans endangered by the dumping of medical waste and ecological disasters such as the Exxon oil spill in Alaska, this ... volume provides a ... reminder of both the fragility and the importance of the ocean  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Carson; Jeffrey S Levinton
OCLC Number: 57367936
Notes: Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, [1991]. Special ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Mother sea: Gray beginnings; Pattern of the surface; Changing year; Sunless sea; Hidden lands; Long snowfall; Birth of an island; Shape of ancient seas --
Restless sea: Wind and water; Wind, sun, and the spinning of the earth; Moving tides --
Man and the sea about him: Global thermostat; Wealth from the salt seas; Encircling sea.
Responsibility: Rachel L. Carson ; introduction by Ann H. Zwinger ; afterword by Jeffrey S. Levinton.

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[In this book, the author] combine[s] scientific insight with moving, poetic prose ... She captures the mystery and allure of the ocean with a compelling blend of imagination and expertise ... Today, with the oceans endangered by the dumping of medical waste and ecological disasters such as the Exxon oil spill in Alaska, this ... volume provides a ... reminder of both the fragility and the importance of the ocean and the life that abounds within it. Anyone who loves the sea, or who is concerned about our natural environment, will want to read this classic work. Here is the strange story of the seas - how they were born, how life emerged from them, and the marine world within them. A new chapter by Jeffrey Levington brings the science up to date, and covers issues such as continental drift and the coral reefs.-http://www.booksinprint.com.

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