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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964.
Sea around us.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1951
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Rachel Carson; Katherine L Howe
|Description:||vii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||The gray beginnings --
The pattern of the surface --
The changing year --
The sunless sea --
Hidden lands --
The long snowfall --
The birth of an island --
The shape of ancient seas --
Wind and water --
Wind, sun, and the spinning of the earth --
The moving tides --
The global thermostat --
Wealth from the salt seas --
The encircling sea.
|Responsibility:||Rachel L. Carson ; drawings by Katherine L. Howe.|
Today, with the oceans endangered by the dumping of medical waste and ecological disasters such as the Exxon oil spill in Alaska, this illuminating volume provides a timely 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.