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The sea around us

Auteur: Rachel Carson; Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Uitgever: New York, Oxford University Press, 1951.
Editie/Formaat:   eBoek : Document : Jeugd : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on The New York Times best-seller list, where it enjoyed wide attention for thirty-one consecutive weeks. It remained on the list for more than a year and a half and ultimately  Meer lezen...
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Aanvullende fysieke materiaalsoort: Print version:
Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964.
Sea around us.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1951
(DLC) 51010430
(OCoLC)573901
Genre: Document, Jeugd, Internetbron
Soort document: Internetbron, Computerbestand
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Rachel Carson; Alice Roosevelt Longworth
OCLC-nummer: 578681652
Mededeling reproductie: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Beschrijving: 1 online resource (vii, 230 pages) illustrations, charts
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Inhoud: Gray beginnings --
Surface of the sea --
Changing year --
Sunless sea --
Hidden lands --
Long snowfall --
Birth of an island --
Shape of ancient seas --
Wind and water --
Rivers in the sea --
Moving tides --
Global thermostat --
Wealth from the salt seas --
Encircling sea.
Verantwoordelijkheid: Drawings by Katherine L. Howe.

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Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on The New York Times best-seller list, where it enjoyed wide attention for thirty-one consecutive weeks. It remained on the list for more than a year and a half and ultimately sold well over a million copies, has been translated into 28 languages, inspired an Academy Award-winning documentary, and won both the 1952 National Book Award and the John Burroughs Medal. This classic work remains as fresh today as when it first appeared. Carson's writing teems with stunning, memorable images--the newly formed Earth cooling beneath an endlessly overcast sky; the centuries of nonstop rain that created the oceans; giant squids battling sperm whales hundreds of fathoms below the surface; and incredibly powerful tides moving 100 billion tons of water daily in the Bay of Fundy. Quite simply, she captures the mystery and allure of the ocean with a compelling blend of imagination and expertise. Reintroducing a classic work to a whole new generation of readers, this Special Edition features a new chapter written by Jeffrey Levinton, a leading expert in marine ecology, that brings the scientific side of The Sea Around Us completely up to date. Levinton incorporates the most recent thinking on continental drift, coral reefs, the spread of the ocean floor, the deterioration of the oceans, mass extinction of sea life, and many other topics. In addition, acclaimed nature writer Ann Zwinger has contributed a brief foreword. 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.

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