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The sea around us

Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2018] © 1950, 1951, 1961 by Rachel L. Carson. Introduction copyright © 2018 Sylvia Earle.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Originally published in 1951, The Sea Around Us remains one of the most enduringly influential and beloved books ever written about the natural world. It has inspired generations of readers - future scientists among them - with its combination of insight and poetry. One of them was Sylvia Earle, a pioneer of deep-sea exploration and research, who introduces this new edition. For Earle and countless other readers,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Carson
ISBN: 9780190906764 0190906766
OCLC Number: 1030496005
Notes: "[Copyright] Renewed 1979 by Roger Christie"--T.p. verso.
Description: xxviii, 227 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction by Sylvia Earle --
Preface to the 1961 Edition --
Acknowledgements --
1. MOTHER SEA --
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 --
2. THE RESTLESS SEA --
Wind and water --
Wind, sun, and the spinning of the earth --
The moving tides --
3. MAN AND THE SEA ABOUT HIM --
The global thermostat --
Wealth from the salt seas --
The encircling seas.
Responsibility: Rachel Carson ; introduction by Sylvia Earle.

Abstract:

Originally published in 1951, The Sea Around Us remains one of the most enduringly influential and beloved books ever written about the natural world. It has inspired generations of readers - future scientists among them - with its combination of insight and poetry. One of them was Sylvia Earle, a pioneer of deep-sea exploration and research, who introduces this new edition. For Earle and countless other readers, Carson's power lies in giving her readers the sense that "she was the living ocean, flowing in a continuously changing dance through time with islands and continents, the sea floor below, the skies above."--COVER.

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