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Under the Sea-Wind

Rachel L. Carson - Author

Linda Lear - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780143104964 | 336 pages | 03 Apr 2007 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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For the centennial of the birth of Silent Spring author Rachel Carson, a new edition of her groundbreaking paean to the sea

Celebrating the mystery and beauty of birds and sea creatures in their natural habitat, Under the Sea-Wind—Rachel Carson’s first book and her personal favorite—is the early masterwork of one of America’s greatest nature writers. Evoking the special mystery and beauty of the shore and the open sea—its limitless vistas and twilight depths—Carson’s astonishingly intimate, unforgettable portrait captures the delicate negotiations of an ingeniously calibrated ecology.

Rachel Carson was one of the reasons why I became so conscious of the environment and so involved with environmental issues. . . . Her picture hangs on my office wall among those of political leaders, presidents, and prime ministers. It has been there for years—and it belongs there. Carson has had as much or more an effect on me than any of them, and perhaps all of them together. (Al Gore)