Under the Sea-Wind

By Rachel L. Carson; Linda Lear (Introduction by)
Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143104964, 208pp.

Publication Date: May 2007

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Description
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.
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About the Author
About the Author: The late Rachel Carson was for many years a marine biologist and then editor-in-chief of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. She is also the author of Silent Spring. Jeffrey Levinton teaches at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and is the author of Marine Ecology. AnneZwinger is the author of A Desert Country Near the Sea, Beyond the Aspen Grove, and Run, River, Run.Rachel Carson (1907-1964) spent most of her professional life as a marine biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. By the late 1950s, she had written three lyrical, popular books about the sea, including the best-selling The Sea Around Us, and had become the most respected science writer in America. She completed Silent Spring against formidable personal odds, and with it shaped a powerful social movement that has altered the course of history.



Praise For Under the Sea-Wind

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 yearsùand 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)

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