Under the Sea-Wind takes you beneath the waves with the same kind of intimacy and wonder that made the documentaries "Winged Migration" and "March of the Penguins" such masterpieces of nature-immersion
Soon after, while Rachel Carson was still writing the book that was to be her first bestseller, The Sea Around Us, the proposal for such a guidebook was put to her and she accepted. The proposal must have sounded to her like a book she had wanted to write for several years. As early as 1948 she had written her literary agent, Marie Rodell, "Among my remote literary projects is a book on the lives of shore animals, which Mr. Teale once asked me to write for his benefit. Rachel Carson was born in 1907 and grew up in rural Springdale, Pennsylvania, slightly northeast of Pittsburgh. Her mother encouraged bookish Rachel in her interests in the natural world. And there she became fascinated with the world's oceans and read what she could find about them.
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 Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. The Sea Around Us is a bit dated in terms of the science, so it's important to focus on the holistic message and the generalities in terms of scientific writing. but honestly, that's not why it should be read (unless you're a science historian).
Rachel Carson’s National Book Award–winning classic effortlessly mingles detailed fieldwork and inspiring prose to reveal a deep understanding of the earth’s most precious, mysterious resource-the ocean. With more than one million copies sold, Rachel Carson’s The Sea Around Us became a cultural phenomenon when first published in 1951 and cemented Carson’s status as the preeminent natural history writer of her time
Carson began her career as an aquatic biologist in the . Bureau of Fisheries, and became a full-time nature writer in the 1950s. Her widely praised 1951 bestseller The Sea Around Us won her a . National Book Award, recognition as a gifted writer, and financial security
In her first book, preeminent nature writer Rachel Carson tells the story of the sea creatures and birds that dwell in and around the waters along North America’s eastern coast-and the delicately balanced ecosystem that sustains them. Following the life cycles of a pair of sanderlings, a mackerel, and an eel, Carson gracefully weaves scientific observation with imaginative prose to educate and inspire, creating one of the finest wildlife narratives in American literature
The sea around us. To Henry Bryant Bigelow. who by precept and example has guided. THE SEA HAS ALWAYS challenged the minds and imagination of men and even today it remains the last great frontier of Earth. Not even the mighty technological developments of this, the Atomic Age, have greatly changed this situation .
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