National Book Award Winner and New York Times Bestseller: Explore earthâ€™s most precious, mysterious resourceâ€”the oceanâ€”with the author of Silent Spring.
With more than one million copies sold, Rachel Carsonâ€™s The Sea Around Us became a cultural phenomenon when first published in 1951 and cemented Carsonâ€™s status as the preeminent natural history writer of her time. Her inspiring, intimate writing plumbs the depths of an enigmatic worldâ€”a place of hidden lands, islands newly risen from the earthâ€™s crust, fish that pour through the water, and the unyielding, epic battle for survival. Firmly based in the scientific discoveries of the time, The Sea Around Us masterfully presents Carsonâ€™s commitment to a healthy planet and a fully realized sense of wonder. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rachel Carson including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.