The Edge of the Sea

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"The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place." A book to be read for pleasure as well as a practical identification guide, The Edge of the Sea introduces a world of teeming life where the sea meets the land. A new generation of readers is discovering why Rachel Carson's books have become cornerstones of the environmental and conservation movements. New introduction by Sue Hubbell. (A Mariner Reissue)

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Overview

"The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place." A book to be read for pleasure as well as a practical identification guide, The Edge of the Sea introduces a world of teeming life where the sea meets the land. A new generation of readers is discovering why Rachel Carson's books have become cornerstones of the environmental and conservation movements. New introduction by Sue Hubbell. (A Mariner Reissue)

To be read for pleasure at any time and place, and also to be used as a practical guide for identifcation of intertidal life.

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"A brilliantly written argument that changed the course of history." - Vice President Al Gore

"Catching the life breath of science on the still glass of poetry." Time Magazine

Jonathan N. Leonard
People who get bored by too much lolling on beaches should read it as a guidebook.
New York Times Book Review, 1955
Jonathan N. Leonard
People who get bored by too much lolling on beaches should read it as a guidebook. -- The New YorkTimes Book Review, 1955
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395924969
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Edition description: None
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 297,265
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

Sue Hubbell is the author of, among other works, A Country Year and A Book of Bees, which was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. She lives in Maine and Washington, D.C.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
I The Marginal World 1
II Patterns of Shore Life 9
III The Rocky Shores 39
IV The Rim of Sand 125
V The Coral Coast 191
VI The Enduring Sea 249
Appendix: Classification 251
Index 271
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