From the Publisher
"A majestic edition, incorporating attractive photographs, a preface, foreword, introduction, and an excellent afterword by Brian J. Skinner. The pages are broad and smooth and heavy; turning them, you feel you are in the presence of greatness.... The prose is true and fluid and above all evocative, and delivers all the passion and wonder it did a half-century ago.... This book should be read first and foremost because it has permanent artistic value, because it is literature. And I mean literature in the best sense: popular, beautiful, deeply moving.... Carson's legacy is proof that science books matter, that good prose can change the world."Anthony Doerr, The Boston Sunday Globe
"Her book remains fresh, in part because of her ability to convey scientific insight in vivid poetic languagebut, perhaps more important, because what she has to say is still so relevant today."Scientific American
"Magnificentbeautifully done, a real work of art. I'm enjoying reading Carson's book for the third time. Carl Safina's brief note summed it bestwe read to remember her. What a wonderful writer."Glenn Vanstrum, author of Saltwater Wilderness
"Perfect reading can be found in wonderfully oversized books.... In this new commemorative edition, readers who have never experienced Carson's sparkling prose or deep insight will have the opportunity to do so, with the added attraction of superlative color photos of everything from breaching whales to phosphorescent shrimp. There's also a new introduction by Robert Ballard, an afterward by Brian J. Skinner."Dave Wood's Book Report
Carson's 1951 paean to ocean life was a surprising smash hit. It remained on the New York Times best sellers list for more than a year and a half, holding the top spot for the first six months. This gorgeous commemorative edition is illustrated with roughly 130 photos and artworks from around the world. If your existing copy is looking ragged, replace it with this beauty. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.