Under the Sea-Wind

Under the Sea-Wind

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Under the Sea-Wind by Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson—pioneering environmentalist and author of Silent Spring—opens our eyes to the wonders of the natural world in her groundbreaking paean to the sea.

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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143104964
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/03/2007
Series: Penguin Classics Series
Edition description: New
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 103,551
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Rachel Carson (1907-1964) is considered one of the harbingers of the contemporary environmental movement thanks to her book Silent Spring, a prophetic warning about the misuse of chemical pesticides. Under the Sea-Wind was the first of her distinguished trilogy on the sea. It was followed by The Sea Around Us and The Edge of the Sea, and catapulted Carson to international fame as a nature writer. Coming Spring 2017, the PBS "American Experience" Documentary Rachel Carson.

Linda Lear (introducer) is an environmental historian and biographer and the author of the prize-winning study Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature and Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature.

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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 years—and it belongs there. Carson has had as much or more an effect on me than any of them, and perhaps all of them together.

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Under the Sea Wind 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
foxstuart More than 1 year ago
This is Rachel Carson's first and favorite book, and with good reason. A marine scientist whose articles were too lyrical for publishing in scientific journals, Rachel eventually eventually put her eco-poetry into book form. Under the Sea-Wind chronicles the life of various fish and birds who operate near the sea, and is written from their perspective. This anthropomorphic approach is beautiful, and really gives the reader a vested interest in the survival of these animals, given the knowledge how every day presents a struggle for their lives. Please bring this to e-book format!
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Im thinking about writing Ambershines past life! :) should i?? -Ambershineh is shineh ::DDDD Random Quote: I like banananerz!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
-Sits in the endless shadows bored. Unsheathes claws and examines them with a not amused look on face.- Ambershine :C P.S Is rping on the nook really going to end? ;o
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To Mistystar: Sorry about the other camp thing! ^.^' I didn't mean to, I just wanted to help out as much as I could. And can you Make gorsekit a Paw finally? He should've been made a Warrior a month ago. -Ambershine :3
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Teddy attacked Snow.)) I run over to Petalcloud, tacklibg her so Teddy could deal with Snow on his own. ~Abattoir
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Smirked at Hollytail's frantic efforts. "Calm down, you're going to scare the kits." She purred with a silken voice.
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"Med-cat position still open?" She asked. Her light brown pelt shone. And her green eyes and soft whiskers shone.
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Rp three ponies/three uniguses at mlp all results. There is Sparkle Luck(women), Apple Leg(man), and Feather Crawl(girl). Their discriptions are in mlp result two. There can be more than one rping the same unigus. Only rp them if you are a loyal active rper and you like my little pony. Please rp them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yesh ambershine. Well um, not anymore. Anonymous or Meghan(real name) whatever. I'm thinking of killing off Ambershine as a character. Now flamefur is gone, Flameclaw, every1 else. I only have 3 friends in this clan now. You, Geckoleaf, and Shadowfire. When i get my nook i might not even come back to hurricaneclan -Amber :(
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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo FLAME!!!!! :(( -Ambershine
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Saw mintsong and the kits. Ive named them he meowee running over o hug them. Bravekit and leoparedkit. He mwed exhasted. Darkjet
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Suns himself.
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