Synopses & Reviews
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.
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 yearsùand it belongs there. Carson has had as much or more an effect on me than any of them, and perhaps all of them together. (Al Gore)
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.
2016 marks the 75th Anniversary of the publication of Under the Sea-Wind.
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.
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About the Author
(1907-1964) is widely acknowledged to be America's greatest nature writer and one of the first environmentalists. Her three other books are the prophetic Silent Spring
(1962), The Edge of the Sea
(1956), and The Sea Around Us
Linda Lear is an environmental historian and biographer, and author of the prizewinning Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature and of Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature.