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The sea around us

Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on The New York Times best-seller list, where it enjoyed wide attention for thirty-one consecutive weeks. It remained on the list for more than a year and a half and ultimately sold well over a million copies, has been translated into 28 languages, inspired an Academy Award-winning documentary, and won both the 1952 National Book Award and the John Burroughs Medal. This classic work remains as fresh today as when it first appeared. Carson's writing teems with stunning, memorable images--the newly formed Earth cooling beneath an endlessly overcast sky; the centuries of nonstop rain that created the oceans; giant squids battling sperm whales hundreds of fathoms below the surface; and incredibly powerful tides moving 100 billion tons of water daily in the Bay of Fundy. Quite simply, she captures the mystery and allure of the ocean with a compelling blend of imagination and expertise. Reintroducing a classic work to a whole new generation of readers, this Special Edition features a new chapter written by Jeffrey Levinton, a leading expert in marine ecology, that brings the scientific side of The Sea Around Us completely up to date. Levinton incorporates the most recent thinking on continental drift, coral reefs, the spread of the ocean floor, the deterioration of the oceans, mass extinction of sea life, and many other topics. In addition, acclaimed nature writer Ann Zwinger has contributed a brief foreword. Today, with the oceans endangered by the dumping of medical waste and ecological disasters such as the Exxon oil spill in Alaska, this illuminating volume provides a timely reminder of both the fragility and the importance of the ocean and the life that abounds within it. Anyone who loves the sea, or who is concerned about our natural environment, will want to read this classic work.

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  • "Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on The New York Times best-seller list, where it enjoyed wide attention for thirty-one consecutive weeks. It remained on the list for more than a year and a half and ultimately sold well over a million copies, has been translated into 28 languages, inspired an Academy Award-winning documentary, and won both the 1952 National Book Award and the John Burroughs Medal. This classic work remains as fresh today as when it first appeared. Carson's writing teems with stunning, memorable images--the newly formed Earth cooling beneath an endlessly overcast sky; the centuries of nonstop rain that created the oceans; giant squids battling sperm whales hundreds of fathoms below the surface; and incredibly powerful tides moving 100 billion tons of water daily in the Bay of Fundy. Quite simply, she captures the mystery and allure of the ocean with a compelling blend of imagination and expertise. Reintroducing a classic work to a whole new generation of readers, this Special Edition features a new chapter written by Jeffrey Levinton, a leading expert in marine ecology, that brings the scientific side of The Sea Around Us completely up to date. Levinton incorporates the most recent thinking on continental drift, coral reefs, the spread of the ocean floor, the deterioration of the oceans, mass extinction of sea life, and many other topics. In addition, acclaimed nature writer Ann Zwinger has contributed a brief foreword. Today, with the oceans endangered by the dumping of medical waste and ecological disasters such as the Exxon oil spill in Alaska, this illuminating volume provides a timely reminder of both the fragility and the importance of the ocean and the life that abounds within it. Anyone who loves the sea, or who is concerned about our natural environment, will want to read this classic work."@en
  • "Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on The New York Times best-seller list, where it enjoyed wide attention for thirty-one consecutive weeks. It remained on the list for more than a year and a half and ultimately sold well over a million copies, has been translated into 28 languages, inspired an Academy Award-winning documentary, and won both the 1952 National Book Award and the John Burroughs Medal. This classic work remains as fresh today as when it first appeared. Carson's writing teems with stunning, memorable images--the newly formed Earth cooling beneath an endlessly overcast sky; the centuries of nonstop rain that created the oceans; giant squids battling sperm whales hundreds of fathoms below the surface; and incredibly powerful tides moving 100 billion tons of water daily in the Bay of Fundy. Quite simply, she captures the mystery and allure of the ocean with a compelling blend of imagination and expertise. Reintroducing a classic work to a whole new generation of readers, this Special Edition features a new chapter written by Jeffrey Levinton, a leading expert in marine ecology, that brings the scientific side of The Sea Around Us completely up to date. Levinton incorporates the most recent thinking on continental drift, coral reefs, the spread of the ocean floor, the deterioration of the oceans, mass extinction of sea life, and many other topics. In addition, acclaimed nature writer Ann Zwinger has contributed a brief foreword. Today, with the oceans endangered by the dumping of medical waste and ecological disasters such as the Exxon oil spill in Alaska, this illuminating volume provides a timely reminder of both the fragility and the importance of the ocean and the life that abounds within it. Anyone who loves the sea, or who is concerned about our natural environment, will want to read this classic work."
  • "The story of the earth's ocean from its gray beginnings to today with emphasis on ocean life past and present"
  • "The story of the earth's ocean from its gray beginnings to today with emphasis on ocean life past and present."
  • "Well illustrted guide to many aspects of oceans."@en
  • "Carson's writing teems with stunning, memorable images--the newly formed Earth cooling beneath an endlessly overcast sky; the centuries of nonstop rain that created the oceans; giant squids battling sperm whales hundreds of fathoms below the surface; and incredibly powerful tides moving 100 billion tons of water daily in the Bay of Fundy. Quite simply, she captures the mystery and allure of the ocean with a compelling blend of imagination and expertise. Reintroducing a classic work to a whole new generation of readers, this Special Edition features a new chapter written by Jeffrey Levinton, a leading expert in marine ecology, that brings the scientific side of The Sea Around Us completely up to date. Levinton incorporates the most recent thinking on continental drift, coral reefs, the spread of the ocean floor, the deterioration of the oceans, mass extinction of sea life, and many other topics. In addition, acclaimed nature writer Ann Zwinger has contributed a brief foreword."
  • "Rachel Carson's National Book Award–winning classic effortlessly mingles detailed fieldwork and inspiring prose to reveal a deep understanding of the earth's most precious, mysterious resource-the ocean With more than one million copies sold, Rachel Carson's The Sea Around Us became a cultural phenomenon when first published in 1951 and cemented Carson's status as the preeminent natural history writer of her time. Her inspiring, intimate writing plumbs the depths of an enigmatic world-a place of hidden lands, islands newly risen from the earth'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 Carson'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."@en
  • "Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us was a phenomenal success. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on The New York Times bestseller list, where it remained on top for thirty-one consecutive weeks. It stayed on the list for more than a year and a half and ultimately sold well over a million copies, has been translated into 28 languages, inspired an Academy Award-winning documentary, and won both the 1952 National Book Award and the John Burroughs Medal. This commemorative edition has over 130 beautiful, full color illustrations from all over the world -- everything from breaching whales, Christmas Tree worms and phosphorescent shrimp, to fur seals, flashlight fish, and giant squid. The volume features a foreword by Carl Safina, president and founder of the Blue Ocean Institute; an introduction by explorer Robert D. Ballard, renowned for his role in finding the Titanic as well as for his discovery of life around deep-sea hydrothermal vents; and an afterword by Brian J. Skinner, an eminent geologist and former president of the Geological Society of America."
  • "Rachel Carson’s National Book Award–winning classic effortlessly mingles detailed fieldwork and inspiring prose to reveal a deep understanding of the earth’s most precious, mysterious resource—the ocean With more than one million copies sold, Rachel Carson’s The Sea Around Us became a cultural phenomenon when first published in 1951 and cemented Carson’s status as the preeminent natural history writer of her time. Her inspiring, intimate writing plumbs the depths of an enigmatic world—a place of hidden lands, islands newly risen from the earth’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 Carson’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."
  • "Today, with the oceans endangered by the dumping of medical waste and ecological disasters such as the Exxon oil spill in Alaska, this illuminating volume provides a timely reminder of both the fragility and the importance of the ocean and the life that abounds within it. Anyone who loves the sea, or who is concerned about our natural environment, will want to read this classic work."
  • "Rachel Carson?s National Book Award?winning classic effortlessly mingles detailed fieldwork and inspiring prose to reveal a deep understanding of the earth?s most precious, mysterious resource?the ocean."@en

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  • "The Sea around US"
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  • "The sea around us"
  • "Cette mer qui nous entoure : ["the Sea around us"], traduit de l'américain par Collin Delavaud"
  • "海的故事"
  • "Havet omkring os : Overs. fra amerikansk efter "The sea around us""@da
  • "Ē thalassa pou mas perizonei"
  • "Havet omkring os / Farveill. udg"@da
  • "Cette mer qui nous entoure (The sea around us)"
  • "Hafið og huldar lendur"
  • "The sea araund us"
  • "われらをめぐる海"
  • "The sea around us : a special ed. for young readers"@en
  • "The Sea Around Us"
  • "The Sea Around Us"@en
  • "Cette mer qui nous entoure : ["The Sea around us". Traduit de l'anglais.]"
  • "The Sea around us"
  • "The Sea around us"@en
  • "Havet omkring oa"@da
  • "The sea around us -flat : a special ed. for young readers ; Adapted by Anne Terry White"@en
  • "Havet"
  • "Havet"@en
  • "Havet"@sv
  • "Sea around us"
  • "Sea around us"@en
  • "Cette mer qui nous entoure"
  • "Havet omkring os"
  • "Havet omkring os"@da
  • "The Sea around us. (Drawings by William Langstaffe.)"@en
  • "The Sea Around us"@en
  • "The sea around us; a special edition for young readers"@en
  • "The sea arround us"
  • "The sea around us drawings by katherine L.howe"
  • "Cette Mer qui nous entoure"
  • "Cette mer qui nous entoure : the sea around us"
  • "Catte mer qui nous entoure"
  • "Meren ihmeet"
  • "Meren ihmeet"@fi
  • "Cette mer qui nous entoure : Adapté par A.-T. White. [Illustrations de R. Martin. Cartes de E. Lowenstein.]"
  • "Namma suttalina kaḍalu"
  • "Havet som omgir oss"
  • "Cette mer qui nous entoure : ("the Sea around us"), traduit de l'américain par Collin Delavaud"
  • "Warera o meguru umi"@ja
  • "Warera o meguru umi"
  • "Cette mer qui nous entoure : ["the Sea around us"]"
  • "The Sea around us ... Adapted by Anne Terry White"@en
  • "Cette mer qui nous entoure... : "The Sea around us"
  • "Pflanzen und Tiere der Ozeane"
  • "Sea Around Us"
  • "Entdeckung der Ozeane"
  • "The sea around around us"@en
  • "The Sea around us, etc"@en
  • "Hai de gu shi"
  • "Wunder des Meeres"
  • "The Sea around us. Drawings by Katherine L. Howe"@en
  • "Cette mer qui nous entoure : [édition pour la jeunesse]"
  • "More oko nas"
  • "[The sea around us]"
  • "Hafiþ og huldar lendur"
  • "The sea around as"
  • "Cette mer qui nous entoure : ("the Sea around us")"
  • "Cette Mer qui nous entoure (The sea around us)"
  • "The sea around us ; introduction by Ann H. Zwinger; afterword by Jeffrey S.Levinton"
  • "The sea around us ; a special edition for young readers"
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