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    C.M. Hebert,Rachel L. Carson
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Rachel L. Carson (1907-1964) earned a graduate degree in zoology from Johns Hopkins in 1932, in an era when few women went to college.

Rachel L. Her gift for writing about technical science in clear, poetic prose eventually led to a full time writing career, culminating with her controversial Silent Spring, one of the most influential books of the century.

Book 1 Edge of the Sea. 1 Flood Tide. 4 Summer’s End. 5 Winds Blowing Seaward. Book 2 The Gull’s Way. 6 Migrants of the Spring Sea. 7 Birth of a Mackerel. 8 Hunters of the Plankton. 11 Indian Summer of the Sea. 12 Seine Haul. Book 3 River and Sea.

Under the Sea Wind: A Naturalist's Picture of Ocean Life (1941) is the first book written by the American marine biologist Rachel Carson.

Rachel Carson (1907–1964) was one of the most influential American nature writers of the twentieth century. In 1941 she published her first book, Under the Sea-Wind, which tells the story of the sea creatures and birds that dwell in and along North America’s eastern coast

Rachel Carson (1907–1964) was one of the most influential American nature writers of the twentieth century. She wrote four critically acclaimed books, as well as articles and pamphlets on conservation and natural resources. In 1941 she published her first book, Under the Sea-Wind, which tells the story of the sea creatures and birds that dwell in and along North America’s eastern coast. In 1951 she published The Sea Around Us-about the ecosystems within and surrounding the world’s oceans-which captured the imaginations of readers around the world.

Under the Sea Wind book. I listened to the audiobook narrated by . It is slowly read, and it should be!

Under the Sea Wind book. Rachel Carson-pioneering environmentalist and author of Silent. It is slowly read, and it should be!

Award-winning author Rachel Carson (1907–1964) was one of the greatest American natural history writers of the twentieth century.

Award-winning author Rachel Carson (1907–1964) was one of the greatest American natural history writers of the twentieth century. Библиографические данные.

Narrated by C. M. Hébert. Books related to Under the Sea Wind. The Sea Around Us. Rachel Carson.

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Written by Rachel L. Carson, Audiobook narrated by C. Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. This classic work remains as fresh today as when it first appeared.

Under the Sea Wind - Rachel Carson. Fresh ebook deals, delivered daily. Book 1 Edge of the Sea.

[This is the MP3CD audiobook format.] Under the Sea Wind is a classic wilderness adventure to which all nature writing is compared. The special mystery and beauty of the sea is the setting for Rachel Carson's memorable portrait of the sea birds and sea creatures that inhabit the eastern coasts of North America. In a sequence of riveting adventures along the shore, within the open sea, and down in the twilight depths, Rachel Carson introduces us to the winds and currents of the ocean as revealed in the lives of Scomber the mackerel and Anguilla the eel. Life for them is a continuous miracle, a series of life-and-death victories played out among strange and often terrifying life forms far below the surface of the sea. The hero of Under the Sea Wind is soon seen to be life itself, that quicksilver prize granted, for a brief time only, to the clever and the fortunate.

Reading Rachel Carson's first book, "Under the Sea Wind" (1941), is like reading poetry. Not so much a science book, even though the science therein is accurate, but more of an intimate look into the lives of the fish, birds and mammals that live in and around the sea. The text follows a continual narrative, spotlighting various animals as they go about their lives in a challenging environment. Carson's narrative shows that each animal is part a a larger picture, one that shows the endless interplay between species and how life and the environment form a complex Biosphere that has existed for eons. Her beautiful passages describing the weather give the reader a feeling of really being there in the wind, rain and snow. Watch an aerial duel between an Osprey and a Bald Eagle as they fight for possession of a just caught fish. Follow a school of Mullet as they navigate the sea currents to their breeding grounds. But it's not only fish and birds that struggle for life, man, too, plays a part in the modern sea. Whole communities of fishermen and their families depend on the ocean for food and material gain. You'll be with them as they cast their nets over the water to catch mullets by the thousands. For me Carson's writing style was reminiscent of the nature stories written by Canadian poet Charles G D Roberts (*). While Roberts's stories were inspired by his life growing up in a hunting and farming community in the back-woods of Canada, Carson's "Under the Sea Wind" is based on her lifetime of observation and knowledge of the natural world. To help the reader follow the various animal characters through their lives the author gave each one a "name", that name might be part of the animals "scientific name" or taken from Native American (Inuit) lore. With moving prose Carson follows an Atlantic mackerel from egg to adult, tracing its movement down the coast from the spawning grounds, just south of Rhode Island, where it hatched. In this way she paints a picture of life in the sea; the ceaseless dance of predator and prey, the changing flow of currents, the never ending march of the seasons. Carson's knowledge, of the sea and its many creatures, the sky and the countless birds that follow the rugged coastline from winter to summer, is nothing less than astounding. "Under the Sea Wind" is book 1 of Rachel Carson's "Sea Trilogy" (**) and all three books are considered to be one of the most "Definitive works of American nature writing" to come along in decades. This edition closes with a short biography of Carson complete with archival photos from her life. The reader should keep in mind that this book was written in the early part of the 20th Century and while the science was up to date in 1941 moderne research and observations may have altered some of Carson's conclusions on animal behavior but on the whole the science remains valid to this day. For me this timeless story was one that I have carried with me for most of my life and it only gets better with each rereading. I had no technical or formatting problems with this Kindle edition but I did notice an unfortunate "publisher omission". The lovely illustrations by nature artists Howard Frech who's sketches and line-drawings graced the first edition and some later editions, are all missing. Too bad that Open Road Media did not take that extra step to give the reader a truly memorable reading experience. That being said, I still highly recommend this book to nature lovers everywhere.

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(*) see my review of Robert's "Hoof and Claw".
(**) Book 2: The Sea Around Us (1951) and Book 3: Edge of the Sea (1955).
What a wonderful book! Rachel Carson delights us with a tale of the creatures that live at the edge of the sea. The interaction of all the birds, animals and sea life is fascinating. There is so much going on every minute of every day - so much more than a casual observer of the seaside would ever notice. Ms. Carson makes us aware of the dependence all creatures have upon one another and how human interference can have a negative impact on nature. Her writing is beautiful, poetic, and moves us to care about the environment.
This is a very unusual nature book. Most nature books are based on first-hand experience and observations (e.g. see Henry David Thoreau, Edward Abbey, Robert Finch's books). While Rachel Carson certainly studied and observed the animals she describes in this book, she did not dive under the sea, thus a lot of the narrative is based on imagination (educated imagination, no doubt). The personification of the animals -- to give them human names and describe their feelings -- is also very unique in nature books. Nonetheless, these do not detract from the scientific accuracies of Carson's descriptions. As an literary book, these in fact make the book very much more readable. Reading it is like watching a Discovery channel documentary.

I deduct one star not because of the book itself, but because of this Penguin edition. I believe there is another edition of the book with illustrations by Bob Hines, I think those illustrations are fantastic. This book contains the illustrations by Howard Frech, the same as the first edition. These illustrations are fine, but there are very few of them (I am not sure if the Penguin edition even includes all of the original Frech works). The edition with Bob Hines' illustrations are infinitely more fun to read, why did Penguin not use those? Actually, why not use both??
I give all of Rachel Carson's books high praise. She was a woman way ahead of her time.
Her writing is beautiful and challenges us to keep our world alive and well.
After reading her books I can see creation with new eyes.
Very good reading.
Thank you,
I had never heard of marine zoologist Rachel Carson. I bought her book 'On The Edge Of The Sea' in a 2nd hand bookshop in a bunch of other random Natural History because I liked the cover. After OTEOTS I read 'The Sea Around Us', and most recently 'Under the Sea Wind', the subject of this review.
As with both her other books, Ms Carson's intelligence and heart leave glittering wakes through this overview of mid-twentieth century research on the sea, particularly its animal life. This is such a juicy book. Each creature she gives us, from whale to worm, is treated with a personal glee that endears them to us. She makes small stories of each of their singular lives. I now care personally about annelid worms. Who knew?
Drawing back from the individual she then illuminates the ways in which each life is dependent on the whole, and the whole on each life. She writes like an angel about the world of the mundane; simply, in gorgeously structured, shiny prose and all the while informed by her own massive research. Her love for her subjects leads the way, and refreshes itself at every turn. Her sense of detail is immersive, and her sensibility of the marvel of forms is catching.
There is something other than her brilliance that struck me about the above three books. Because Rachel Carson was writing in the years just before the spread of environmentalism, they are touchingly non-political in tone; no warnings, no fretting. They were followed by her last book, the enormously influential 'Silent Spring', a warning text that documents the ways in which the sea was suffering from human activity. Her love for the sea and its shores, so beautifully written in her first three books, is transformed into political awareness and activism. It's a good and lovely thing to witness. This author died in 1964 so we only have four books to fall in love with. Shame.