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The sea around us / Rachel Carson ; introduction by Sylvia Earle.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library 551.46 CAR 000152733 Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780190906764
  • ISBN: 0190906766
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 227 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"[Copyright] Renewed 1979 by Roger Christie"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction by Sylvia Earle -- Preface to the 1961 Edition -- Acknowledgements -- 1. MOTHER SEA -- The gray beginnings -- The pattern of the surface -- The changing year -- The sunless sea -- Hidden lands -- The long snowfall -- The birth of an island -- The shape of ancient seas -- 2. THE RESTLESS SEA -- Wind and water -- Wind, sun, and the spinning of the earth -- The moving tides -- 3. MAN AND THE SEA ABOUT HIM -- The global thermostat -- Wealth from the salt seas -- The encircling seas.
Summary, etc.:
Originally published in 1951, The Sea Around Us remains one of the most enduringly influential and beloved books ever written about the natural world. It has inspired generations of readers - future scientists among them - with its combination of insight and poetry. One of them was Sylvia Earle, a pioneer of deep-sea exploration and research, who introduces this new edition. For Earle and countless other readers, Carson's power lies in giving her readers the sense that "she was the living ocean, flowing in a continuously changing dance through time with islands and continents, the sea floor below, the skies above."--COVER.
Subject: Oceanography.
NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Oceans & Seas.
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Oceanography.
SCIENCE / Natural History.
Genre: Nonfiction.