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Under the Sea-Wind

Popular Science

By: Rachel Carson

Penguin Books

Paperback | Jul 2010 | #171152 | ISBN-13: 9780143104964
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Originally published in 1941, "Under the Sea-Wind" presents a naturalist's picture of ocean life. This book is her breathtaking canvas of the fierce, competitive struggle for life takes place along the shore, in the open sea, and along the sea bottom.

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. (Al Gore)


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Biography

Rachel L. Carson (1907--64) wanted to be a writer for as long as she could remember. Her first book, Under the Sea Wind, appeared in 1941. Silent Spring, which alerted the world to the dangers of the misuse of pesticides, was published in 1962. Carson's articles on natural history appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, Reader's Digest and Holiday. An ardent ecologist and preservationist, Carson warned against the dumping of atomic waste at sea and predicted global warming. Rachel Carson died of cancer at the age of 56.

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