The Sea Around Us

By Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson lives on as both scientist and poet. The Sea Around Us, first published in 1952, foretold the harm that mankind would wreak on its oceans. She delved into its depths, to study its riches, its powers and its vengeful potentialities.
~ Edna O’Brien

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Publish Date: 1952 Awards: 1952 National Book Award for non-fiction 1952 John Burroughs Medal

In this influential book, Rachel Carson uses accurate data collected from her years researching the formation of the oceans and how they shaped life on Earth, as well as from submarine war-fare of World War II, to tell a poetic and prophetic story. Combining scientific insight and a sense of wonder, this seminal book contributed to spread public awareness about environmental issues.