The Gray Beginnings shares with us the shadowy, primeval beginnings of the Earth and its early environment, exploring the geological theories as well as the evolutionary milestones throughout the history of life. She also tells much history of human interaction with the oceans. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Anyone who loves the sea, or who is concerned about our natural environment, will want to read this classic work. A kindred spirit who also grew up in Pittsburgh and managed to escape to live her dream of being by the sea. I rarely read non-fiction in book form. It's good to remember how many changes the Earth has gone through and how long it has been existing--so far one of my favorite theories in the book is that when the Earth was still lava it was covered in a huge, thick layer of clouds.
I hope you find it an interesting, inspiring read. Overall she has gone into the details of the bottom of the shelf deep water sounding methods, topography and life below water. Read Also: rachel carson facts Important Facts about Rachel Carson 4: another book Another notable book of Carson, which talks about the sea, is Under the Sea Wind. Part Three about Man and the sea about him starts off with The Global Thermostat looks at the close relationship between climate and the pattern of ocean circulation. She traces the history of the oceans' developments while delving into nearly poetic prose that rivals the passion of John Muir and the fine stylistic writing of Stephen Jay Gould. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. I learned a lot from this book.
The Moving Tides looks at the tidal rhythms and the intertidal creatures. Carson turns the beginnings of the Earth into poetry. The Sunless Sea is about the history of deep sea exploration and Hidden Lands discusses early hydrographic surveying to chart the depths of the continental shelf. Reading this reminded me of how little I think about science anymore, partly because it can be so dry and technical, and the interesting ideas get bogged down by vocabulary. Late in the 1950s, Carson turned her attention to conservation, especially environmental problems that she believed were caused by synthetic pesticides.
Fueled by millions of eggs, the migrating red knots fly on. United States Government Printing Office. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. 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. It's a gripping tale on the trail of a most mysterious and charismatic bird.
Coast Guard days and as a charter boat captain in Alaska, and I am happiest when I'm on or at the sea. She had intended to continue for a doctorate, but in 1934 Carson was forced to leave Johns Hopkins to search for a full-time teaching position to help support her family during the Great Depression. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. By 1958, Carson had arranged a book deal, with plans to co-write with science journalist Edwin Diamond. What is the message signalled by the hordes of diatoms, flashing their microscopic lights in the night sea? However, it's a great opportunity to pick out tidbits and do some research on how things have changed since she wrote the book! All through the long history of Earth it has been an area of unrest where waves have broken heavily against the land, where the tides have pressed forward over the continents, receded, and then returned.
However, when The New Yorker commissioned a long and well-paid article on the topic from Carson, she began considering writing more than simply the introduction and conclusion as planned; soon it was a solo project. Rachel Carson's book renewed that faith for me. 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. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson. 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. We are racing ahead at an almost incomprehensible speed but still the earth, its continents and oceans are almost eternal.
She also took advantage of her personal connections with many government scientists, who supplied her with confidential information. This definitive, sweeping biography shows the origins of Carson's fierce dedication to natural science -- and tells the dramatic story of how Carson, already a famous nature writer, became a brilliant if reluctant reformer. Though her position provided increasing opportunities for field work and freedom in choosing her writing projects, it also entailed increasingly tedious administrative responsibilities. If you have never read any of her ocean books, start with this one. The seas sustain human life and imperil it. Despite all the marvelous advances in research that have happened since the publication of Carson's original work it still holds up. Poet, biologist, and cancer survivor, Steingraber uses all three kinds of experience to investigate the links between cancer and environmental toxins.
It is here where the story begins, and the mystery of the bird's survival becomes the key to saving mankind. The result was Silent Spring 1962 , which brought environmental concerns to an unprecedented share of the American people. I miss it so much and hearing her write about the oceans like they are her lover was wonderful. I enjoyed this book very much and I believe it should be required reading. In its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life and receives in the end, after, it may be, many transmutations, the dead husks of that same life. Fifty years later, Conor Mark Jameson reflects on the growth of environmentalism since Silent Spring was published.
Otherwise there was no reminder of human life. The aim of science is to discover and illuminate truth. Described as one of the most successful books written about the natural world, this is a poetic narrative about the life history of the oceans. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Listed: Dispatches from America's Endangered Species Act.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary also operates a mooring buoy maintenance vessel named the Rachel Carson. 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. Her health was steadily declining as her cancer outpaced the radiation therapy, with only brief periods of remission. She told almost no one. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. Celebrating the centennial of Hines's birth, this richly illustrated volume will appeal to wildlife enthusiasts and Duck Stamp collectors alike, as well as those interested in the history of conservation in the United States.