The Sea Around Us

Recommended by Jan Zalasiewicz, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #5 in Marine Biology, Ranked #23 in Oceansee more rankings.

Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on The New York Times best-seller list, where it enjoyed wide attention for thirty-one consecutive weeks. It remained on the list for more than a year and a half and ultimately sold well over a million copies, has been translated into 28 languages, inspired an Academy Award-winning documentary, and won both the 1952 National Book Award... more

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Jan Zalasiewicz It’s beautifully written: it’s poetic, evocative, and creates an air of mystery. (Source)

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