The Edge of the Sea Author:Rachel Carson Rachel Carson takes you on a scientific tour of a world as old as time, a world where life began and the forces of evolution are still at work. At the sea's edge, that mysterious region where sea and shore meet, she shows you the watery kingdom of curious creatures who shape their lives to the rhythm of the changing tides. — The Edge of the Sea i... more »s packed with precise knowledge and derives its special authority from its constant awareness that beyond knowledge still lies mystery.
In this remarkable book, Carson explores rocky shores, sandy beaches, and coral reefs, leading us into unknown worlds to catch the evanescent beauty of a tide pool and tell the story of a grain of sand. With poetry and science she transforms the seemingly simple animal and plant life in the sea into complex and stunningly beautiful creatures deserving of our compassion, understanding, and finally, protection.
This classic in natural history literature was originally published in 1955. and first and first published as a Signet Science Library Book in 1959.
It includes more than 160 illustrations by Bob Hines of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Although complete, the illustrations in this edition are not as crisp and sharp as in the 1955 hardback.« less