The Forest and the Sea Author:Marston Bates A compelling, informative, far-ranging book. The oceans, lakes and rivers, deserts and forests--all these come under the author's expert scrutiny. He has much to tell us about ourselves and our relationship with our animal neighbors that we may not suspect. — In beguiling fashion the author brings within the reader's purview the economy of natu... more »re in its manifold diversity to the ultimate consideration, the future of man on the earth as a part of that economy. "The Forest and the Sea" is a beautiful book, at once pellucid and profound. In part its quality depends on a sensitive feeling for words and their magic, on an understanding of the "dilemma of technical vocabulary" in scientific writing and the need for its resolution.
Bates writes an admirably lucid style, and his wide-ranging interests, his gift for speculation, and his love of his subject make the book a delight to read.
It is a significant, careful treatment that deserves to be widely read by all who are concerned with nature and with where man's bread is to come from.« less