• Nature

The Sea Around Us


Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453214763
Category: Nature
Page: 250
View: 2252
National Book Award Winner and New York Times Bestseller: Explore earth’s most precious, mysterious resource—the ocean—with the author of Silent Spring. With more than one million copies sold, Rachel Carson’s The Sea Around Us became a cultural phenomenon when first published in 1951 and cemented Carson’s status as the preeminent natural history writer of her time. Her inspiring, intimate writing plumbs the depths of an enigmatic world—a place of hidden lands, islands newly risen from the earth’s crust, fish that pour through the water, and the unyielding, epic battle for survival. Firmly based in the scientific discoveries of the time, The Sea Around Us masterfully presents Carson’s commitment to a healthy planet and a fully realized sense of wonder. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rachel Carson including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

    • Science

The Sea Around Us


Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195147014
Category: Science
Page: 274
View: 306
A commemorative edition of the classic study of the earth's ocean, from its earliest origins to the present day, explores the mysteries of undersea life past and present.

    • Science

The Sea Around Us


Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195061864
Category: Science
Page: 250
View: 4013
The story of the earth's ocean from its gray beginnings to today with emphasis on ocean life past and present

    • Nature

Under the Sea Wind


Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453214739
Category: Nature
Page: 304
View: 745
New York Times Bestseller: Silent Spring author Rachel Carson’s early masterwork brings to life the elegiac, subtle beauty of birds and the sea, blending her natural storytelling ability with clear-eyed science. In her first book, preeminent nature writer Rachel Carson tells the story of the sea creatures and birds that dwell in and around the waters along North America’s eastern coast—and the delicately balanced ecosystem that sustains them. Following the life cycles of a pair of sanderlings, a mackerel, and an eel, Carson gracefully weaves scientific observation with imaginative prose to educate and inspire, creating one of the finest wildlife narratives in American literature. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rachel Carson including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

    • Marine Biology

The Edge of the Sea


Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Marine Biology
Page: 276
View: 1274
"The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place." A book to be read for pleasure as well as a practical identification guide, The Edge of the Sea introduces a world of teeming life where the sea meets the land. A new generation of readers is discovering why Rachel Carson's books have become cornerstones of the environmental and conservation movements. New introduction by Sue Hubbell. (A Mariner Reissue) Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

    • Marine biology

The Sea


Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Marine biology
Page: 611
View: 7606

    • Science

Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries

A Critical Appraisal of Catches and Ecosystem Impacts
Author: Daniel Pauly
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610916263
Category: Science
Page: 520
View: 6917
TheGlobal Atlas of Marine Fisheries is the first and only book to provide accurate, country-by-country fishery catch data. This groundbreaking information has been gathered from independent sources by the world's foremost fisheries experts. Edited by Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller of the Sea Around Us Project, the Atlas includes one-page reports on 273 countries and their territories, plus fourteen topical global chapters. Each national report describes the current state of the country's fishery; the policies, politics, and social factors affecting it; and potential solutions. The global chapters address cross-cutting issues, from the economics of fisheries to the impacts of mariculture. Extensive maps and graphics offer attractive and accessible visual representations.

    • Nature

Silent Spring


Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618249060
Category: Nature
Page: 378
View: 2762
Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.

    • History

Soundings in Atlantic History


Author: Bernard Bailyn
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674032764
Category: History
Page: 622
View: 8408
Drawn together in a comprehensive Introduction by Bernard Bailyn, these innovative essays include analyses of the climate and ecology that underlay the slave trade, pan-Atlantic networks of religion and commerce, as well as the inter-ethnic collaboration in the development of tropical medicine, science as a product of imperial relations, and the awareness of the Atlantic world in the mind of David Hume.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Lost Woods

The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson
Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807095443
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 7890
When Rachel Carson died of cancer in 1964, her four books, including the environmental classic Silent Spring, had made her one of the most famous people in America. This trove of previously uncollected writings is a priceless addition to our knowledge of Rachel Carson, her affinity with the natural world, and her life.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Rachel Carson

Witness for Nature
Author: Linda Lear
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 054770755X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 688
View: 7834
The authoritative biography of the marine biologist and nature writer whose book Silent Spring inspired the global environmentalist movement. In a career that spanned from civil service to unlikely literary celebrity, Rachel Carson became one of the world’s seminal leaders in conservation. The 1962 publication of her book Silent Spring was a watershed event that led to the banning of DDT and launched the modern environmental movement. Growing up in poverty on a tiny Allegheny River farm, Carson attended the Pennsylvania College for Women on a scholarship. There, she studied science and writing before taking a job with the newly emerging Fish and Wildlife Service. In this definitive biography, Linda Lear traces the evolution of Carson’s private, professional, and public lives, from the origins of her dedication to natural science to her invaluable service as a brilliant, if reluctant, reformer. Drawing on unprecedented access to sources and interviews, Lear masterfully explores the roots of Carson’s powerful connection to the natural world, crafting a “fine portrait of the environmentalist as a human being” (Smithsonian). “Impressively researched and eminently readable . . . Compelling, not just for Carson devotees but for anyone concerned about the environment.” —People “[A] combination of meticulous scholarship and thoughtful, often poignant, writing.” —Science “A sweeping, analytic, first-class biography of Rachel Carson.” —Kirkus Reviews

    • Biography & Autobiography

On a Farther Shore

The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson
Author: William Souder
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307462218
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 496
View: 1270
Examines how the biologist and reformer helped to raise awareness of the natural world, the importance of conservation, and the dangers of synthetic pesticides.

    • Nature

The Sea Inside


Author: Philip Hoare
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612193595
Category: Nature
Page: 374
View: 7884
Navigating between human and natural history and between science and myth, chronicles the author's journey through the oceans to rediscover the sea and its islands, birds, and beasts, and to seek encounters with animals and people.

    • Nature

The Sense of Wonder


Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453214798
Category: Nature
Page: 111
View: 1377
An inspiring meditation on the outdoors, with color photographs, by the legendary nature writer and New York Times–bestselling author of Silent Spring. Rachel Carson shares her prescription for developing a lifelong respect for nature in this deeply personal essay, lavishly expanded and paced by Nick Kelsh’s vibrant photography in this posthumously published edition. Using her personal adventures with her young nephew Roger as examples, Carson urges parents to let their children’s natural excitement thrive as together they discover the wonders that lie outdoors, from the scuttling of a crab across the cool night sand to a spongy carpet of lichen in a forest. Originally published as a magazine piece, this essay showcases Carson’s core belief that a childlike excitement for beauty, for the new and unknown, and for the process of discovery is a gift to be nurtured—a gift that will sustain humanity and the health of the planet on which it depends. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rachel Carson including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

    • Performing Arts

A New History of Documentary Film

Second Edition
Author: Betsy A. McLane
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441124578
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 428
View: 7189
A comprehensive survey of English language documentary film and video from beginnings to the present.

    • History

The English Atlantic in an Age of Revolution, 1640-1661


Author: Carla Gardina Pestana
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674042077
Category: History
Page: 356
View: 5053
Between 1640 and 1660, England, Scotland, and Ireland faced civil war, invasion, religious radicalism, parliamentary rule, and the restoration of the monarchy. Carla Gardina Pestana offers a sweeping history that systematically connects these cataclysmic events and the development of the infant plantations from Newfoundland to Surinam. By 1660, the English Atlantic emerged as religiously polarized, economically interconnected, socially exploitative, and ideologically anxious about its liberties. War increased both the proportion of unfree laborers and ethnic diversity in the settlements. Neglected by London, the colonies quickly developed trade networks, especially from seafaring New England, and entered the slave trade. Barbadian planters in particular moved decisively toward slavery as their premier labor system, leading the way toward its adoption elsewhere. When by the 1650s the governing authorities tried to impose their vision of an integrated empire, the colonists claimed the rights of freeborn English men, making a bid for liberties that had enormous implications for the rise in both involuntary servitude and slavery. Changes at home politicized religion in the Atlantic world and introduced witchcraft prosecutions. Pestana presents a compelling case for rethinking our assumptions about empire and colonialism and offers an invaluable look at the creation of the English Atlantic world.

    • Reference

The World Factbook


Author: Central Intelligence Agency
Publisher: Masterlab
ISBN: 8379912136
Category: Reference
Page: 3100
View: 4662
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

    • Fiction

The Mirror of the Sea


Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Joseph Conrad
ISBN: 8893157012
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 4882
...The taking of Departure, if not the last sight of the land, is, perhaps, the last professional recognition of the land on the part of a sailor. It is the technical, as distinguished from the sentimental, “good-bye.” Henceforth he has done with the coast astern of his ship. It is a matter personal to the man. It is not the ship that takes her departure; the seaman takes his Departure...