The sea around us

Author: Rachel Carson,Anne Terry White

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 165

View: 6890

Well illustrted guide to many aspects of oceans.

The Sea Around Us

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453214763

Category: Nature

Page: 250

View: 9744

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.

Under the Sea Wind

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453214739

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 4051

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.

The Edge of the Sea

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Marine Biology

Page: 276

View: 758

"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.

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: 8026

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.

Silent Spring

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618249060

Category: Nature

Page: 378

View: 1350

Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.

Lost Woods

The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807095443

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3967

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.

Rachel Carson

Witness for Nature

Author: Linda Lear

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 054770755X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 688

View: 960

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

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: 5889

Examines how the biologist and reformer helped to raise awareness of the natural world, the importance of conservation, and the dangers of synthetic pesticides.

World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation

Volume II: The Indian Ocean to the Pacific

Author: Charles Sheppard

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128052031

Category: Science

Page: 932

View: 3361

World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation, Second Edition, Volume Two: The Indian Ocean to the Pacific provides a comprehensive review of the environmental condition of the seas from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific. Each chapter is written by experts in the field who provide historical overviews in environmental terms, current environmental status, major problems arising from human use, informed comments on major trends, problems and successes, and recommendations for the future. The book is an invaluable worldwide reference source for students and researchers who are concerned with marine environmental science, fisheries, oceanography and engineering and coastal zone development. Covers regional issues that help countries find solutions to environmental decline that may have already developed elsewhere Provides scientific reviews of regional issues, thus empowering managers and policymakers to make progress in under-resourced countries and regions Includes comprehensive maps and updated statistics in each region covered

Atlantic History

Concept and Contours

Author: Bernard Bailyn

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674020405

Category: History

Page: 149

View: 1418

Explores the origins of Atlantic history, its rapid development, and its impact on historical study in a collection of essays that brings together elements of European, American, and African history and outlines key themes that have emerged in its study.

The Sense of Wonder

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453214798

Category: Nature

Page: 111

View: 1949

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.

The Warrior

Author: Sharon Sala

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460308476

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2627

John Nightwalker is a strong, rugged Native American soldier who has seen many battles. While hunting down an old enemy, he crosses paths with Alicia Ponte. On the run from her father--a powerful arms manufacturer--Alicia seeks to expose her father's traitorous crimes of selling weapons to our enemies in Iraq. But Richard Ponte will do anything to stay below the radar...even if it means killing his own daughter. Drawn to the mystery that surrounds Alicia, John feels compelled to protect her. Together they travel through the beautiful yet brutal Arizona desert to uncover deadly truths and bring her father to justice. But their journey is about to take an unexpected that goes deep into the past.

The Sea Inside

Author: Philip Hoare

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612193595

Category: Nature

Page: 374

View: 8717

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.

The Saltwater Wilderness

Author: Glenn S. Vanstrum

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195159370

Category: Science

Page: 338

View: 643

This book plunges the reader into the heart of the sea. Vanstrum, a photojournalist and M.D., has spent more than 25 years learning--often the hard way--about the world's oceans. Through this true account of misadventures in diving, surfing, and studying marine natural history and ecology, the book explores the human relationship to the living sea.--From publisher description.

The Ocean of Life

The Fate of Man and the Sea

Author: Callum Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101583568

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 8532

A Silent Spring for oceans, written by "the Rachel Carson of the fish world" (The New York Times) Who can forget the sense of wonder with which they discovered the creatures of the deep? In this vibrant hymn to the sea, Callum Roberts—one of the world’s foremost conservation biologists—leads readers on a fascinating tour of mankind’s relationship to the sea, from the earliest traces of water on earth to the oceans as we know them today. In the process, Roberts looks at how the taming of the oceans has shaped human civilization and affected marine life. We have always been fish eaters, from the dawn of civilization, but in the last twenty years we have transformed the oceans beyond recognition. Putting our exploitation of the seas into historical context, Roberts offers a devastating account of the impact of modern fishing techniques, pollution, and climate change, and reveals what it would take to steer the right course while there is still time. Like Four Fish and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Ocean of Life takes a long view to tell a story in which each one of us has a role to play.

The Piltdown Forgery

Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, with a New Introduction and Afterword by Chris Stringer

Author: J. S. Weiner,Chris Stringer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198607809

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

View: 3793

Piltdown was an archaeological site in Sussex where in 1908 and 1912, human, ape and other mammal fossils were found together. Widely accepted as a creature who had a human cranium and an ape's jaw, the Piltdown 'Man' was however exposed as a fraud in 1953. Weiner is one of the scientists who discovered the fraud, this is his account of how he came to uncover it, and he also discusses the probable authorship of one of the greatest hoaxes of our time.