The Sea Around Us
- Narrated by: Kaiulani Lee
- Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-07-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Recorded Books
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This classic work remains as fresh today as when it first appeared. Carson's writing teems with stunning, memorable images - the newly formed Earth cooling beneath an endlessly overcast sky, the centuries of nonstop rain that created the oceans, giant squids battling sperm whales hundreds of fathoms below the surface, and incredibly powerful tides moving 100 billion tons of water daily in the Bay of Fundy. Quite simply, she captures the mystery and allure of the ocean with a compelling blend of imagination and expertise.
Reintroducing a classic work to a whole new generation of listeners, this special edition features a new chapter written by Jeffrey Levinton, a leading expert in marine ecology, that brings the scientific side of The Sea Around Us completely up to date. Levinton incorporates the most recent thinking on continental drift, coral reefs, the spread of the ocean floor, the deterioration of the oceans, mass extinction of sea life, and many other topics. In addition, acclaimed nature writer Ann Zwinger has contributed a brief foreword.
Today, with the oceans endangered by the dumping of medical waste and ecological disasters such as the Exxon oil spill in Alaska, this illuminating volume provides a timely reminder of both the fragility and the importance of the ocean and the life that abounds within it.
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By Judith Jones on 12-22-16
Not only Silent Spring! Carson's Masterpiece
The prose is precise, concise AND lyrical.
A perfect model of true scientific thinking... NOT drawing on today's "consensus" push (94% of scientists agree" but "given what we have learned to date ...)
Beautiful work, beautifully read, allowing time for ideas to be followed.
Read it with Google Earth open to the mapping of the oceans