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UNDER THE SEA-WIND by Rachel Carson


by Rachel Carson

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1941
ISBN: 0143104969
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Ten years of experience in studies of ocean life are objectively translated into a sort of composite marine portrait, — a book for the Donald Culross Peattie market rather than the Beebe market. Three vivid, interpretative studies of the cycles and changing seasons of the sea and its life, from the North Carolina sea coast to the Arctic, the shore and the sea ways and the sea bottom. There are migrations and journeys; there are all types of birds and fishes and sea life; there is the constant battle for existence and the omnipresent power of the sea itself. And there is special emphasis on skimmers, sandpipers, the life span of mackerel and the eel.