Now that Silent Spring by Rachel Carson needs to be read again by our politicians before they gut the EPA, we can also be inspired to save our oceans, our wildlife and our earth by reading her three other books as well.
Thanks to Claire at Word by Word for this review…
Under the Sea-Wind (1941) was Rachel Carson’s literary debut and the first title in her Sea Trilogy, three books she wrote about the sea, the second The Sea Around Us (1951) and finally The Edge of the Sea (1955).
I discovered Under the Sea-Wind one day because I felt sure someone must have written a book about the sea, as I had imagined.
I like to read page-turning, lyrical nature writing, the kind of prose written by poets, though not poetry; authors like Kathleen Jamie who wrote Findings (my review here) and Sightlines, Barry Lopez and his Arctic Dreams (review here), Annie Dillard’sPilgrim at Tinker Creek. They are all books that fascinate, entertain and enthrall on the subject of nature, in a way that traditional, factual texts about those subjects rarely inspire.
So I asked myself, well who has written in this form, about the sea? Because the sea is…
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