The sea around us / Rachel L. Carson ; drawings by Katherine L. Howe.

; Howe, Katherine L., illustrator
New York : Oxford University Press, 1951.

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
WRLC Shared Collections Facility
GC21 .C3 Off-site
Request
Mt. Vernon campus stacks
GC21 .C3 Available Request
American
WRLC Shared Collections Facility
GC21 .C3 Off-site
Request
Catholic
Mullen Library stacks
GC21 .C32 Available Request
WRLC Shared Collections Facility
GC21 .C32 Off-site
Request
UDC
WRLC Shared Collections Facility
GC21 .C3 Off-site
Request
George Mason
Fenwick stacks
GC11 .C3 Available Request
Fenwick stacks
GC11 .C3 Available Request
Georgetown
Lauinger stacks
Lauinger stacks
GC21 .C3 Available Request
Off-Campus Shelving
GC21 .C3 Available Request
Off-Campus Shelving
GC21 .C3 Available Request
Off-Campus Shelving
GC21 .C3 Available Request
Lauinger Woodstock stacks
551.46 C239 Available Request
Lauinger Special Collections National Book Award
GC21 .C3 SPC USE ONLY
Other Authors Howe, Katherine L.,
Subjects Meereskunde.
Ocean.
Oceanografie.
Oceanography.
Zeee╠łn.
Description vii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Copyright Date 1951.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-220) and index.
Summary 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 readers, 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. Anyone who loves the sea, or who is concerned about our natural environment, will want to read this classic work.
Contents The gray beginnings -- The pattern of the surface -- The changing year -- The sunless sea -- Hidden lands -- The long snowfall -- The birth of an island -- The shape of ancient seas -- Wind and water -- Wind, sun, and the spinning of the earth -- The moving tides -- The global thermostat -- Wealth from the salt seas -- The encircling sea.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)573901
(OCoLC)ocm00573901
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964,
Publication timeline, list of works, related names and subjects and other information

Services

Export citation to: RefWorks