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The Sea Around Us

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The Sea Around Us, Rachel Carson. Mentor, 1954. First printing. 

Vintage paperback. Some light wear to cover; corner creasing and some scratches. Spine has some creasing. Spine is detached from first page only. Previous owner's name on first page. No other markings. Good condition.

Rachel Carson was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose 1962 book Silent Spring propelled the global environmental movement. Her work sparked widespread environmental concern among the general public, as it outlined the severe environmental dangers of chemical pesticides. When first published, it was seen as the work of a hysterical woman, but eventually led to a ban on DDT and catalyzed the development of the US Environmental Protection Agency.

She wrote The Sea Around Us a decade earlier, which won numerous book awards. Often cited as a poetic biography of the sea.