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The Edge of the Sea Paperback – October 15, 1998
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This book certainly draws you into a reverential frame of mind, and at times mesmerizes. It's interesting to extrapolate and compare some of the tendencies of these simpler life forms onto the human race. One large and noticeable difference is in the value that the human species generally has put on any individual human life with its construction of morality. For the simpler species, the production of extreme numbers presume that many will not survive and will be sacrificed. Its also interesting to note that this devaluation of the individual life resurfaces for the human species in its perpetuation of war and tribal clashes.
Finally, I guarantee that when you go to the shore for the first time after reading this book, you will not look at it the same way that you once did.
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I absolutely loved this book. She writes beautifully - an real classic to read again and againPublished 3 days ago by Hazel Ann Britton
You have to read the whole trilogy. This is the second one. She writes well and her passion for the sea comes through in every pagePublished 8 months ago by Cassio Baptista
Probably my favorite Carson book. Artfully written, insightful to the point of being prescient.Published 12 months ago by Jack E. Davis
A big Rachel fan, here. Always a pleasure seeing the natural world through the eyes of an expert. Well written. Fun to read.Published 17 months ago by Jan Hunter
Rachel Carson's prose really takes you to a whole new place. Unlike her technical Silent Spring, this book gives you a sense of being with Rachel by the sea. Well worth the readPublished 19 months ago by Frank Acierno
wonderful book! :D I suggest it to be bought! it's a fundamental book t have at home! ann enthusiast seeing on the world!Published 20 months ago by gianni_mto
I bought this book for my husband for father's day because he likes everything about the sea. It is also written by Rachel Carson, who has written so many meaningful books, I feel... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Lillian Rosenzweig
Chose the book as we were visiting the Florida Keys.
Well written. Carson had traveled a lot and studied nature extensively!