The Edge of the Sea

Finalist, National Book Awards 1956 for Nonfiction

cover of The Edge of the Sea by Rachel Carson
ISBN 9780395075050
Houghton Mifflin
Author photo of national book award winner Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson

She completed Silent Spring against formidable personal odds, and with it shaped a powerful social movement that has altered the course of history. More about this author >

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With all the hallmarks of Rachel Carson’s luminous prose combined with a scientifically accurate exploration of the Atlantic seashore comes a hauntingly beautiful account of what one can find at the edge of the sea.

The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place. Focusing on the plants and invertebrates surviving in the Atlantic zones between the lowest and the highest tides, between Newfoundland and the Florida Keys, The Edge of the Sea is a book to be read for pleasure as well as a practical identification guide. Its appendix and index make it a great reference tool for those interested in plant and animal life around tidepools.