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Under the Sea Wind is a classic wilderness adventure to which all nature writing is compared. The hero of Under the Sea Wind is soon seen to be life itself, that quicksilver prize granted, for a brief time only, to the clever and the fortunate.
"Carson's peaceful prose is masterfully read in Hébert's velvet voice." ( Booklist)
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Carson uses stories about birds, plants, fish, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and even humans, to describe the complex world of life in and around the sea and waters leading to the sea. She gives identities, even names, to some creatures, but she never anthropomorphizes them. Rather, she uses their identities and stories to draw us into their world so we can understand their experiences.
We see the fragility of each creature's existence, but Carson's real story is the circle of life. So each creature's death provides sustenance for at least one other, and life itself continues.
Carson treats humans the same as other creatures, except that she never gives them names. They are part of the sea world, dependent on it and subject to its vagaries, just like its other parts.
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- Maggie Hess
Rachael Carson spoke with a sense of wonder
We get to know the animals of the sea, the wind itself, and the planktons all as characters of great importance. If only human kind took this perspective quicker, quick enough to save these seas.
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