THE SEA AROUND US. Rachel L. Carson.

THE SEA AROUND US.

New York: Oxford University Press, 1951.

First Edition. Hardcover. Carson, Rachel. THE SEA AROUND US. New York: Oxford University Press, 1951. First Edition with peculiar bibliographical make-up. Later semi-gloss covered printed boards & dustwrapper but with only one review on the front flap & no mention of any later printings. An early issue. A near fine copy in dustwrapper showing modest use. This was Carson's second book & it was a blockbuster launching her into the public eye, winning both the 1952 National Book Award in nonfiction & a Burroughs Medal in nature writing. Nine chapter of fourteen were serialized in The New Yorker, beginning on June 2, 1951, & the book was published on July 2 by Oxford. The serialization created a very large popular response, & the book was the subject of the feature review in The New York Times Book Review the day before publication. One chapter: The Birth of an Island" was published in The Yale Review. It won the George Westinghouse Science Writing prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science & inspired an Academy Award winning documentary. The book has been translated into over thirty languages.

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