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The Sense of Wonder
The Sense of Wonder | Rachel Carson
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An inspiring meditation by one of the best nature writers of the twentieth century, richly illustrated by lush, color photography Rachel Carson shares her prescription for developing a lifelong respect for nature in this deeply personal essay, lavishly expanded and paced by Nick Kelshs vibrant photography in this posthumously published edition. Using her personal adventures with her young nephew Roger as examples, Carson urges parents to let their childrens natural excitement thrive as together they discover the wonders that lie outdoors, from the scuttling of a crab across the cool night sand to a spongy carpet of lichen in a forest. Originally published as a magazine piece, this essay showcases Carsons core belief that a childlike excitement for beauty, for the new and unknown, and for the process of discovery is a gift to be nurtureda gift that will sustain humanity and the health of the planet on which it depends. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rachel Carson including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.
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janerzy
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I discovered this book on a random occasion, and simply enjoyed her short essays. I love the outdoors and wondering in nature, and I love the truth in her words about the natural world and its magic.

The sense of wonder, sense of delight and discovery, for the beauty and mysteries of the earth, sea and sky, for the wonder of life, will forever find us the reserves of strength and renewed excitement in living. 💚🌎🌊⛰🌲🌸💚

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silentrequiem
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I bought this and started reading it not realizing it was a long essay. That said, it was gorgeous. I just wish it were longer.

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