Rachel Carson: The Beauties and Mysteries of the Earth

Vox Populi

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.

It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.


In nature nothing exists alone.

Man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.

In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement…

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