Books: Marine Demimonde

THE EDGE OF THE SEA (276 pp.)—Rachel Carson—Houghton Mifflin ($3.95).

Author and Marine Biologist Rachel Carson has moved in from the vasty deeps of The Sea Around Us and made a beachhead on the ground roughly bounded by the rise and fall of the tides—the evolutionary home of man.

Roaming the Eastern U.S. coast from Maine to Key West, Author Carson covers the marginal world of the seashore with more than a specialist's curiosity. She evokes that sense of private peace and mystical wonder that Anne Lindbergh brought to her Gift from the Sea. She explores and celebrates a world of ferment and...

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