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The Edge of the Sea
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1955. Carson's third book, a National Book Award finalist in 1956. Her previous book, The Sea Around Us, had won the 1952 National Book Award, and her next book after this one, Silent Spring in 1962, was perhaps the most influential single book of the 20th century in promoting environmental awareness and instigating a movement to protect the natural world, and not simply exploit it. Corner crease to front flyleaf, and mild darkening at the front joint; near fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing and edge wear and a thin tear at the front gutter. [#034442] SOLD

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