The Edge of the Sea by Rachel Carson is a 238-page paperback, A Signet Science Library Book published by The New American Library, seventh printing, 1955, illustrated by Bob Hines. Outside, there is a faint crease along the bottom front cover and a couple areas of light staining along the spine. Inside, the pages are clean and unmarked but there is tanning along the page borders. The binding is tight but may be dry due to age. There are a couple dogeared pages in the back and a tiny chip out of the last page.
Rachel Carson--author of the highly controversial bestseller Silent Spring--takes you on a scientific tour of a world as old as time, a world where life began and the forces of evolution are still at work. At the sea's edge, that mysterious region where sea and shore meet, she shows you the watery kingdom of curious creatures who shape their lives to the rhythm of the changing tides.
The Edge of the Sea is a volume in the Signet Science Library--books by leading scientists and educators that represent nontechnical explanations of the latest knowledge, developments, and discoveries in the field of science.