Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1955.. 1955.. Very good. - Octavo, green cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly rubbed with tiny white marks to the bottom edges of the covers. The rear panel & flap of the dust jacket are foxed & the panel is lightly soiled. The tail of the jacket spine is chipped with a small, light stain. viii, [iv] & 276 pages. Full-page & textual illustrations in black & white after drawings by Bob Hines. There is an owner's bookplate mounted on the front pastedown. Very good in a good dust wrapper.
Carson explores the diffferent elements of seashores--the Rocky Shore, the Rim of Sand and the Coral Coast--through a study of the American Atlantic Coast. Carson was a marine biologist on the staff of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for fifteen years, resigning in 1952 to devote herself to her writing. Dust jacket present. First Edition.