“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves
of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”
—Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder

This May, join Earth Day Network and Open Road Media in celebrating Rachel Carson's life and legacy.

Purchase one of three classic works by Carson in ebook—The Sea Around Us, Under the Sea Wind, and The Sense of Wonder—and we will donate $1 on your behalf to the Earth Day Network, an organization dedicated to furthering Carson's mission.

More details below. Purchases must be made between May 20 and 27 to be eligible for donation.

Buy the ebook from one of these retailers and we'll donate $1 to Earth Day Network

Perfect for: Understanding how important the sea is to global health

With more than one million copies sold, Rachel Carson’s The Sea Around Us became a cultural phenomenon when first published in 1951 and cemented Carson’s status as the preeminent natural history writer of her time. Her inspiring, intimate writing plumbs the depths of an enigmatic world—a place of hidden lands, islands newly risen from the earth’s crust, fish that pour through the water, and the unyielding, epic battle for survival.

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Perfect for: Appreciating America’s abundant coastal wildlife population

In her first book, preeminent nature writer Rachel Carson tells the story of the sea creatures and birds that dwell in and around the waters along North America’s eastern coast—and the delicately balanced ecosystem that sustains them. Following the life cycles of a pair of sanderlings, a mackerel, and an eel, Carson gracefully weaves scientific observation with imaginative prose to educate and inspire, creating one of the finest wildlife narratives in American literature.

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Perfect for: Developing a sense of true appreciation of the world’s natural beauty

Rachel Carson shares her prescription for developing a lifelong respect for nature in this deeply personal essay, lavishly expanded and paced by Nick Kelsh’s vibrant photography in this posthumously published edition. Using her personal adventures with her young nephew Roger as examples, Carson urges parents to let their children’s natural excitement thrive as together they discover the wonders that lie outdoors, from the scuttling of a crab across the cool night sand to a spongy carpet of lichen in a forest.