বইয়ের জন্য ব্যবহারকারীর তথ্য, পর্যালোচনা এবং সুপারিশ
I love turtles, so I picked this one up when I saw it. I really liked the artwork with my favorite page being the sunset near the end, though the fireflies where nice, too. The set up was pretty much the same as our lady bug counting book, which I liked. I liked the selection of other animals, a few of which Natalie knew already. She wasn't that into this one, but sat through it once for me.
I must have read a good review of this book because it showed up on hold for me at work. I should have paid more attention to the plot summary tho' and remembered that I'm not all that fond of the Victorian English novel. It jumps around in time to fill you in on the necessary background stuff and the end is predictable.
Moby Dick gave me so much. I used to force myself to finish every book I started, even if I hated it and even if it meant not reading anything for months at a time because I wouldn't let myself start a new book until I finished the old, and sometimes I just couldn't make myself finish the old. Moby Dick changed all that for me. I realized it was okay to throw a book down and just let it go.
This one is a really fun read. I just really enjoy ghost stories, and this one is fun because the stories are alledgedly "real". It is obvious that a lot of the stories are hoaxes and such, however, I really love to convince myself that there is a bit of mystery left in the world, and so I don't really spend time worrying what is real and what is not. It is just fun to get a little bit freaked out.
This book launched Rachel Carson’s career as a popular science literature writer. If you have never read any of her ocean books, start with this one. Her writing is unique in that she describes science facts almost poetically, weaving story after story of the wonder and mystery of the oceans. She involves the reader by asking questions and then exploring possible answers, all the while revealing new facts to the reader. Delving into marine biology, ecology (a term that she originally coined, along with the word ecosystem), oceanography and history, her topics include the beginning of the world and the first oceans, sea life in the abysmal depths, tides and the effect of long-period tides on climate, phosphorescent sea life, islands and submarine mountain ranges, early ocean exploration, and even the search for the lost continent of Atlantis. She often refers to different geological eras, and includes a convenient chart of these. She also tells much history of human interaction with the oceans. This book is almost 60 years old and represents the pinnacle of ocean knowledge in 1950. From that perspective, an amazing amount is still true and relevant, and even prophetic, today. Update: I just perused the 1989 edition, and found both the new Introduction and the Afterward added valuable current perspectives. The Introduction by environmental writer Ann Zwinger describes the culture and times in which The Sea Around Us and other of Carson's works were written. The Afterword, by Jeffrey Levinton, expands on Carson's topics, updating them with more current research and understanding of the problems that humans have created in the oceans. Update 12/2010: Contrary to what I stated above (as gleaned from commentary in one of Carson's sea books), both the terms ecology and ecosystem had been used by others prior to Carson, notably by British zoologist Charles Elton in his 1927 book, "Animal Ecology."
This book was inspirational in that it told the story of a woman who grew up in a society where women's voices typically are not heard. Not only did she escape the closed society in which she grew up but now has a voice on the world stage to help those whose voices and stories are still unheard. Amazing!
ব্যবহারকারীরা এই বইগুলোকে ২017-২018 সালের সবচেয়ে আকর্ষণীয় হিসাবে বিবেচনা করেছেন, পোর্টালের সম্পাদকীয় বোর্ড " ট্রেন্ড বই লাইব্রেরি "সমস্ত পাঠক এই সাহিত্য সঙ্গে পরিচিত হন যে সুপারিশ।