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The Sense of Wonder By Rachel Carson Charles Pratt Nick Kelsh Linda Lear The Sense of Wonder First published than three decades ago this reissue of Rachel Carson s award winning classic brings her unique vision to a new generation of readers Stunning new photographs by Nick Kelsh beautifully

  • Title: The Sense of Wonder
  • Author: Rachel Carson Charles Pratt Nick Kelsh Linda Lear
  • ISBN: 9780067575208
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Sense of Wonder By Rachel Carson Charles Pratt Nick Kelsh Linda Lear First published than three decades ago, this reissue of Rachel Carson s award winning classic brings her unique vision to a new generation of readers Stunning new photographs by Nick Kelsh beautifully complement Carson s intimate account of adventures with her young nephew, Roger, as they enjoy walks along the rocky coast of Maine and through dense forests and open fFirst published than three decades ago, this reissue of Rachel Carson s award winning classic brings her unique vision to a new generation of readers Stunning new photographs by Nick Kelsh beautifully complement Carson s intimate account of adventures with her young nephew, Roger, as they enjoy walks along the rocky coast of Maine and through dense forests and open fields, observing wildlife, strange plants, moonlight and storm clouds, and listening to the living music of insects in the underbrush If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder Writes Carson, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in The Sense of Wonder is a refreshing antidote to indifference and a guide to capturing the simple power of discovery that Carson views as essential to life.In her insightful new introduction, Linda Lear remembers Rachel Carson s groundbreaking achievements in the context of the legendary environmentalist s personal commitment to introducing young and old to the miracles of nature.Kelsh s lush photographs inspire sensual, tactile reactions masses of leaves floating in a puddle are just waiting to be scooped up and examined closely An image of a narrow path through the trees evokes the earthy scent of the woods after a summer rain Close ups of mosses and miniature lichen fantasy lands will spark innocent a
    The Sense of Wonder By Rachel Carson Charles Pratt Nick Kelsh Linda Lear

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    1. Rachel Terry on said:

      I read this as I sat outside at the playground on a 65 degree January day It doesn t seem right to read it inside Carson s writing is so beautiful, and her descriptions of things as minute as green aphids and sand dollars are so majestic that the book made me want to pay much closer attention to everything around me The Sense of Wonder is about helping children to see the magic in nature so that when they are older they ll want to learn about it.

    2. Jim on said:

      This is written to about her nephew the sense of wonder she enjoyed with him exploring nature when he was a child According to the forward, she intended to expand on it, but I m glad she didn t She repeated herself a bit as it was Excellent advice on introducing a child to nature, though Something every adult who guides a child should read.

    3. David Schaafsma on said:

      If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in Rachel Carson If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life Rachel CarsonVan Morrison s A Sense of Wonder youtub [...]

    4. Richard on said:

      A very short memoir that Ms Carson intended to expand but death came before she could She describes her days and weeks on the Maine seashore and the wonder she felt examining rocks, sand, crabs, stars, clouds She tries to instill in the reader the responsibility adults have to help children discover the wonder around them I wish I had read it as a young father This book is hard to find, but, has it a paper back and Kindle.

    5. The Black Geek on said:

      I encountered the work of Rachel Carson when I was 16 years old I was both moved and inspired by her book Silent Spring that explored issues of the toxic impact of man made chemicals within the human environment In the Sense of Wonder the reader encounters a uniquely poetic side of this forward thinking and spot on 20th century scientist.

    6. Christopher Matthias on said:

      Chills of DelightRachel Carson is a master of capturing the reader s attention and holding it while filling them with a yearning for a deep relationship with the natural world Her writing is simple, unassuming and accessible to a young and open mind as well as an older steadfast hardened reader.As she strives to instill a lifelong love affair for discovery into young Rodger, she does likewise for the reader fortunate enough to tag along.A short and simple work worthy of any reader s time.

    7. Debbi on said:

      caught this on Audible s new Channels feature It was a lovely memoir from Carson about her walks with her young nephew, starting at around 2years old.

    8. Kerry Kenney on said:

      This is an excellent book to give as a family gift I recieved it as a baby shower present and was delighted with it.

    9. Ivan on said:

      This is very short but says so much about teaching a child by just being with them, exploring together, allowing them to ask questions don t fill their heads with facts necessarily , but with a sense of wonder Beautifully written Will have to read by Carson.

    10. Samantha on said:

      Absolutely beautiful It made me think of who gave me my sense of wonder in the natural world and how I could pass that on to my children It also started me thinking about where I can find of that wonder here in a much manicured setting than where I grew up I vowed to be much creative and get out An excellent book.

    11. Sarah on said:

      A stunning book for both its words and its pictures.Lovely to share with children.

    12. Liza Connolly on said:

      Rachel Carson is one of my personal heroes and I really loved her short ode to experiencing nature with children It s sentimental and heartfelt, but never sloppy One way to open your eyes to unnoticed beauty is to ask yourself, What if I had never seen this before What if I knew I would never see it again It occurred to me that if this were a sight that could be seen only once in a century or even once in a human generation, this little headland would be thronged with spectators But it can be se [...]

    13. Oxalis on said:

      Rachel Carson speaks with compassion in this short piece, capturing her emotional responses from her observations in nature She describes our place among nature, using a poetic voice reminiscent of the late Carl Sagan e.g Cosmos or Aldo Leopold She explains a growing problem in our society as we become dependent upon technology we tend to forget our need to appreciate the outdoors This piece is directed toward those not already enad with nature, to urge them out and away from technology into th [...]

    14. Jill on said:

      A book beautiful in ideas and photography Within are ideas easily employed by any nature novice as well as an expert who wishes to encourage a wider and deeper love of the world outside our window Rachel Carson s wording is not lofty or patronizing Her examples fill an unsure but willing parent with confidence that it is not in naming constellations where the wonder of the stars begins She remarks on the beauty and magic of being out of doors in what can be referred to as unseasonable weather.Th [...]

    15. Bobby on said:

      A sweet and in its way important little book, a book about simply opening one s senses to the wonders that can be found in nature, The Sense of Wonder is not only about the sense that is natural in young people but also about maintaining that sense into and throughout adulthood The words by Rachel Carson are much simpler that her writing in Silent Spring and, in fact, this is a book one could read in a leisurely half an hour It s only weakness is that, at least in this edition that I read, publi [...]

    16. Karen on said:

      Need a vacation but it isn t vacation time yet Lose yourself in this magnficent book a gift from a pre internet generation citizen to ours The city and civilization seems far away in Rachel Carson s memoir about sharing nature with a young child, in this case, her grand nephew, Roger I especially appreciated that when the photographer, Nick Kelsh, came upon Rachel Carson s text about how to create wonder and awe in a child for nature, he instantly wanted to bring it to life for a new generation [...]

    17. Timothy Neesam on said:

      Rachel Carson, one of the science writers who kick started North America s environmental awareness, writes this short really short book about introducing a young child to the wonders of the natural world on the coast of Maine It s simple, direct, and inspirational It brought me back to my own exploring as a child, and the joy of discovery in a pond or field Recommended for those who need the occasional reminder that it s a big, beautiful world out there.

    18. Chelsea on said:

      3 stars as with all rachel carson writing, i enjoyed it, but you can definitely tell this was unfished i wish this was a full fleshed out book as i enjoyed the premise of it, it made me think about how i view nature and how that has changed from how i viewed it as a little kid my mom gifted me this book but she hasn t read it yet, so i am excited for her to read and see what she thinks, considering it is for parents and children.

    19. Stuart Champion on said:

      This book is incredibly special and never relevant So prescient in its acknowledgement of man s loss of appreciation of nature, it could have been written yesterday.I shall treasure this book forever, recommend it to everyone especially family and friends , and attempt to live by it s values.It ll only take you 25 minutes, but it might have a huge effect on your wellbeing.

    20. Laura on said:

      I needed to read this book at this moment Always happiest when outdoors and when sadness creeps in and I feel depressed I can see the disconnect between me and nature A book filled with beautiful ideas, stories and photographs.

    21. Tyler Jones on said:

      A beautiful and timeless piece on how to instil a love of nature in a child Few things could be important, and yet sadly it is something very few of us think about, let alone take time to do The edition I read has included some amazing photographs by Nick Kelsh.

    22. Desira on said:

      very short, really only a single essay story with some nice pictures it s sweet, but I probably wouldn t specifically recommend it.

    23. Robin on said:

      3.5 starsNice, but so short there just wasn t as much to it as I d hoped many pages were photographs I m definitely interested in reading by Rachel Carson.

    24. Janie on said:

      Tripped on the roots after tasting the fruits I ve previously read books citing this one as inspiring and influential that were themselves much inspiring and influential.

    25. Alejandra Castro on said:

      This is a wonderful book not just for anyone who loves Rachel Carson s beautiful prose, but for anyone who is looking for some guidance on how to introduce the little ones to the natural world It s a short read that will leave you quite literally, yearning to cultivate the sense of wonder you have for the world and everything in it.

    26. Katie on said:

      The Sense of Wonder is an essay by Rachel Carson encouraging adults to help kids maintain their sense of wonder and curiosity about the natural world as they grow into adults She recounts some adventures she has outdoors exploring with her young nephew, the questions he asks, the things they observe, and the things they try to understand In the edition I read, the essay was accompanied by photographs from the 60s of the natural world.I absolutely loved this book Carson is an incredible writer an [...]

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