The Sense of Wonder: A Celebration of Nature for Parents and by Rachel Carson

By Rachel Carson

First released a half-century in the past, Rachel Carson's award-winning The feel of Wonder is still the vintage advisor to introducing young children to the marvels of nature

In 1955, acclaimed conservationist Rachel Carson—author of Silent Spring—began paintings on an essay that she may come to contemplate one in all her life’s most crucial initiatives. Her grandnephew, Roger Christie, had visited Carson that summer season at her cottage in Maine, and jointly that they had wandered the encompassing woods and tide swimming pools. educating Roger in regards to the traditional wonders round them, Carson started to see them anew herself, and desired to relate that very same magical feeling to others who may well desire to introduce a baby to the wonderful thing about nature. “If a baby is to maintain alive his inborn experience of wonder,” writes Carson, “he wishes the companionship of no less than one grownup who can proportion it, rediscovering with him the enjoyment, pleasure and secret of the realm we are living in.”

Now on hand in paperback, The feel of Wonder is a undying quantity that might be handed on from iteration to new release, as precious because the reminiscence of an early-morning stroll while the tune of a whippoorwill was once heard as though for the 1st time. that includes serene colour images from popular photographer Nick Kelsh, “this fantastically illustrated variation makes a superb reward for brand spanking new and potential mom and dad” (Gregory McNamee), and is helping us all to faucet into the intense energy of the ordinary world.

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