Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, & Max Wilbert: Bright Green Lies
How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About it.
Henry Beston: A Year of life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod
The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. I have heard them all, and of the three elemental voices, that of ocean is the most awesome, beautiful and varied.
Ellery Akers: Rachel Carson
I think of the way she knew
that eels slid from brook to brook
and then to the sea.
Pablo Neruda: The Riddles
You have asked me what the crustacean spins between its limbs of gold
and I answer: the sea knows it.
Chard deNiord: The Music of Being
Hold a hazelnut up to your eyes
as a lens for seeing through,
then wake to a katydid and say its name.
Jennifer Stitt: For Rachel Carson, wonder was a radical state of mind
In the 1940s, Rachel Carson began developing an ethic of wonder that stood at the centre of her ecological philosophy.
Rachel Carson: The Beauties and Mysteries of the Earth
If there is poetry in my book about the sea, it is not because I deliberately put it there, but because no one could write truthfully about the sea and leave out the poetry.