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This review was originally posted on amazon on April 6, 2005. I'm going to begin with a quote from the book:"Hold your hands out over the earth as over a flame. To all who love her, who open to her the doors of their veins, she gives of her strength, sustaining them with her own measureless tremor...
The prose is stately and old-fashioned, but Beston really has a way of vividly describing the rolling of the waves, the endless winds, and the stars on his silent beach. It's hard to imagine that there's no silence like that any more.
This series is informative, with excellent, often spectacular, photography.