I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. It is with great pleasure that I have these few minutes to tell you about Rachel Carson’s Under the Sea-Wind, a story that evolved from an eleven-page introduction ti a government fisheries brochure. It marked the debut of one of the finest writers of English in the twentieth century, and a scientist who ultimately changed the way we view our relationship with nature. In April 1936, Carson was unemployed zoologist and free-lance writer for the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries assigned to write radio scripts on ocean life. By night she earned money writing articles on the natural history of the Chesapeake Bay for the Baltimore Sun, signing them ‘R.L. Carson’ in an effort to convince her readers that she was a male, and thus take her science seriously” (5).