This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from the work of a scientist whose writing helped to forge the modern environmental movement:
"Beginnings are apt to be shadowy, and so it is with the beginnings of that great mother of life, the sea."
The winner receives a £20 book token and the closing date is May 5.
Entries should be sent to
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1 9XY
faxed to 0171-782 3300
or emailed to email@example.com
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Spinoza's Ethics , is David Nicoll of The Institution of Incorporated Engineers.