14.He had been very much fired her imagination about the sea，which she had never seen.
fire（up）：激发想象；使……充满 （某中激情）to excite，inspire；to make sb.very excited and interested in
fire sb's imagination 激发某人的想象
The speaker fired the audience with enthusiasm.演讲者激起了听众的热情。
The film Hero fired him with the desire to visit China.电影《英雄》激起了他访问中国的愿望。
15 She wrote about it not only in formal academic reports but also in a book that informed and thrilled laymen？around the world.她不仅在正式的学术报告中，还在一本书中对大海进行了描述。这部书 使世界各地不了解海洋的人感到感动，海洋对他们来说不再陌生。
n.使人兴奋的事，一阵强烈的情绪 （ 快乐，激动，恐惧等）
eg：He felt a thrill the moment he entered the Golden Hall.
He was thrilled at the good news.
It was a thrilling film of violence and murder.
eg：Sorry，I am unable to tell you more about the structure of the building，for I am a layman in architecture
16 Rachel Carson，a scientist with the magic touch of a poet ，shared her love of the ocean and its creatures with all mankind.
1）A scientist with the magic touch of a poet：具有诗人文采的科学家 …her scientific books were lively written which were interesting to read…
eg：She described everything clearly and accurately； as she had the imagination and skill of a poet，her writing was lively and entertaining.
touch：a manner or style of working，performing ，etc 格调，风格，特色，润色
magic touch：excellent style 绝妙的风采。
eg：He paints with that unique bold touch of his.他以他独特的大胆风格作画。
She added a few touches to her essay.她对她的文章作了些润色。
2）share sth.with sb.：tell sb.about sth 把……告诉……，与……分享…。
They would share the joys and sorrows.他们同甘共苦。
Would you mind sharing the room with a new classmate？ 你能否与新来的同学合住一个房间？
17 Her style was clear but lively，informative but not preachy，and for most readers truly exhilarating.
注意排比的运用：clear but lively，informative but not preachy.
18.However，because she was a true scientist and an held out his battered hat for money.
hold out sth./hold sth.out：伸出
eg：Tom held out his cup for a refill
19.An amazing model？“ shouted Trevor aware human being ，she knew that everything on the planetis connected to everything else.
She is a politically aware person.她是一个有政治觉悟的人
2）be connected to （with） 和……有联系，和……有关
He learnt from his grandmother that great writer Lu Xun was connected to his family.
He was no longer connected with the Micrsoft.
20 These chemicals，she knew，do not break down in the soil.
Muscle protein will break down more quickly when one is doing strenuous exercises.