copyright 1998; "Encounters Along the World's Coasts and Beneath the Sea"; Henry Holt and Company publishers, New York; larger hardbound with purple and black boards and silver lettering along spine; very good condition; dust jacket good condition.
Carl Safina (born 1955) is author of various books and other writings about the human relationship with the natural world. His books include among others the award-winning Song for the Blue Ocean and Eye of the Albatross, as well as The View From Lazy Point; A Natural Year in an Unnatural World, and Beyond Words; What Animals Think and Feel. He is founding president of the Safina Center, and an endowed research professor at Stony Brook University where he is active both in ocean sciences and as co-chair of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Safina is host of the PBS series, "Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina."
We accompany people whose lives and occupations in and by the oceans unfold in a drama of clashing personal histories and daily struggles for existence. We enter the embattled world of New England fishermen on the trail of overfished giant tuna - pound for pound the most valuable animal on the planet; visit Philippine Islamic separatist who desperately seek to protect their coral reefs; bear witness to the salmon rivers and estuaries of the Pacific Northwest degraded by deforestation; observe the fragile, once-pristine South Pacific reefs...