Posted by: underseaencounters | November 18, 2008

Books for Ocean Lovers

I’ve selected below some of my favorite books for holiday book buying. They can be ordered on the Undercurrents Magazine site and a portion of profits will be donated to the Coral Reef Alliance. Note: the orders will be through Amazon and will have Amazon prices:

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Carl Safina is a scientist, but also a lyrical nature writer. Voyage of the Turtle will make you want to pack your bags for Trinidad to help leatherback sea turtles.

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The Highest Tide, James Lynch (novel)

“The fertile strangeness of marine tidal life becomes a subtly executed metaphor for the bewilderments of adolescence in this tender and authentic coming-of-age novel.” Publishers Weekly

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Rod Fugita. Heal the Ocean: Solutions for Saving Our Seas.

Start the New Year revved up about helping the ocean and ocean animals.

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Rachel Carson. The Sea Around Us.

A classic, written over 45 years ago… This is a new edition with photographs. See review below.

“A majestic edition…. The pages are broad and smooth and heavy; turning them, you feel you are in the presence of greatness…. The prose is true and fluid and above all evocative, and delivers all the passion and wonder it did a half-century ago….. Carson’s legacy is proof that science books matter, that good prose can change the world.”–Anthony Doerr, The Boston Sunday Globe

FOR KIDS:

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Seahorses and Sea Dragons by Mary Jo Rhodes and David Hall.

I’m a bit prejudiced because I co-wrote this book with David Hall, along with the other titles in the Undersea Encounters series, published by Scholastic, but I think we pack a lot of information into a few pages in these books. After reading them, kids will understand basic concepts in marine biology and get to know a few types of animals in depth (sea turtles, octopuses, etc). The design is lively and the photographs are spectacular (David Hall is a world-renowned underwater photographer).

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The Truth about Great White Sharks by Mary Cerullo, Michael Wurtz, and Jeffrey Rotman

My son, a shark-o-phile, loved this book because it dispels a lot of myths about great whites.

Happy Holidays!

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