Part odyssey, part pilgrimage, Carl Safina’s epic personal narrative takes us on a global journey of discovery along the world’s coasts, islands, reefs, and deep ocean. Exploring the world’s changing seas, scientist and fisherman Safina deftly weaves adventure, science, action, and political intrigue. We meet people whose lives unfold as a drama of clashing agendas and personal struggles.
Safina shows us how over-exploitation of the oceans differs little from the rapacious nineteenth-century plunder that destroyed the buffalo. But he also tells inspiring and hopeful stories of the sea’s revival and replenishment.