- New York Times Notable Book of the Year
- Los Angeles Times Best Nonfiction selection
- Library Journal Best Science selection
- Winner of the Lannan Literary Award
Safina’s Song is the Silent Spring for our time. The book is a page turner. But unlike the phantasmagorical novels of Michael Crichton or Peter Benchley, where a little science is thrown in to give the plot an aura of verisimilitude, Safina’s book is all true and wilder and more frightening. . . . I loved this book.
–Richard Ellis, Los Angeles Times
Song for the Blue Ocean is one of those revolutionary works that permanently alter our view of the subject.
Safina’s…bright new voice joins that influential chorus, which includes Rachel Carson and Jacques Cousteau, of scientists turned eloquent ocean advocates.
–Harry E. Demarest, San Francisco Chronicle
Engrossing and illuminating . . . passionate and enthralling narrative . . . [A] landmark book.
–Thurston Clarke, The New York Times Book Review
You will never think about fish–or the ocean–the same way again.
–Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer in Residence
If you love the ocean, read this book.
–Big Game Fishing Journal
A wide-ranging, well-written, and profoundly disturbing book.