A New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice”
Safina’s gift for clear, energetic prose makes marine science both accessible and alluring…[His] precisely observed writing often rises to eloquence.
–San Francisco Chronicle
Carl Safina is like some extraordinary astronaut who goes into space and comes back with fantastic tales of other planets and the creatures who inhabit them. Except that the marvelous planet is our own.
A wonderful chronicle of magical, mysterious, and enthralling animals.
Magnificent… a book that makes the sea air palpable, fills the nostrils and brings us face-to-face with an ancient, tenacious animal. A joyful, hopeful book that at the same time, doesn’t let us off the hook.
–Los Angeles Times
A sense of wonder suffuses Safina’s luminous prose. It is impossible not to marvel along with him at the great turtle’s seagoing prowess.
Thrums with fascination.
–New York Times Book Review
A wonderful book about magical, mysterious, and enthralling animals; more than worthy of your attention.
An impassioned account… Safina’s eloquent book is a battle cry in the struggle for the survival.
–Publishers Weekly, starred review