Quick Reads

    Consistently Lovely: the Exceptional Field Notes of Martin H. Moynihan
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    From gulls to squids to monkeys, a Panama-based biologist melds art and science in his highly detailed field books.

    Film Review: On the Edge of the World
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    On Haida Gwaii, there is beauty, perseverance, and an unstoppable culture. A documentary highlights the battle for sustainability, past and...

    Book Review: The Real Thing
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    A new biography explores the life of the great Canadian ecologist, Ian McTaggart Cowan. 

    All Three Sides of the Story
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    Five geographical triangles that shaped the ocean’s history. 

    Book Review: Light Years
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    What is it like to run away and join the circling lights?

    Under the Crab-Claw Sails
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    When food was short, Pacific Island sailors loaded their boats with pottery and set off on long trading journeys in striking triple-hulled canoes...

    Drawing Connections
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    A traveling journal celebrates the art and science of shorebird conservation.

    What Happens When a Seal Woman Gets Angry?
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    No sea is without its mythical creatures, and in the North Atlantic reside the seal people. They entice humans. Trouble ensues.

    Fear Ocean
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    For some, the ocean is a mesmerizing wonderland; for others, it’s a terror-inducing cesspit of horrors. Here are just five of the many coastal-...

    Film Review: Hadwin’s Judgement
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    Director Sasha Snow filmed a documentary based on John Vaillant’s award-winning 2005 book, The Golden Spruce.

    [Pirate] Talk Is Cheap
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    Pirate dress, however, is a bit of an investment.

    The Blob in the Northeast Pacific Ocean
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    Why are normally foreign creatures swimming North America’s west coast waters this summer?

    Book Review: Future Arctic
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    Veteran writer Edward Struzik examines the present and past of the Arctic and offers his thoughts on its future. 

    Cod Currency
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    Before cold, hard cash became common in Newfoundland, salty fish served as the currency of choice.

    Book Review: The Narrow Edge
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    When the lives of horseshoe crabs and migrating sandpipers intersect, the past and future are joined.

    Traversing the Seas
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    For centuries, sailors used this low-tech tool to navigate the world’s oceans.

    Climate Change, Two Ways
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    A trip from Arizona to Alaska reveals that the two states have more in common than they should.

    Getting the Drift
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    Messages in bottles are not just good fun; they’re also good science.

    Book Review: The Western Flyer
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    Whatever happened to the boat that starred in John Steinbeck’s The Log from the Sea of Cortez?

    A Little Game of Thrones
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    There are no dragons, but fierce kings and anxious queens are depicted in these rare medieval chess pieces uncovered on the Isle of Lewis.

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