Reviews

Book Review: The Tide and Tides
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Two sweeping studies mingle science and cultural history to illuminate the enduring power of the sea.

Book Review: An Intimate Wilderness
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In his memoir, Norman Hallendy recounts his journeys—spanning almost 50 years—with the people and landscape of Canada’s Arctic.

Book Review: Venomous
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Sea creatures of our nightmares come alive in a biologist’s exploration of the power of their poison.

New Coastal Books for Curious Kids
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Choose downtime over screen time during the holidays with engaging reads that explore diversity in coastal environments and in people.

Book Review: How to Read Water
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A poetic treatise on the art of natural navigation.

Book Review: Finding Franklin
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Teasing the fate of Sir John Franklin’s expedition from the frozen Arctic has been an obsession of searchers since 1854.

Book Review: At Sea with the Marine Birds of the Raincoast
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A biologist delves into the world of seabirds on the British Columbia coast.

Book Review: The Killer Whale Who Changed the World
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Author Mark Leiren-Young traces the killer whale’s trajectory from reviled to revered.

Book Review: What a Fish Knows
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From using tools to faking orgasms, fish can do more than most people realize.

Book Review: Holy Mōlī
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Author Hob Osterlund introduces readers to the fabled seabirds—and her guardian spirits—through an offshoot population on Kaua‘i.

Book Review: Art Forms from the Abyss
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Nineteenth-century illustrations highlight the beauty of planktonic life.

Book Review: Ed Ricketts from Cannery Row to Sitka, Alaska
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Writers, relatives, and biologists reflect on the words and work of an iconic coastal character.

Book Review: Water
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A visual meditation on water’s power to sculpt the earth.

Book Reviews: Rough Waters and Living Off the Pacific Ocean Floor
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Two authors from fishing families explore the threats posed by the privatization of fisheries. 

Summer Reads for Kids of All Ages
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From sunny beaches to the icy Arctic, this collection of coastal books takes young readers on great adventures.

Book Review: Franklin’s Lost Ship
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An Arctic mystery is explored through lavish illustrations and narrative that bring the discovery to life.

Book Review: A Sea of Glass
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A professor of ecology and evolutionary biology details the quest to uncover living matches to 19th-century glass models.

Book Review: Sex in the Sea
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A PG-rated peek at the sex lives of sea creatures.

Book Review: White Eskimo
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The life of Arctic explorer Knud Rasmussen, who diligently documented Inuit spirituality and culture, is explored in this new biography.

Book Review: Seal
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A Canadian historian looks at the seal’s place in the natural order and in human culture.

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