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Lazy Point paperback

Winner of the 2012 Orion Book of the Year Award

In this intertwined story, Carl Safina shows us that nature and human dignity require each other. The View from Lazy Point follows the arc of the seasons from Carl Safina’s home waters of eastern Long Island to far horizons of the globe, from the Arctic to Antarctica and across the tropics. We encounter bears, Eskimos, salmon, penguins, corals, tropical fishes and local villagers. We see a world brimming with vitality, but changing, with much at stake.
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A Sea in Flames is Carl Safina’s blistering account of the months-long, man made disaster that tormented a region and mesmerized the nation.

Traveling across the Gulf of Mexico to make sense of an ever-changing story and its often-nonsensical twists, Safina expertly deconstructs the series of calamitous misjudgments that caused the Deepwater Horizon blowout during the summer of 2010.

Impassioned, moving, and even sharply funny, A Sea in Flames is ultimately an indictment of America’s main addiction.
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Eye of the Albatross takes us soaring to locales where whales, sea turtles, penguins, and shearwaters flourish in their own quotidian rhythms. Carl Safina’s guide and inspiration is an albatross he calls Amelia, whose life and far-flung flights he describes in fascinating detail. Interwoven with recollections of whalers and famous explorers, Eye of the Albatross probes the unmistakable environmental impact of the encounters between man and marine life. Safina’s perceptive and authoritative portrait results in a transforming ride to the ends of the Earth for the reader, as well as an eye-opening look at the health of our oceans.
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Voyage of the Turtle is a global journey on oceans and coasts in pursuit of Earth’s last warm-blooded monster reptile. The Leatherback is the closest thing we have to a last-living dinosaur. It’s a turtle that can weigh over a ton.

Throughout our global explorations from tropical New Guinea jungle beaches to chilly waters off Newfoundland, we come face-to-face with animals, villagers, and researchers living and working at extremes. We meet poachers, fishermen, and native people who still worship the Leatherback Turtle.
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Part odyssey, part pilgrimage, this epic personal narrative follows the author’s exploration of coasts, islands, reefs, and the sea’s abyssal depths. Scientist and fisherman Carl Safina takes readers on a global journey of discovery, probing for truth about the world’s changing seas, deftly weaving adventure, science, and political analysis.

Selected as one of the Most Influential Environmental Books of all time by the Environmental Defense Fund, Song for the Blue Ocean relays extraordinary stories from New England to America’s northwestern forests to Hong Kong and Japan and idylliic–though not ideal–Pacific islands.
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Inspired by a true story, Carl Safina’s first children’s book takes you on an adventure through the Pacific Ocean as Nina Delmar struggles to save an entangled Humpback Whale. A chapter book aimed roughly at ages 7 to 11, this coming-of-age story is perfect for ocean enthusiasts of all ages!
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