If J. weren't curious, we wouldn't be where we are now. I commend him because he is going out on a limb, and he is taking us--his curious friends, colleagues, and readers of Blue Mind--with him.
His questions might easily be misinterpreted and he could get brushed off by quite a lot of people who don't give merit or attention to the information he's exploring. Yet, I believe the answers he finds--or just as importantly inspires others to find--will reinforce something that we already know instinctually, but sometimes just need a little bit of proof of, to feel that we're right.
The world often tells us that our feelings are not enough, that we need to back them up with science. Well, here for us to read and consider is that fascinating science."
"Blue Mind is a brilliant, original and decisive read on how connecting to the ocean and other waterways improves our lives and makes us healthier and happier. No one has done more to connect people to the wonder, beauty and mystery of the ocean than Wallace J. Nichols. Blue Mind is a must ready for anyone who has savored the power of the ocean."
---Serge Dedina, Ph.D. Executive Director of WiLDCOAST, author of Wild Sea and Surfing the Border
"Nichols insists on a more experiential brand of activism, encouraging individuals to encounter the oceans directly, in order to build personal and emotional connections--to get their feet wet."