A Sea in Flames: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Blowout Kindle Edition

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Editorial Reviews

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"An impressive book that provides a vivid account of how the spill happened, coupled with a report on the anxiety experienced by those who had no way of knowing how long the spill would last or how bad it would get...Readers will find the book accessible and agreeable…an insightful work." The New York Times Book Review

"Safina offers an impassioned, on the ground chronicle of the 2010 Gulf oil blowout that surpassed Exxon-Valdez to rank as the worst in history. His account achieves a broad, reasoned perspective that frames events against the more insidious damage that farm and industrial runoff, canal-digging, levee-building, and rising sea level have wrought on the Gulf and its wetlands." —Publishers Weekly

The blowout was awful, but look at the bigger picture, writes Safina in this illuminating, monitory study: “The real catastrophe is the oil we don’t spill…the oil we burn, the coal we burn, the gas we burn…And as the reefs dissolve and the ocean’s productivity declines, so will go the food security of hundreds of millions of people.” 
—Kirkus Reviews

"Environmentalist Safina brings his signature compassion, marine expertise, and gorgeous writing to his candidly expressive coverage of the Deepwater Horizon disaster a year after the explosion." —Booklist

Praise for previous works by Carl Safina:
 
Song for the Blue Ocean:
 
“Engrossing and illuminating . . . passionate and enthralling narrative . . . [A] landmark book.” New York Times Book Review
 
“You will never think about fish—or the ocean—the same way again.”
—Sylvia Earle, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association
 
Eye of the Albatross:
 
“One of the most d...

About the Author

CARL SAFINA is author of, among other books, The View From Lazy Point; A Natural Year in an Unnatural World Song for the Blue Ocean. His honors include a Pew Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, World Wildlife Fund fellowship, the National Academies’ communications award for year’s best book, the John Burroughs Medal, Raab Medal, and a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. Audubon Magazine named him among the top 100 conservationists of the 20th century. Dr. Safina is an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University, an elected member of The Explorers Club, and founding president of Blue Ocean Institute. He has written upwards of 100 articles for scientific and popular journals and he lectures around the country.  Visit: http://blueocean.org/ and http://carlsafina.org. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004J4WL3C
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crown (April 19, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 19, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 8846 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 370 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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Arheddis
3.0 out of 5 stars First part is great, then it tends to get a bit preachy
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5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD BOOK. SO BAD WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CREW ...
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