Alanna Mitchell: Sea Sick

March 28, 2009 at 7:33 pm (environment, literature, Reading) (, , )

Alanna Mitchell will be in Victoria to talk about her new book, Sea Sick, on 3/31. Details:

Join us for a talk with Oceans Book Club special guest Alanna Mitchell on the status of ocean health and the implications for B.C.’s coast.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Oak Bay Room, Victoria Conference Centre
720 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC

About Sea Sick

All life – whether on land or in the sea – depends on the oceans for two things: Oxygen and climate control. Sea Sick is the first book to examine the current state of the world’s oceans – the great unexamined ecological crisis of the planet – and the fact that we are altering everything about them; temperature, salinity, acidity, ice cover, volume, circulation, and, of course, the life within them.

Read an excerpt from the book

Praise for Sea Sick:

“A riveting book of revelations about earth’s largest and most important habitat.”
-Australian biologist and author Tim Flannery

“Sea Sick is the most comprehensive book to date on the state of our oceans. With a writer’s eye for detail and a reporter’s expertise in pulling in disparate information, Mitchell has woven a powerful and deeply unsettling story about our collective abuse of the cradle of all life. Fortunately, she also gives us hope and a path forward if we have the wisdom to act.”
– Maude Barlow

Alanna Mitchell was the science and environment reporter at The Globe and Mail for fourteen years, until she left daily journalism to devote herself to writing on science. In 2000, she was named the best environmental reporter in the world by the Reuters Foundation.

(posted by Yule)


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