Category: Book Review

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Edited by Siddhartha Mukherjee.Tim Folger, Series Editor. Science is a scary word. At least, it used to be for those of us who grew up messing around in the hazy world of literature and art, not empirical facts. Science was what made it possible to go to the moon, so science meant rocket science. […]

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Stung!

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  I read an entire book on jellyfish, and it was worth every gelatinous minute. Here is my review, originally published on ecolitbooks.com.   Stung! On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean, by Lisa-ann Gershwin (The University of Chicago Press, 2013)   They’re here, and we’ve not just cleared out the guest room for […]

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The Perfect Protein

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Be still my beating heart. A book that embraces the aquatic ape theory of evolution, and includes a recipe for jellyfish. My novel Float does too, but I was writing in the playing fields of fiction, and they are dead serious. “They” are Oceana, an international organization whose goal is to protect the world’s oceans, and in effect, feed the world. […]

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Oceana by Ted Danson

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A JoeAnn Hart review of Oceana by Ted Danson originally posted in Eco-Lit Books   Cheers “Sam Writes a Book” FADE IN: INT. BAR – HAPPY HOUR IT’S AN AVERAGE NIGHT. USUAL CUSTOMERS PLUS REGULARS. SAM IS POURING A BEER FROM THE TAP AND CARLA AND COACH ARE TIDYING UP THE ROOM. FRASIER SITS AT THE […]

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