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A Sea in Flames: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Blowout


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"The first book about the BP disaster by a world-renowned oceanographer, A SEA IN FLAMES examines the environmental and social consequences of the spill from the perspective of those directly affected by it. It will be published on the one-year anniversary of the spill, in April 2011. The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is among the greatest environmental catastrophes in U.S. history. Carl Safina's Blowout provides an extraordinary perspective on it. Consisting of three parts, it reveals and details: this shocking manmade environmental disaster, its occurence with respect to the oil industry's and the government's complete inability to adequately respond, and the inevitable environmental effects. By telling the stories of three working families, Safina goes behind the scenes with fishermen, oystermen, and oilmen whose lives--and habitats--have been irreparably changed. But will energy and environmental policy change as well? Safina addresses these issues in a rich, deeply personal investigation of a catastrophehe has reported--and blogged on--from the beginning"--Provided by publisher.

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.

Table of Contents

Know before you go — Diaster Chain. — Blowout ; April ; Deja vu, to name but a few — A Season of Anguish. — Mayday ; Late May ; Early June ; High June ; Late June ; Like a thousand Julys ; Late July — Aftermath. — Dog days ; Late August ; Early September ; The new light of autumn.

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The Deepwater Horizon Oil Blowout
Crown Publishing Group
Safina, Carl
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Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Ocean and Marine Biology

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