“Human Stories” Illustrate Our Connection to the Ocean

Book review: The Imperiled Ocean, by Laura Trethewey (Amazon / Book Depository) This story about a village by the sea, a complicated past behind it, a challenging future ahead, is like so many stories I’ve heard about the ocean... the theme of unavoidable change is omnipresent, change so deep and wide-reaching that it is beyond... Continue Reading →

Terry Tempest Williams on Many Forms of Erosion and Undoing

Book review: Erosion, by Terry Tempest Williams (Amazon / Book Depository) If the world is torn to pieces, I want to see what story I can find in fragmentation. Renowned nature writer and conservationist Terry Tempest Williams' latest comprises essays written between 2012 and 2019, "a seven-year cycle exploring the idea of erosion; the erosion... Continue Reading →

Into the Underworlds

Book review: Underland, by Robert Macfarlane (Amazon / Book Depository) What happened here? The mouth of the chasm says nothing. The trees say nothing. Leaning over the edge of the sinkhole, I can see only darkness beneath me. British author Robert Macfarlane's Underland is a difficult book to describe or do justice to. It's more of a... Continue Reading →

Then and Now, Across America’s Last Frontier

Book review: Tip of the Iceberg, by Mark Adams (Amazon / Book Depository) Travel writer Mark Adams recounts his experiences traveling in Alaska, that "last great American frontier", following the trail of an exploratory expedition run by railroad tycoon Edward Harriman in 1899. That expedition was mapping the state's coastline, and included famed naturalist and... Continue Reading →

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