Books by Carl Safina

Carl Safina, a MacArthur Fellow, Pew Fellow, 2000 winner of the major Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction, and winner of the 2003 John Burroughs Award, is president of the Blue Ocean Institute. The New York Times Book Review called his Song for the Blue

Released: July 14, 2015

"A profound, scientifically based appeal for recognition of the kinship of all living things."
Award-winning ecologist Safina (Nature and Humanity/Stony Brook Univ.; The View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World, 2011 etc.) disputes the dogma among scientists that forbids speculations about the "the inner lives of animals." Read full book review >
Released: April 19, 2011

"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.'"
Oceanographer and nature writer Safina (The View from Lazy Point, 2011, etc.) etches an emotional topography of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil blowout. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A superb work of environmental reportage and reflection."
Literate wanderings in a tormented world full of wounds, led by accomplished traveler, writer and Blue Ocean Institute founder Safina (Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth's Last Dinosaur, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: May 14, 2002

"Light on hard information and weakened by straining for poetic effect, but nonetheless a briskly companionable account of days in the albatrosses' midst."
An awestruck yet intelligent study of the great sea bird and its environs, by award-winning ocean ecologist Safina (Song for the Blue Ocean, 1998). Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Ocean''—and, thanks to the author's down-to-earth style, a pleasure to read."
A fact-finding tour of troubled waters. Read full book review >