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Reader recommendation: The View From Lazy Point

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By Barbara Sklar, Eugene, Ore. / October 4, 2011


Carl Safina’s The View From Lazy Point chronicles a year living by the waters of Long Island, N.Y. His travels extend from the dying coral reefs of Belize to the melting ice of Svalbard in the Norwegian Sea. Safina uses his scientific knowledge and reverence for ocean life to engage and educate the reader about the reality of global warming. I am grateful for his wake-up call.

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