Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Book Review - A Sea in Flames - By Carl Safina - NYTimes.com

Book Review - A Sea in Flames - By Carl Safina - NYTimes.com:

During the panic period, Carl Safina, a renowned marine ecologist, spent several weeks near, on and above the gulf, inspecting the harm, talking to locals and wondering about the government and corporate response. The result is “A Sea in Flames,” an impressive book that provides a vivid account of how the spill happened, coupled with a report on the anxiety experienced by those who had no way of knowing how long the spill would last or how bad it would get. The book should be read in conjunction with“Deep Water,” the recent presidential commission report on the spill — a work supervised by William Reilly, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and one of the country’s most credible environmentalists. Combined, the commission report and “A Sea in Flames” offer a revealing, thoughtful history of a moment when human manipulation of nature malfunctioned spectacularly.

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