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"One of the most delightful natural history studies in decades." —The Boston Globe

Eye of the Albatross takes us soaring to locales where whales, sea turtles, penguins, and shearwaters flourish in their own quotidian rhythms. Carl Safina's guide and inspiration is an albatross he calls Amelia, whose life and far-flung flights he describes in fascinating detail. Interwoven with recollections of whalers and famous explorers, Eye of the Albatross probes the unmistakable environmental impact of the encounters between man and marine life. Safina's perceptive and authoritative portrait results in a transforming ride to the ends of the Earth for the reader, as well as an eye-opening look at the health of our oceans.

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Eye of the Albatross
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Two Thumbs Up for Carl Safina!
July 4th, 2013
Carl Safina is an engaging storyteller. His essays on the trials and tribulations faced by albatrosses and other forms of sea life can be discouraging, inspiring, tragic and life-affirming. I have read his first four books, and I recommend them all. I have yet to convey enough of my enthusiasm for his work to excite the imagination of my friends; however, that is not so much a reflection of the quality of Safina's work as it is of my weakness as an advocate. Read "Eye of the Albatross; strive to understand the intricacies of the life stories he unfolds; then go to the Northwest Hawaiian Islands and witness them yourself. You'll come away transformed. If you can't make the trip yourself, let Carl's words transform you. The same could be said for his other works: The View from Rocky Point, Song for the Blue Ocean, and Voyage of the Turtle.
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