The Books

Life in the Ocean

by Claire Nivola

One Potato Review

A little like Jacques Cousteau with the spunky soulfulness of Miss Rumphius mixed in. And riveting to look at: from Nivola’s panoramas of the farm in New Jersey where Sylvia Earle discovered her fascination with nature, to the bonanza awaiting her at her second home on the Gulf of Mexico, to painted, teeming coral reefs, and a thrilling close encounter with a whale. For anyone interested, there’s also a pretty great glossary of marine life at the end, and a rousing call to conscience.