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The View from Lazy Point by Carl Safina
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Mar 01, 11

Read in March, 2011

Once again Safina gives us loads of observations of nature, both wondrous and depressing, along with a lot more preaching than he's done in previous books. Unfortunately it's likely to be heard mostly by the choir.
My enjoyment was somewhat diminished by what seemed like too much listing of birds (perhaps more enjoyable to serious birders), even fish, without enough detail to make it interesting to non-birders--almost like showing off how many species he can recognize quickly and at a distance.
The best parts were about his travels away from Lazy Point. You can learn a lot more from them in a lot less time. And if you need a good sermon about what the Industrialized world is doing to nature, start in the November chapter. Otherwise, I preferred Song for the Blue Ocean and Voyage of the Turtle.

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