The Last Great Sea
Voyage Through the Human and Natural History of the North Pacific Ocean
- ISBN: 9781550549546
- Tags: Nature & Environment, Terry Glavin,
- Dimensions: 6 x 9
- Published On: 01/03/2003
- 256 Pages
Winner of the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize
The maritime history of the north pacific is rife with apocryphal voyages, legendary armadas, lost colonies and fabled portals through continents. Today the ocean itself is in chaos, and the reasons are mysterious. Gigantic phytoplankton blooms erupt throughout the North Pacific; ocean sunfish and albacore swim up the inlets, while the sockeye stop coming home. Is the world coming to an end? Glavin skillfully sifts through the evidence to show that nothing is as it appears. Such alarming events have occurred before and are part of what scientists call regime shifts. The world is not coming to an end.
Thoroughly researched, beautifully written and powerfully argued, The Last Great Sea by Terry Glavin, sheds light on the various mysteries of this last great sea and reveals one of the world's most mysterious places in all of its richness and complexity.
Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.
Terry Glavin is the author of six books and the co-author of four, traversing a variety of subjects from anthropology to natural history. He has won more than a dozen literary and journalism awards, including the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize, and in 2009 was the recipient of the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence. His writing appears regularly in newspapers, magazines and online publications as diverse as Democratiya (New York), Lettre Internationale (Berlin), the National Post, Canadian Geographic and The Tyee. He is a founding member of the Canada-Afghanistan Solidarity Committee. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia.