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"Each year The Grantham Prize awards the world's largest cash
journalism prize for exceptional environmental reporting as well
as several Grantham Award of Special Merit prizes. In this video,
Grantham Award of Special Merit winner and author Paul
Greenberg describes how his winning book chronicles the state of
salmon, cod, sea bass, and tuna and offers suggestions for how we
can maintain commercial fish supplies while restoring wild runs."
"Portland's Stewart Holbrook (1893-1964) became a leading
American journalist and historian by writing what he called
"lowbrow" or "non-stuffed shirt history." His writings, sense
of humor and social criticism also made him a sort of
combination of Will Rogers, Mark Twain and H.L. Mencken
for Portland and the Pacific Northwest. " "The "oregon" was
the famed river of the West...but when it was finally seen by
white men, in 1792, it was named for the Columbia, first ship
to come in over the bar, commanded by Captain Robert Gray."
"Alaska – vast, yet vulnerable – is the roiling stage for an
immense book that confronts the biggest question we’ll ever
face: Do we humans have it in us to square with nature before
it’s too late? In an extraordinary swirl of ecology, psychology,
history, searing reportage, and unabashed love for his own
species despite all the pain we’ve wreaked, Charles Wohlforth
leaves us chastened but hopeful that just maybe we can."
Alan Weisman, author of The World Without Us
"The Gulf Stream is a blend of science and history that tells
the story of one of the world's most powerful natural forces
which heavily influenced the exploration and development of
the New World. It is packed full of details about the oceans
and the people who explored the seas over the past 500 years,
helping readers understand the connections between natural
and human ecologies."
-Todd Miller, executive director, North Carolina Coastal
"As Carl Safina's compelling natural history adventure makes
clear, the fate of the leatherback turtle is in our hands. The
distressing decline of these ancient sea turtles in Pacific waters
and their surprising recovery in the Atlantic illuminate the
results--both positive and negative--of our interventions and the
lessons that can be applied, globally, to restore the oceans and
their creatures. "
"Tom Wolfe is the author of more than a dozen books, among
them such contemporary classics as The Electric Kool-Aid
Acid Test, The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities, and A
Man in Full. Wolfe works his sardonic mojo to mock both
prejudice and decadence and demolish the art world, reality
TV, tawdry fame, and journalism in the digital age. tale of a
volatile, divisive, sun-seared city where "everybody hates
Bookplate has a signed copy available for you.
"Edna O'Brien's family encouraged her to attend
pharmacy school, but she left before finishing to
marry an older writer, give birth to two sons, and
publish, in 1960, her first novel. The Country Girls so
scandalized the O'Briens' local parish that the book
was burned by the priest, her family disgraced.
COUNTRY GIRL comes twenty-one books later, a rich
and heady accounting of the events, people, emotions,
and landscape that imprint upon and enliven one
"On February 14, 1989, Valentine's Day, Salman Rushdie
was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had
been "sentenced to death" by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For
the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have
written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused
of being "against Islam, the Prophet and the Quran." "This
memoir is always totally honest and never less than
gripping... The author discusses his education, family,
relationships and his behaviour during those incredibly
stressful years with immense openness."You will find a
signed copy at BOOKPLATE.