ocean http://wamc.org en The Book Show #1343 - Valerie Martin http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1343-valerie-martin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In 1872 the American merchant vessel Mary Celeste was discovered adrift off the coast of Spain. Her cargo was intact and there was no sign of struggle, but the crew was gone. They were never found.</p><p>This maritime mystery lies at the center of an intricate narrative branching through the highest levels of late-nineteenth-century literary society in <a href="http://www.valeriemartinonline.com/">Valerie Martin'</a>s novel, <em>The Ghost of the Mary Celeste</em>.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 88015 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1343 - Valerie Martin "The Attacking Ocean" by Brian Fagan http://wamc.org/post/attacking-ocean-brian-fagan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The past fifteen thousand years--the entire span of human civilization--have witnessed dramatic sea level changes, which began with rapid global warming at the end of the Ice Age, when sea levels were more than 700 feet below modern levels. Over the next eleven millennia, the oceans climbed in fits and starts. These rapid changes had little effect on those humans who experienced them, partly because there were so few people on earth, and also because they were able to adjust readily to new coastlines.</p><p><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1608196925/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1608196925&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">The Attacking Ocean: The Past, Present, and Future of Rising Sea Levels</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1608196925" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>, from celebrated author <a href="http://www.brianfagan.com/">Brian Fagan</a>, tells a tale of the rising complexity of the relationship between humans and the sea at their doorsteps, a complexity created not by the oceans, which have changed but little. What has changed is us, and the number of us on earth.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71890 at http://wamc.org "The Attacking Ocean" by Brian Fagan The Book Show #1305 - Clive Cussler http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1305-clive-cussler <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>When <a href="http://www.clive-cussler-books.com/">Clive Cussler</a> published his first novel, <em>The Mediterranean Caper</em>, in 1973, he knew he didn’t want to write a familiar kind of character – no spy or detective or undercover investigator – his hero would have grand adventures set on or under water. Cussler named him Dirk Pitt, and his organization the National Underwater and Marine Agency, or NUMA – and a beloved literary series character was born.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69438 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1305 - Clive Cussler The Book Show #1291 - Elizabeth Graver http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1291-elizabeth-graver <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Elizabeth Graver’s new novel, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062184849/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0062184849&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">The End of the Point</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0062184849" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /> </em>, is set in a summer community on Buzzard’s Bay from 1942 to 1999 and traces one family’s journey through the latter half of the 20th Century.</p><p>It examines the legacy of family and place and explores what we’re born into and what we pass down.</p><p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 62135 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1291 - Elizabeth Graver