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May 01, 2020

Looking for a Good Read?

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Are you catching up on reading during this period of social distancing? We asked our faculty to recommend books - both new and classics - that they’ve found entertaining, informative, or inspiring. Here's what they came up with.

Erin Bryant, Assistant Professor of Ocean and Coastal Policy: The Overstory, by Richard Powers

Jen Haddock, Associate Professor of Nautical Science: Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, by Alfred Lansing

Richard King, Visiting Associate Professor of Maritime History and Literature: Piano Tide, by Kathleen Dean Moore

Kara Lavender Law, Research Professor of Oceanography: Merchants of Doubt, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

Mark Long, Associate Dean for Academic Partnerships; Associate Professor of History and Social Science:  Vast Expanses: A History of the Oceans, by Helen Rozwadowski (SEA Alumna and SEA Academic Advisory Board member)

Craig Marin, Assistant Professor of Maritime Studies: Tuning the Rig: A Journey to the Arctic, by Harvey Oxenhorn

Audrey Meyer, Professor of Oceanography: The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, by Erik Larson

Chris Nolan, Assistant Professor of Nautical Science: Emergency Navigation, by David Burch

Elliot Rappaport, Professor of Nautical Science: On Almost Any Wind, Susan Schlee

Jeff Schell, Professor of Oceanography: The Invention of Nature - Alexander von Humboldt’s New World, by Andrea Wulf

Jeff Wescott, Assistant Professor of Anthropology: The Moor’s Account, by Laila Lalami

Kerry Whittaker, Assistant Professor of Oceanography: Annapurna, a Woman's Place, by Arlene Blum

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