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The author and journalist Alanna Mitchell talks to Joseph Planta about her new book, Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis (McClelland & Stewart, 2009).


Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis by Alanna Mitchell. (McClelland & Stewart, 2009)

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Sea Sick


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

The current state of the world’s oceans is given a critical, timely, and important examination in a new book: Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis. Everything about the ocean is being altered the species within them, the ocean’s temperature, acidity, volume, and circulation, among other aspects. The book’s author Alanna Mitchell joins me now. A former environmental reporter for the Globe and Mail, she travelled the world’s oceans to see first hand what’s happening. It’s an authoritative account. Tim Flannery writes that it is a ‘riveting book of revelations.’ It is published by McClelland and Stewart and retails for $32.99. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Alanna Mitchell; Good morning, Ms. Mitchell.


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Alanna Mitchell website: http://www.alannamitchell.com

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