• Title: Full Fathom Five: Ocean Warming and a Father's Legacy
  • Released: 2013-10-15
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 272
  • ASIN: B00FF8X3EW
Review “In combining cherished recollections of his upbringing by a playboy turned scientist father with revelations from the Academy’s diving team about climate change–related underwater devastation, Chaplin sounds a very distinctive environmental warning that will affect his readers on many levels.” (Booklist)

“Gordon Chaplin’s new book is a fascinating read. It is both a gruesome memoir and an intriguing account of a science expedition. I loved it. Buy it and put some fun in your life.” (Jim Harrison, author of The River Swimmer and other books)

“With stunning nautical, observational, and narrative skill, Gordon Chaplin has created a uniquely personal and intimate portrait. . . . An inviting, threatening, and richly informative tale of rarely observed fish community structures in the Bahamas, Full Fathom Five is also an immensely moving recollection of Chaplin’s ultimately triumphant relationship with his daring, difficult father.” (Thomas Byrne Edsall, Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and author of The Age of Austerity)

“A unique picture of the effects of climate change. Readers aware of the abuse of our marine environments will find the conclusions as well as the techniques of their study most interesting. Finally, let me repeat one of my favorite encomiums for a book: 'It’s a good read!'” (Stan Waterman, International SCUBA Diving Hall of Fame)

“Gordon Chaplin’s wonderfully written account of updating [his father Charles’s and Jim Bohlke’s] work fifty years later is not only a significant scientific contribution in its own right but the touching tribute of a son’s ultimately successful quest to shoulder his father’s important legacy.” (Dr. John E. Randall, Senior Ichthyologist Emeritus, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii)

“Like donning a dive mask and entering a tropical world of color, clarity, and mystique, opening Full Fathom Five is a gateway into another world. . . . . A must read!”” (Dr. Carole Baldwin, Curator of Fishes, Smithsonian Institution)

“Gordon Chapin dives into the past, present, and future of the ocean with eloquence, deep personal insight, and a message relevant for all people everywhere. With care, there is hope that the reefs and fishes that abounded in the Bahamas half a century ago will be as richly diverse and abundant in the seas of the future” (Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer in Residence)

“Gordon Chaplin has given us his inside stories on the many challenges and frustrations of mounting collecting expeditions today and the important scientific insights that the resampling of fishes and coral reef habitats have yielded.” (John G. Lundberg, Chaplin Chair and Curator of Ichthyology, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia)

“Full Fathom Five is a strange and beautiful specimen pulled up from the deep—part study of fish diversity in the Caribbean, part scientific report on the health of coral reefs threatened by climate change, and part memoir of the author’s father, sister, and wife. Together they make a book that is touching and troubling by turns, but always full of life.” (Tom Powers, author of Heisenberg's War)

“Wonderfully written . . . Not only a significant scientific contribution in its own right but the touching tribute of a son’s ultimately successful quest to shoulder his father’s important legacy.
” (Dr. John E. Randall, Senior Ichthyologist Emeritus, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii)

“A unique picture of the effects of climate change. Readers aware of the abuse of our marine environments will find the conclusions as well as the techniques of the study most interesting. And finally, it’s a good read!” (Stan Waterman, International SCUBA Diving Hall of Fame.)

“A uniquely personal and intimate portrait [and] an inviting, threatening, and richly informative tale of rarely observed fish community structures in the Bahamas.
” (Thomas Byrne Edsall, Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and author of The Age of Austerity)

“[Dark Wind is] A harrowing memoir of adventure, disaster, guilt, and the subsequent anguished search for understanding.” (Publishers Weekly)

“[Dark Wind] is the kind of memoir . . . that makes readers feel they are not just reading a book but reviewing a life.” (The New York Times)

About the Author Gordon Chaplin was a journalist in the Saigon bureau of Newsweek and at Bangkok World, the Baltimore Sun, and the Washington Post. He has also worked in sea conservation with the group Niparaja and since 2003 has been a research associate at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. He is the author of several books, including Dark Wind: A Survivor’s Tale of Love and Loss. He lives with his wife and daughter in New York City and Hebron, New York.

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