By Adria Carey Perez

As a voracious reader, I come across all kinds of interesting articles, books, and blogs. Every issue, I will share links to some of the best things I’ve found related to the issue’s theme: you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll scratch your head, and you’ll go away a little smarter.

I’m always looking for good recommendations, so contact me if you’ve got anything in mind. I include an extended list in my newsletter. As a subscriber, you will receive it direct to your inbox, so do sign up!


Barkskins: A Novel, by Annie Proulx
This (very large) book is a journey across time and place following the descendants of two French indentured servants who came to Canada in the 1600s. I had no idea the history of the lumber industry in North America could be so interesting, and so relevant to how we think about conservation today (especially that of forests and waterways). Plus, it’s amazingly written.


Five myths about oceans
No, the deep sea isn’t a lightless abyss.

Sometimes spending brings a bigger return than saving
We all get that nagging feeling that the money we want to spend on someone and something we love should be saved instead. Here’s a counterargument.

Derek Walcott, Poet and Nobel Laureate of the Caribbean, Dies at 87
Mr. Walcott’s intricately metaphorical poetry captured the physical beauty of the Caribbean, the harsh legacy of colonialism and the complexities of living and writing in two cultural worlds.

Shed a tear for the reefs
Until global warming is fully addressed, places like the Great Barrier Reef will signal the decline of the ocean environment.

The Pwo Ceremony on Satawal
A riveting description of a ceremony of the Pathfinder of the South Pacific.

In Hawaii, a Swimmer’s Communion With the Wild Ocean
“We swam in that heaving body of aquamarine, and what I remember most is the profound feeling that the ocean water had weight.”

Google Maps and ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Team Up to Highlight Climate Change in Greenland
Just the headline on this one is enough for me.


Island-Hopping Adventure in Southern Thailand with Kids
This is an adventure I’d love to try with my family.

Destination: Galapagos, Ecuador
This is an adventure I want to try on my own.