Tessa Hill and Eric Simons

In conversation with Terry Sawyer about At Every Depth: Our Growing Knowledge of the Changing Oceans
Tessa Hill Eric Simons Terry Sawyer Hog Island At Every Depth Columbia university press point reyes books
Monday, April 8, 2024 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Hog Island Oyster Co.
20215 Shoreline Hwy
Marshall, CA 94940



Authors Tessa Hill and Eric Simons join Terry Sawyer of Hog Island to discuss At Every Depth: Our Growing Knowledge of the Changing Oceans (Columbia UP).

Registration is limited to 60 attendees. $5 of each ticket will be donated to the Marin Community Foundation’s Climate Resiliency program.

Visit Eventbrite to reserve your spot. Please direct ticketing queries to Hog Island Oyster Company.

Copies of At Every Depth will be available to purchase on-site via Point Reyes Books.

About At Every Depth

"The greatest strength of At Every Depth is its storytelling. Tales of scientific investigation join explorations of Indigenous peoples’ connection to the sea and how ocean changes affect tradition and communities. The authors at once provide information and inspire with emotion." -- Ellen Prager, author of Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Oceans' Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter

The world's oceans are changing at a drastic pace. Beneath the waves and along the coasts, climate change and environmental degradation have spurred the most radical transformations in human history. In response, the people who know the ocean most intimately are taking action for the sake of our shared future. Community scientists track species in California tidepools. Researchers dive into the waters around Sydney to replant kelp forests. Scientists and First Nations communities collaborate to restore clam gardens in the Pacific Northwest.

In At Every Depth, the oceanographer Tessa Hill and the science journalist Eric Simons profile these and other efforts to understand and protect marine environments, taking readers to habitats from shallow tidepools to the deep sea. They delve into the many human connections to the ocean--how people live with and make their living from the waters--journeying to places as far-flung as coral reefs, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and the Arctic and Antarctic poles. At Every Depth shares the stories of people from all walks of life, including scientists, coastal community members, Indigenous people, shellfish farmers, and fisheries workers. It brings together varied viewpoints, showing how scientists' research and local and Indigenous knowledge can complement each other to inform a more sustainable future. Poignantly written and grounded in science, this book offers a narrative perspective on the changing oceans, letting us see how our relationships to the oceans are changing too.

About the Authors

Tessa Hill is a professor in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at the University of California, Davis, who teaches and researches oceanography and climate change. She is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and she was awarded the Rachel Carson Lecture by the American Geophysical Union.

Eric Simons is a science writer who was a longtime editor at Bay Nature magazine. He is the author of Darwin Slept Here (2009) and The Secret Lives of Sports Fans (2013). In addition to writing about science, nature, and the ocean, he teaches high school math.

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ISBN: 9780231199704
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Published: Columbia University Press - February 13th, 2024