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Last Updated: Nov 27, 2016
Join us on Tuesday, November 29th for an evening with author Susan Casey. The program will start at 6:00 p.m. in the Jackson Center Wilderness Room. The event is free and open to the public. Casey is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist and former editor-in-chief of “O, The Oprah Magazine.” She has served as editor-in-chief of Sports Illustrated Women and editor-at-large for Time Inc. As creative director for Outside magazine, she was part of the editorial team that developed the stories behind the bestselling books “Into Thin Air” and “The Perfect Storm,” as well as the movie “Blue Crush.”
Get acquainted with the author by listening to this interview on NPR's Fresh Air.
All three of Casey's books will be available for purchase as part of the event. Learn a little about each title below.
Voices in the Ocean
From Amazon: "Inspired by a profound experience swimming with wild dolphins off the coast of Maui, Susan Casey set out on a quest to learn everything she could about these creatures. Her journey takes her from a community in Hawaii known as “Dolphinville,” where the animals are seen as the key to spiritual enlightenment, to the dark side of the human-cetacean relationship at marine parks and dolphin-hunting grounds in Japan and the Solomon Islands, to the island of Crete, where the Minoan civilization lived in harmony with dolphins." Published 2016
From Publisher's Weekly: Casey traveled "across the world and into the past to confront the largest waves the oceans have to offer. This dangerous water includes rogue waves south of Africa, storm-born giants near Hawaii, and the biggest wave ever recorded, a 1,740 foot-high wall of wave (taller than one and a third Empire State Buildings) that blasted the Alaska coastline in 1958. Casey follows big-wave surfers in their often suicidal attempts to tackle monsters made of H2O, and also interviews scientists exploring the danger that global warning will bring us more and larger waves." 2011
The Devil's Teeth
From Booklist: "Each September a group of great white sharks gathers off Farallon Islands--a 211-acre, 10-island archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, 27 miles off San Francisco--and remains there for about three months. For 15 years, biologists Scot Anderson and Peter Pyle have studied them and concluded that the same sharks return to the same location each year. These islands--protected as a national wildlife refuge--are the only place where it's possible to study their behavior naturally in the wild." 2006 publication