Deborah Cramer, a visiting scholar at MIT’s Environmental Solutions Initiative, Deborah lives with her family at the edge of a salt marsh in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where she eagerly awaits the return of migrating birds in the spring. She’s the author of Great Waters, a natural history of the Atlantic (W.W. Norton), and Smithsonian Ocean: Our Water Our World, the companion to the Ocean Hall at the U.S. National Museum of Natural History. The Narrow Edge, her most recent book, received the 2016 Rachel Carson Book Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists, the 2016 Best Book Award from the National Academies of Science, and the 2016 Reed Award from the Southern Environmental Law Center, honoring “the power of writing to change hearts and minds”.
- This is your third book, how does it rank in your mind with the others?
- How did you come up with the title of the book?
- Why are the Red Knot Shorebird/Horseshoe crabs the new canaries in a coal mine.
- You describe the migration stops of the Red Knot rungs on a ladder.
- Review the story of the Red Knot and the Horseshoe crab and their connection.
- Does losing one more bird matter?
- The Ghost Trail
- You seem to maintain an overall positive outlook about what could be taken as a profoundly hopeless series of events. Can you tell use why?
- Challenges that you had to overcome to write this book?
- In your travels to research and report this story, What were the biggest surprises, or most memorable?
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