Dale Squires is a Senior Scientist with NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California and Adjunct Professor Economics at the University of California San Diego. He has worked with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, OECD, and WorldFish Center, been a visiting professor or scientist in Europe, Australia, Canada, and Asia, and has over 25 years of experience with developed and developing country fisheries in the U.S., Australia, Europe, and Asia.
It was the storm of the century, boasting waves over one hundred feet high—a tempest created by so rare a combination of factors that meteorologists deemed it "the perfect storm." In a book that has become a classic, Sebastian Junger explores the history of the fishing industry, the science of storms, and the candid accounts of the people whose lives the storm touched. The Perfect Storm is a real-life thriller that makes us feel like we've been caught, helpless, in the grip of a force of nature beyond our understanding or control.
Winner of the American Library Association's 1998 Alex Award.
In How Plants Work, horticulture expert and contributor to the popular blog The Garden Professors, Linda Chalker-Scott brings the stranger-than-fiction science of the plant world to vivid life. She uncovers the mysteries of how and why plants do the things they do, and arms the home gardener with fascinating knowledge that will change the way they garden.