Islands Under Fire: The Improbable Quest to Save the Corals of Puerto Rico

Islands Under Fire: The Improbable Quest to Save the Corals of Puerto Rico

by Kevin McCarey

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ISBN-13: 9780757053979
Publisher: Square One Publishers
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Kevin McCarey is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker whose films have been shown on the National Geographic Channel, PBS, NBC, and the Turner Networks. He is also a published author. Raised in New York's Hudson Valley, Kevin McCarey attended SUNY Maritime College. During the Vietnam War, he served as a deck officer aboard merchant ships carrying "booze and bombs" to the war zone. These misadventures are recounted in Oceans Apart: The Wanderings of a Young Mariner. Later, McCarey took a job as boat captain of a research vessel in Puerto Rico. There he took part in the efforts to stop the bombing of Culebra. This led to work as an oceanographer on a variety of expeditions from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific. Since 1996, McCarey has traveled the world for National Geographic Television and Films. He has written, directed, and supervised and/or produced some eighteen films on subjects ranging from giant squid to the lions of the Kalahari. He also teaches filmmaking at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Table of Contents

Dedication Praise vii

Acknowledgments xi

Prologue xv

Chapter 1 El Capitán 1

Chapter 2 Paradise Lost 13

Chapter 3 Navigational Hazards 23

Chapter 4 Love and Anarchy 33

Chapter 5 Jurutungo 41

Chapter 6 The Governor Gets the Ass 53

Chapter 7 Yesterday 65

Chapter 8 Whirling World 75

Chapter 9 Spit in the Ocean 87

Chapter 10 Gardens of Stone 93

Chapter 11 Rio Loco 107

Chapter 12 Luminous Spirits 121

Chapter 13 Deviation 137

Chapter 14 Rain 153

Chapter 15 La Chalupa 169

Chapter 16 Prospero's Isle 189

Chapter 17 Triggerfish 201

Chapter 18 Flamenco 211

Chapter 19 Parrandas 227

Chapter 20 Redemption 237

Epilogue 249

Selected Bibliography 261

About the Author 263

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Islands Under Fire: The Improbable Quest to Save the Corals of Puerto Rico 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Maslovat More than 1 year ago
Islands Under Fire is a Caribbean adventure tale; a wild boat-ride of a book, full of funny, fascinating characters that come to life on the page. El Capitán McCarey and the crew of the RV Maroho survive adventures--from sinking by boat-plug to shelling by the US Navy—and overcome impossible odds to preserve the rich and fragile ecosystem of the Puerto Rican island of Culebra. That rarest of literary triumphs, an exciting environmental saga with a happy ending.