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What to read while you’re at sea: Southern Fried Science’s favorite ebooks for a multi-month research cruise

AndrewThumbUntil March 9, 2013, I’ll be at sea. I love that phrase. At sea. For this expedition, we’re leaving from Jamaica, returning to Antigua, and spending several days on a research program separate from ours. I have a lot of travel and a little downtime to look forward to. When I started going to sea almost a decade ago, this meant that I carried a couple books and dozens of research papers, and traded them around with the rest of the science team, the crew, and the ship’s library.

Now, thanks to kindles and other e-readers, I can carry entire libraries with me, loading them up with all the books I want to read and stockpiling thousands of research papers. This. Is. Awesome.

So, if you find yourself with a kindle and a long stretch of travel time, consider checking out some of my favorite ebooks. I’ve read  all of these over the last year and they all look great on an e-reader. This reading list should keep you occupied during the quieter moments of your travels.

Singles

Science and Conservation

Science Fiction

Ocean Adventures

Social and Political

Poetry

Feel free to recommend your favorite ebooks in the comments below.


Deep-sea biologist, population/conservation geneticist, backyard farm advocate. The deep sea is Earth's last great wilderness.


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