To all chapter communicator subscribers - Since we migrated our list to freelists, we've had trouble with mail attachments. I'll be looking into how to allow attachments, as right now, the service does not seem to support them. The previous message from me regarding Donal O'Brien's congratulations to Carl Safina was accompanied by a copy of the cover and some review excerpts from Dr. Safina's new book, "Eye of the Albatross." The book was published next month - I've attempted to copy the bulk of the attachment here below - keep in mind it doesn't look quite so good as it does in the attachment. EYE OF THE ALBATROSS: Visions of Hope and Survival by Carl Safina Henry Holt Co., publisher US$27.50, hardcover May 2002 416 pages (ISBN 0-8050-62889) Dazzling...a stunningly intimate portrait of an environment. -Publisher's Weekly In this beautifully written work, Safina blends history and science to offer, in a seamlessly telescoped style, first an ecosystem, then a species, and finally one bird, the last as compellingly drawn as the protagonist of a novel. The general reader cannot fail to be pulled deeply into natural history by reading it. -Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University An awestruck yet intelligent study of the great seabird and its environs, by award-winning ocean ecologist Safina (Song for the Blue Ocean, 1998) ... a briskly companionable account of days in the albatrosses' midst. -Kirkus Reviews Safina focuses on the qualities of peace and tranquility in nature ... a refreshing approach to natural history writing. -Library Journal "Eye of the Albatross" brings us into a world few have visited, let alone understand. Safina opens our eyes while opening our hearts to the noble journey of a single albatross across a vast blue ocean. -Roger Rufe, President, The Ocean Conservancy Few scientists have the feel for these magnificent denizens of the marine world, for the oceans themselves, or indeed for our entire planet, as does Carl Safina. We are privileged to have another wonderful book from him. -Paul R. Ehrlich, author of Human Natures Safina makes it possible to experience the ocean's fragility and resilience in touching, unforgettable ways through the brilliant use of "Amelia," an inspirational albatross. This is so much more than a nature book-it is a life lesson. -Vikki Spruill, Executive Director, SeaWeb Safina transports the reader to some of the most remote places on the globe, giving us a birds-eye view of the beauty therein. -Ellen Pikitch, Wildlife Conservation Society ... an inspirational journey. Through the eyes of Amelia we experience her ocean realm in all its beauty and complexity. -Kathryn S. Fuller, President, World Wildlife Fund You are subscribed to Chapter-Communicator. To unsubscribe, send email to chapter-communicator-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, //www.freelists.org/list/chapter-communicator.