Ocean Country is the story of how I learned . . .

that the entire planet is “ocean country” – a vast archipelago of continents and islands – because the life of the seas is so crucial to each and every form of life on earth.

It’s how I came to understand that the life of the seas was in peril and how that placed all life as we know it in peril.

But what I also learned was how possible it is to change the course of our collective lives,

if we have the audacity and the courage to face that perilous truth and work together.

Ocean Country is the story of these discoveries.

21% of royalties will be donated to conservation organizations


Why 21%? Because 21% is the percentage of oxygen in each breath we take and over half of that oxygen comes from plants and algae in the ocean. Every other breath is thanks to them.

A beautifully-written memoir that shows us the ocean through Cunningham’s eyes, with grief for what is lost, awe for what remains, and glimpses of future redemption.

— Roz Savage, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and author of Stop Drifting, Start Rowing

“Especially for those of us who live inland, this book comes as a great giftan overwhelming reminder of the ocean planet on which we live, with its great wonders and the risks it faces.”

— Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet





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