Ice memory

Exploring the human and natural histories of Antarctica’s sea ice Presentation by Dr Joy McCann to ANU Research Roadshow, November 2020 I am mesmerised by sea ice. It is neither land nor sea, but something else entirely. Below me, invisible currents stir delicate white crystals of ice, pushing them together until they curl up at … More Ice memory

A few environmental history activities of late

Things have been a bit quieter lately while I’ve been settling into my new life in Tasmania. However, I’ve managed to contribute to a few projects in recent months, including: . Expert contributor to audio guide for State Library of NSW ‘Mapping the Pacific’ exhibition, Sydney, July-October 2021 . N Bax, C Novaglio, KH Maxwell … More A few environmental history activities of late

New review of Wild Sea

Review: McCann “The Southern Ocean” 021 Sep 2020Australia, Book Reviews, Environmental History, Ocean history, Ocean Science, Oceanography and environmental monitoring, Polynesia, South Atlantic, South Pacificby Meaghan Walker Joy McCann. Wild Sea: A History of the Southern Ocean. University of Chicago Press, 2019. ISBN: 9780226622385, Hardback $28.00USD, 256 pages, 9 colour plates, 8 halftones, and 8 maps. By Erin Becker In Wild Sea: A History of the … More New review of Wild Sea

‘A view to krill: the first history of the most remote ocean’

Review by Lucy Jakub for Harper’s Magazine, March 2020 Discussed in this essay: Wild Sea: A History of the Southern Ocean, by Joy McCann. University of Chicago Press. 256 pages. $28.The Curious Life of Krill: A Conservation Story from the Bottom of the World, by Stephen Nicol. Island Press. 216 pages. $30.Vanishing Fish: Shifting Baselines and … More ‘A view to krill: the first history of the most remote ocean’