When David Fisichella started doing the book tour circuit to promote his book, Seven-Tenths: Love, Piracy, and Science at Sea, UnderCurrent Productions writer Elise Hugus knew this story could be told in more than two dimensions.
In this audio slideshow, David reads from his funny and, at times, frightening book, while photos illustrate life aboard a research vessel. He tells the tale of a man who changes his life after meeting a blind oceanographer named Amy Bower, who invites him to act as her eyes on research cruises exploring the world’s oceans.
In exotic offshore locales in the Gulf of Aden, the Seychelles, and the Galapagos Islands, David endures a run-in with Somali pirates, persistent seasickness, and a bizarre initiation rite on his first crossing of the equator. But he also finds love and an appreciation for those who study the 7/10ths of the Earth that is covered by water.
A lifejacket is recommended while watching this slideshow!