This poignant tribute to the beauty of coral reefs sheds light on the destruction of global reef ecosystems and the climate science behind the conservation efforts to save them.
Broken into three parts—Discovering Corals, Wonder and Devastation, and Searching for Hope—and told through a series of gripping stories, author and documentarian David Alexander Baker takes readers on a global adventure to the front lines of an unfolding ecological crisis.
More than half of the world's coral reefs have been destroyed in the past fifty years due to the climate crisis. The Lost Continent helps readers gain a deeper understanding of coral reefs and why they are vital to the health of our oceans—and the survival of our planet—and highlights the incredible conservation and restoration strides being made around the world.
With over 60 breathtaking photographs of coral reefs spanning from Colombia to Australia to the Florida Keys readers will be moved both by the majesty of nature and the urgency to preserve and restore these great cities of the seas.
About the Author
David Alexander Baker is a writer, photographer, and filmmaker. His feature documentaries include Saving Atlantis, American Wine Story, and Three Days of Glory. He's the author of the critically acclaimed novel Vintage, and his fiction and nonfiction have appeared in a range of publications. He leads a media production team at Oregon State University where he has covered research projects around the world. He lives in Oregon.