James Nestor

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James Nestor has written for Outside Magazine, Dwell Magazine, National Public Radio, The New York Times, Men's Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, and more. He is currently working on a narrative nonfiction science/adventure book tentatively titled DEEP: A Sea Odyssey (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). The book follows clans of extreme athletes, adventurers, and scientists as they plumb the limits of the ocean's depths and uncover weird and wondrous new discoveries that, in many cases, redefine our understanding of biology ― ours and sea's.

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The new science and the lost art of breathing

Covid-19 has been a wake up call for all us, especially those who have trouble breathing.

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Some 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water. Most of us have never spent much time below the ocean’s glittering surface.

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Some 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water. Most of us have never spent much time below the ocean’s glittering surface.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Some 70 percent  of the earth’s surface is covered by water. Most of us have never spent much time below the ocean’s glittering surface.

Deep Dive

Some 70 percent  of the earth’s surface is covered by water. Most of us have never spent much time below the ocean’s glittering surface.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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