Alanna Mitchell

Award-winning Canadian science journalist.

Whenever I give talks about Malignant Metaphor, people ask me how its two main characters are doing. My brother-in-law, John Patterson, was diagnosed in 2010 with melanoma. My daughter, Calista Michel, in 2012. The update: John’s cancer returned with a vengeance in late 2015. He developed a large melanoma tumor in his back, deeply embedded in …

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“It is often said that our oceans are less understood than the surface of the moon. Alanna Mitchell’s informative and deeply moving book gives a wonderful portrait of a global marine ecosystem that desperately needs both greater popular understanding and international protection against looming catastrophe.” —-Mark Lynas, Environmentalist and author of ‘Six Degrees’.”