An Evening with Deborah Cramer, Author of The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, An Ancient Crab, & An Epic Journey

Deborah Cramer, author, at Wingersheek Beach in Gloucester, MA, November 13, 2014. © 2014 Shawn G. Henry • 978.590.4869Event Date: November 3rd, 2015, 7:00-8:30pm in the MIIS Irvine Auditorium

Event Description: The Center for the Blue economy hosted Deborah Cramer, author and environmental activist to discuss her new book: The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey. Deborah accompanied tiny sandpipers, called red knots, along their extraordinary 19,000 mile annual migration. She tracked the birds on remote windswept beaches along the Strait of Magellan; bug-infested hunting preserves and gleaming oyster banks in South Carolina; and onto the icy Arctic tundra where they nest. In this lecture and slideshow presentation, Deborah gave her firsthand account of the tenacity of life along the sea edge, and an inspiring portrait of loss, resilience and renewal, and the courage of humans.

Read more: Deborah Cramer’s Website

Event Video: You can stream the video of the presentation below.

About Deborah Cramer and The Narrow Edge:


Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer-winning author of The Sixth Extinction, wrote that, "The Narrow Edge is at once an intimate portrait of the small red knot and a much larger exploration of our wondrous, imperiled world.” National Geographic Conservation Fellow Tom Lovejoy wrote that Cramer’s account is “more thrilling than the Kentucky Derby.”

You can learn more about the author, access interviews and previous publications at her website: