Review: A Grown-Up Guide to Oceans by Ben Garrod

Title: A Grown-Up Guide to Oceans

Author: Ben Garrod

Genre: Nonfiction 

Length: 3h 5min

Read: March 8, 2021

4 stars – It was really good
4 stars – It was really good

Professor Ben Garrod returns to discuss the evolution of the ocean and how it leads to life. With six episodes, Garrod takes you through an oceanic journey from the beginning of life to present day. 

This was a good follow up to A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs considering dinosaurs started in the water. I enjoyed this dive into the history and science of evolution. It was slightly technical at parts but it didn’t hinder my enjoyment of learning about the ocean’s evolution.

One of my favorite parts of Garrod’s audiobooks is that he interviews various marine scientists with each chapter and you can hear their passion and enthusiasm for the topic. They really help bring this history to life, as well as what the future might bring.  I found the part about the cuttlefish experiment very interesting and love that we are learning about current experiments being done to marine life. 

Overall, this was a great audiobook and a great general overview of the evolutionary process of the ocean. 

Goodreads / Amazon

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