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Black Wave is a heartbreaking account of the environmental, social, and economic consequences of the spill that changed the lives of the people of Cordova, Alaska, forever.

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Book Data

ISBN: 9781603581929
Year Added to Catalog: 2009
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: DVD
Dimensions: Black and White Photos
Number of Pages: Video, Color
Book Publisher: 5 3/8 x 7 1/2
Old ISBN: 256 pages
Release Date: March 4, 2009
Web Product ID: 465

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Not One Drop and Black Wave: Set

by Riki Ott, Robert Cornellier

Foreword by John Perkins

In Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Author Riki Ott—a rare combination of commercial salmon "fisherm'am" and PhD marine biologist—describes firsthand the impacts of oil companies' broken promises when the Exxon Valdez spills most of its cargo and despoils thousands of miles of shore. Ott illustrates in stirring fashion the oil industry's 20-year trail of pollution and deception that predated the tragic 1989 spill and delves deep into the disruption to the fishing community of Cordova over the following 19 years. In vivid detail, she describes the human trauma coupled inextricably with that of the sound's wildlife and its long road to recovery.

For twenty years, Riki Ott and the fishermen of the little town of Cordova, Alaska, have waged the longest legal battle in U.S. history against ExxonMobil—the world's most powerful oil company. The documentary film Black Wave chronicles their story, a heartbreaking account of the environmental, social, and economic consequences of the spill that changed their lives forever.

About the Authors

Riki Ott

A commercial salmon "fisherma'am," Dr. Riki Ott (PhD in marine biology) experienced firsthand the devastating effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill—and chose to do something about it. Ott retired from fishing and founded three nonprofit organizations to deal with lingering harm. Her previous book on the spill is Sound Truth and Corporate Myth$. She lives in Cordova, Alaska.

In the News

Riki Ott talks to CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta about the toxic effects of crude oil and dispersant fumes: AC360°

The Health Threats to BP Gulf Oil Disaster Cleanup Crews: The ...

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Robert Cornellier

Writer, director, editor and producer Robert Cornellier made his documentary film debut in 1978. In 1995, with Patricio Henriquez and Raymonde Provencher, he formed the independent film production company Macumba International. In the ten years that followed, Robert co-produced and directed over twelve documentaries in the successful Living in the City series and eXtremis series. In 2008 he completed BLACK WAVE: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez, a feature film that focuses on the worst environmental disaster in North America: the Exxon Valdez oil spill.


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