Silver Donald Cameron

Welcome to Silver Donald Cameron’s blog! Dr Cameron is the author of 19 books and of many plays, films, magazine articles, radio and TV scripts. He is currently the host and executive producer of and of its feature documentary, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. In 2019, he was appointed the first Farley Mowat Chair in Environment at Cape Breton University, where he earlier served as professor, dean and writer-in-residence. He currently teaches an on-campus/online course called Green Rights.

The Living Beach re-visited


In 1998, I published The Living Beach, my most extensive piece of environmental writing — an account of the fascinating dance of wind, sand and water that makes beaches, live, grow, shrink, die and adapt. The book won a bunch of awards, but when the publishing house was sold to a multinational corporation it instantly went out of print.  (The hardcover is still available from my author website,

I 'm now preparing to re-issue The Living Beach as an e-book, a project that brought me back to the whole subject of beaches. Tucked away in the files was an engaging little piece about our emotional relationships with beaches, called "The Most Glorious Beach in the World." I've just posted it in the Green Pieces blog at The Green Interview.