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Earle, Sylvia A. 1935-

Works: 151 works in 289 publications in 1 language and 21,365 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Maps  Conference proceedings  Charts, diagrams, etc  Interviews  Atlases 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: GC21, 551.46
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The oceans by Ellen J Prager ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 2,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reveals the nature and science of everything from waves, tides and sea level change, to hurricanes, El Nino, and global warming, along with marine sediments, plate tectonics, and the astonishing myriad of life that populates the ocean
Defying ocean's end an agenda for action ( )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world is blue : how our fate and the ocean's are one by Sylvia A Earle ( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A silent spring for our era, this eloquent, urgent, fascinating book reveals how just 50 years of destructive--and ever accelerating--oceanic change threatens the very existence of life on Earth. Legendary marine scientist Sylvia Earle portrays a global ecosystem on the brink of irreversible environmental crisis unless we act immediately. Our time is running out, she warns, and nowhere is this clearer than in the seas, which cover three quarters of the planet's surface--a vast, virtually unexplored water world upon which every living thing depends" -- inside cover
Hello, fish! : visiting the coral reef by Sylvia A Earle ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An underwater explorer takes a tour of the ocean and introduces such fish as the damselfish, red lipped batfish, and brown goby. Famed oceanographer Dr. Sylvia A. Earle, who is called "Her Deepness" by the New York Times, shares her love of the sea in these factual, fun-filled observations of fish. Enchanting gobies pop out at the camera, jewel-like damselfish glimmer, a spotted stingray glides through the deep. Children will delight in greeting each fish as it's introduced. Large, close-up photographs by Wolcott Henry show each fish in its underwater home, and a map of the world's coral reefs is also included. Library of Congress Summary. An underwater explorer takes a tour of the ocean and introduces such fish as the damselfish, red lipped batfish, and brown goby. Bowker Authored Title code. Stunning photography is featured in a series of double-page spreads that introduce 12 fish that live in the waters around coral reefs. Annotation. A famed oceanographer takes a tour of the Coral Reef and introduces such creatures as the damselfish, red lipped batfish, and brown goby
Ocean : an illustrated atlas by Sylvia A Earle ( )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Delve into this underwater world with ocean experts Sylvia A. Earle and Linda K. Glover, who have devoted their lives to understanding the ocean and who share their insights in this atlas, along with those of 27 other scientists and specialists. Other stunning data and imagery are revealed by the skills of expert photographers, cartographers, and illustrators. Ocean: An Illustrated Atlas distills decades of research, firsthand observations, scientific data, and analyses and engages and informs all who may want to more deeply explore the nature of this blue planet." "Accompanying the text are more than 100 maps, including 5 extraordinary new maps showing the nature of the seafloor of the major ocean basins in detail not published before. More than 170 photographs and three dozen illustrations provide new ways of looking at this amazing place, with a perspective on the past, present, and future of the ocean and on how it relates to human economies, health, security, and the very existence of life."--Jacket
Sea critters by Sylvia A Earle ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines a variety of animals found in the sea, including jellyfish, worms, scallops, and squids
Exploring the deep frontier : the adventure of man in the sea by Sylvia A Earle ( Book )
5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sea change : a message of the oceans by Sylvia A Earle ( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Sea Change, Sylvia Earle makes it clear that we are currently in a time of pivotal significance regarding the decisions we make for the world's oceans. How we treat them now will determine the future health of the planet - and of our species." "To illustrate the current state of the seas, Earle takes readers on a wide-ranging journey, from the massive oil spills in Prince William Sound and the Persian Gulf, to whaling stations and toxic waste sites, to the Tokyo Fish Market, where thousands of tons of fish are sold daily. With these and other visions in mind, she concludes her book by offering a blueprint for change. Earle gives real suggestions for guaranteeing the survival of the seas, including the establishment of marine sanctuaries and protected areas, and the development of global policies recognizing the interdependence of life and the need for nations to agree on measures to protect and maintain the oceans." "Implementing these changes, says Earle, is crucial for our survival. She adds that while "no one really knows what the consequences will be of ocean dumping, overfishing, oil spills, whale kills, and thousands of other thoughtless actions that chip and gouge away at the healthy functioning of ocean systems, this much is certain: We have the power to damage the sea, but no sure way to heal the harm."" "Sylvia Earle is one of the world's leading advocates for safeguarding the earth's largest - and most vital - natural resource. Her adventures, and her sense of wonder and excitement about the living underwater world, open our eyes to the magnitude of our ignorance about the ocean and inspire us to protect it and respect its role in our lives."--BOOK JACKET
Oceans : dolphins, sharks, penguins, and more! : meet 60 cool sea creatures and explore their amazing watery world by Johnna Rizzo ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a variety of sea creatures and their homes, including dolphins, sharks, and sea turtles
Coral reefs by Sylvia A Earle ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brief introduction to coral reefs, including where they are found, how they grow, what lives in them, their importance, and efforts being made to protect and restore them
National Geographic atlas of the ocean : the deep frontier by Sylvia A Earle ( )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Internationally renowned deep-sea pioneer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia A. Earle, in consultation with experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is our peerless guide. This one-of-a-kind atlas immerses us in the infinite wonders of the world offshore through more than 150 cutting-edge maps, photographs, and satellite images. Atlas of the ocean lays bare a realm as challenging and untapped as space-and as vital to our existence as the air we breathe. Accompanying exquisite, up-to-the-minute maps, Earle's compelling text reveals the beauty and complexity of the ocean structure-past, present, and future-and explores its flora, fauna, and diverse phenomena, from giant squid and kelp to the smallest microbial bodies. Fascinating point maps take us into the planet's deepest abyss, the Mariana Trench along the planet's longest mountain chain, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge on the migration route of humpback whales and to a host of marine sanctuaries worldwide. An unequaled resource for both education and entertainment, Atlas of the Ocean also explores the progress of fascinating technological developments that will help scientists discover the ocean's innumerable uncharted regions and life-forms
Wild ocean : America's parks under the sea by Sylvia A Earle ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores America's twelve marine sanctuaries, from the relics of lost ships at Monitor Marine Sanctuary in North Carolina to the huge underwater cliffs in Monterey Bay, California
Stung! : on jellyfish blooms and the future of the ocean by Lisa-Ann Gershwin ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Our oceans are becoming increasingly inhospitable to life--growing toxicity and rising temperatures coupled with overfishing have led many marine species to the brink of collapse. And yet there is one creature that is thriving in this seasick environment: the beautiful, dangerous, and now incredibly numerous jellyfish. As foremost jellyfish expert Lisa-ann Gershwin describes in Stung!, the jellyfish population bloom is highly indicative of the tragic state of the world's ocean waters, while also revealing the incredible tenacity of these remarkable creatures. Recent documentaries about swarms of giant jellyfish invading Japanese fishing grounds and summertime headlines about armadas of stinging jellyfish in the Mediterranean and Chesapeake are only the beginning--jellyfish are truly taking over the oceans. Despite their often dazzling appearance, jellyfish are simple creatures with simple needs: namely, fewer predators and competitors, warmer waters to encourage rapid growth, and more places for their larvae to settle and grow. In general, oceans that are less favorable to fish are more favorable to jellyfish, and these are the very conditions that we are creating through mechanized trawling, habitat degradation, coastal construction, pollution, and climate change. Despite their role as harbingers of marine destruction, jellyfish are truly enthralling creatures in their own right, and in Stung!, Gershwin tells stories of jellyfish both attractive and deadly while illuminating many interesting and unusual facts about their behaviors and environmental adaptations. She takes readers back to the Proterozoic era, when jellyfish were the top predator in the marine ecosystem--at a time when there were no fish, no mammals, and no turtles; and she explores the role jellies have as middlemen of destruction, moving swiftly into vulnerable ecosystems. The story of the jellyfish, as Gershwin makes clear, is also the story of the world's oceans, and Stung! provides a unique and urgent look at their inseparable histories--and future."--Publisher's description
National Park Service science in the 21st century : a National Parks Science Committee report to the National Park System Advisory Board by United States ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best American science and nature writing 2013 by Siddhartha Mukherjee ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents fictional and non-fictional stories written by American authors that discuss topics in science and nature
Results of the Tektite Program, coral reef invertebrates and plants by Bruce B Collette ( Book )
6 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gulf of Mexico origin, waters, and biota ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oceanography ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the thousands of hours Sylvia Earle has spent under water, she has come to understand the vital role that plants and animals play in sustaining the ocean's ecosystem--and the necessity of healthy oceans for our own survival
Dive! : my adventures in the deep frontier by Sylvia A Earle ( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author relates some of her adventures studying and exploring the world's oceans, including tracking whales, living in an underwater laboratory, and helping to design a deep water submarine. Underwater explorer and ambassador for the ocean Dr. Sylvia A. Earle, named a Hero for the Planet by Time magazine, is well known for inspiring young people with her enthusiasm for the sea and its inhabitants. Children will follow along as the author goes ever deeper into the unknown, walking the seafloor in a diving suit named Jim and cruising in her submersible, Deep Rover. Lavish photography, a timeline, glossary, and index round out this in-depth look at the deep frontier. This photo-essay contains a spectacular view of underwater life as experienced by the author, an eminent marine biologist
The Worlds below ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A video journey exploring the undersea worlds of California's Monterey Bay
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Alternative Names
Earle, Sylvia 1935-
Earle, Sylvia A. 1935-
Earle, Sylvia Alice 1935-
سيلفيا أ. إيرل، 1935-
アール, シルヴィア A
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