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Earle, Sylvia A. 1935-

Overview
Works: 149 works in 295 publications in 4 languages and 21,773 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Maps  Conference proceedings  Charts, diagrams, etc  Pictorial works  Guidebooks  Interviews  Atlases 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: GC21, 551.46
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The oceans by Ellen J Prager( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 2,197 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 by Linda K Glover( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 1,350 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 1,165 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
Ocean : an illustrated atlas by Sylvia A Earle( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,050 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 )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Arabic and held by 1,023 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 )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and Spanish and held by 1,005 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 999 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."--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 901 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 )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Chinese and English and held by 820 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 786 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
Stung! : on jellyfish blooms and the future of the ocean by Lisa-Ann Gershwin( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 684 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
Wild ocean : America's parks under the sea by Sylvia A Earle( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 639 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
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 368 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 331 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 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gulf of Mexico origin, waters, and biota( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue hope : exploring and caring for earth's magnificent ocean by Sylvia A Earle( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lyrical ode to the ocean marries the insights and inspiration of ocean advocate Sylvia Earle, and other experts and celebrities, with the world's most stunning photographs of beaches, coral reefs, and underwater life. All combine to express Earle's passionate message: Life depends on the ocean, and to save it we must love it. In seven essays, she recounts the milestones of a life spent pioneering and protecting the ocean. Supporting facts and maps bolster this book's clear and hopeful message: We can all play a role in keeping the heart of our planet alive
Oceanography( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 156 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
Spineless : portraits of marine invertebrates, the backbone of life by Susan Middleton( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Spineless, acclaimed photographer Susan Middleton explores the mysterious and surprising world of marine invertebrates, which represent more than 98 percent of the known animal species in the ocean. They are also astonishingly diverse in their shapes, patterns, textures, and colors--in nature's fashion show, they are the haute couture of marine life. This collection of more than 250 remarkable images is the result of seven years of painstaking fieldwork across the Pacific Ocean, using photographic techniques that Middleton developed to capture these extremely fragile creatures on camera. She also provides short essays that examine the place these invertebrates occupy on the tree of life, their vast array of forms, and their lives in the ocean. Scientist Bernadette Holthuis contributes profiles describing each species, many of them for the first time
 
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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

Languages
English (146)

Chinese (6)

Spanish (3)

Arabic (1)

Covers
Defying ocean's end an agenda for actionThe world is blue : how our fate and the ocean's are oneHello, fish! : visiting the coral reefOcean : an illustrated atlasSea crittersSea change : a message of the oceansOceans : dolphins, sharks, penguins, and more! : meet 60 cool sea creatures and explore their amazing watery worldCoral reefs