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Song for the blue ocean : encounters along the world's coasts and beneath the seas

Author: Carl Safina
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 1999, ©1998.
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"To understand the connections between the sea and our own survival, Carl Safina, a world-respected scientist and fisherman, probes for truth in this tour of the oceans and their peoples. Part odyssey, part pilgrimage, this epic personal narrative follows the author's exploration of coasts, islands, reefs, and the sea's abyssal depths. Carl Safina takes readers on a global journey of discovery beneath the world's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Safina
ISBN: 0805046712 9780805046717 0805061223 9780805061222
OCLC Number: 36640757
Notes: "A John Macrae book."
First Holt Paperbacks Edition 1999 - - t. p. verso.
Description: xvii, 458 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Book one : Northeast. The Gulf of Maine --
Ogunquit --
Cape Cod Bay --
Shores of three continents --
South of Block --
Book two : Northwest. Yaquina Head --
Yachats --
Valley of Giants, mountains of gods --
On the ground --
Astoria --
Columbia Gorge --
The Dalles and Umatilla --
Golden State --
Book three : Far Pacific. Malakal --
Korror --
Ollei --
Hong Kong --
Sulu --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Carl Safina.

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Sounding a warning about the decline of the world's marine resources due to commercial fishing and other causes, this book considers the imminent extinction of some species.  Read more...

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"Safina's Song is the Silent Spring for our time. The book is a page turner. But unlike the phantasmagorical novels of Michael Crichton or Peter Benchley, where a little science is thrown in to give Read more...

 
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