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The world is blue : how our fate and the ocean's are one

Author: Sylvia A Earle
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2009.
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia A Earle
ISBN: 9781426205415 1426205414
OCLC Number: 297147687
Description: 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Bill McKibben --
Why care that the world is blue? --
Perspective --
The vision : limitless ocean bounty, infinite resiliency. Taking wildlife I : the mammals ; Taking wildlife II : the fish ; Taking wildlife III : the shellfish ; The ultimate garbage disposal --
The reality : the ocean is in trouble, therefore, so are we. Biodiversity loss : unraveling the fabric of life in the sea ; Drilling, mining, shipping, spilling ; Changing climate, changing chemistry --
Now is the time : opportunities for action. Exploring the ocean ; Governing the ocean ; Smart aquaculture ; Protecting the ocean --
TED talk --
Protected marine sites --
Chart assessing progress toward global marine protection targets --
Marine protected areas maps.
Responsibility: Sylvia A. Earle.

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This eloquent, urgent, fascinating book reveals how just 50 years of swift and dangerous oceanic change threatens the very existence of life on Earth.  Read more...

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