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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 p. : ill., 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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The human impact on oceans and subsequently on climate change is effecting the future of the planet. Through personal stories, this book puts the peril of the ocean and its life in perspective.  Read more...

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