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The ocean of life : the fate of man and the sea

Author: Callum Roberts
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2013, ©2012. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Putting our exploitation of the seas into historical context, Roberts offers a devastating account of the impact of modern fishing techniques, pollution, and climate change, and reveals what it would take to steer the right course while there is still time.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Callum Roberts
ISBN: 9780143123484 0143123483 9780670023547 067002354X
OCLC Number: 820123617
Notes: Originally published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin 2012.--T.p. verso.
Published in Penguin Books 2013.--T.p. verso.
Description: x, 405 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1. Changing seas : Four and a half billion years --
Food from the sea--
Fewer fish in the sea --Winds and currents --
Life on the move --
Rising tides --
Corrosive seas --
Dead zones and the world's great rivers --
Unwholesome waters --
The age of plastic --
The not so silent world --
Aliens, invaders, and the homogenization of life --
Pestilence and plague --
Mare incognitum --
Ecosystems at your service --
Part 2. Changing course : Farming the sea --
The great cleanup --
Can we cool our warming world? --
A new deal for the oceans --
Life renewed --
Saving the giants of the sea --
Preparing for the worst --
Epilogue : The sea ahead --
Appendix 1. Seafood with a clear conscience --
Appendix 2. Conservation charities working to protect ocean life.
Responsibility: Callum Roberts.

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Putting our exploitation of the seas into historical context, Roberts offers a devastating account of the impact of modern fishing techniques, pollution, and climate change, and reveals what it would take to steer the right course while there is still time.

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