Ocean of Life The Fate of Man and the Sea
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Description: A Silent Spring for oceans, written by "the Rachel Carson of the fish world" (The New York Times)Who can forget the sense of wonder with which they discovered the creatures of the deep? In this vibrant hymn to the sea, Callum Roberts—one of the world’s foremost conservation biologists—leads readers on a fascinating tour of mankind’s relationship to the sea, from the earliest traces of water on earth to the oceans as we know them today. In the process, Roberts looks at how the taming of the oceans has shaped human civilization and affected marine life.We have always been fish eaters, from the dawn of civilization, but in the last twenty years we have transformed the oceans beyond recognition. 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. Like Four Fish and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Ocean of Life takes a long view to tell a story in which each one of us has a role to play.
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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/24/2012
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
|Four and a Half Billion Years|
|Food from the Sea|
|Fewer Fish in the Sea|
|Winds and Currents|
|Life on the Move|
|Dead Zones and the World's Great Rivers|
|The Age of Plastic|
|The Not So Silent World|
|Aliens, Invaders, and the Homogenization of Life|
|Pestilence and Plague|
|Ecosystems at Your Service|
|Farming the Sea|
|The Great Cleanup|
|Can We Cool Our Warming World?|
|A New Deal for the Oceans|
|Saving the Giants of the Sea|
|Preparing for the Worst|
|Epilogue: The Sea Ahead|
|Seafood with a Clear Conscience|
|Conservation Charities Working to Protect Ocean Life|