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World Is Blue How Our Fate and the Ocean's Are One

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ISBN-10: 1426206399

ISBN-13: 9781426206399

Edition: 2010

Authors: Sylvia A. Earle, Bill McKibben

List price: $18.95
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This book tie-in to National Geographic's ambitious 5-year ocean initiativefocusing on overfishingis written in National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle's accessible yet hard-hitting voice. Through compelling personal stories she puts the current and future peril of the ocean and the life it supports in perspective for a wide public audience.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.15" wide x 10.35" long x 1.05" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Sylvia Earle can lay claim to the titles marine botanist, environmentalist, businesswoman, writer, and deep-sea explorer. Of them all, the last is perhaps the one that most captures the imagination. She has spent more than 6,000 hours (over seven months) underwater. In 1979, she attached herself to a submarine that took her, at times as fast as 100 feet per minute, to the ocean floor 1,250 feet below. Dressed in a "Jim suit," a futuristic concoction of plastic and metal armor, she made the deepest solo dive ever made without a cable connecting her to a support vessel at the surface. This daring dive is comparable to the NASA voyage to the moon 10 years before. In 1984 Earle became the…    

Bill McKibben grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. He was president of the Harvard Crimson newspaper in college. Immediately after college he joined the New Yorker magazine as a staff writer, and wrote much of the "Talk of the Town" column from 1982 to early 1987. After quitting this job, he soon moved to the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. His first book, The End of Nature, was published in 1989 by Random House after being serialized in the New Yorker. It is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has been printed in more than 20 languages. Several editions have come out in the United States, including an updated version published in 2006. His…    

A View From the Gulf of Mexico: April-June 2010
Introduction: Why Care That the World Is Blue?
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
Farming the Ocean
Protecting the Ocean
About the Author
TED Talk
Congressional Testimony
Protected Marine Sites
Chart Assessing Progress Toward Global Marine Protection Targets
Marine Protected Areas Maps
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