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The world is blue : how our fate and the ocean's are one
Earle, Sylvia A., 1935-
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Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2009]

Physical Description:
303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
"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 seas, which cover three quarters of the planet's surface--a vast, virtually unexplored water world upon which every living thing depends" -- inside cover.
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.
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