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Oceans (Media tie-in)

The Threats to Our Seas and What You Can Do to Turn the Tide

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More than 75 percent of the globe is covered by the oceans. It is sometimes difficult to understand why it is called Planet Earth rather than Planet Ocean. Since half the worlds human population lives within a stones throw of an ocean coastline, the oceans health is increasingly important. Rich with resources and potentialas a source of renewable energy, new drugs, drinking waterfor years we have treated them as both infinite and undamageable. But they are not. Over-fishing, climate change, pollution, acidification, and more have put the worlds oceans and marine life at great risk. Oceans gathers some of the most insightful visionaries, explorers, and ocean lovers marine biologists, politicians, environmentalists, fishermen, sportsmen, deep divers, and morein a unique anthology, in which each speaks to a unique aspect of our worlds most dimly understood dimension.

Author Biography

Jon Bowermaster is a filmmaker and the author of ten books. A six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council, his 2007-2008 Antarctic expedition was the final in his OCEANS 8 project, which over the past decade has taken him and his teams around the world by sea kayak. When not on the sea, Bowermaster lives in Stone Ridge, New York.
Release date Australia
April 13th, 2010
Contributors
Edited by Jon Bowermaster Edited by Participant Media
Pages
336
Illustrations
2-colour throughout, 1 map
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
PublicAffairs,U.S.
Dimensions
156x235x23
ISBN-13
9781586488307
Product ID
4076619

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