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The Ocean of Life

the fate of man and the sea

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This edition was published in by Viking Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (USA) in New York.

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Who can forget the sense of wonder with which they discovered as a child the creatures of the deep? In this vibrant hymn to the sea, one of the world's foremost conservation biologists, known as the "Rachel Carson of the fish world" (The New York Times), takes us back in time to tell the story of man and the sea, from the earliest traces of water on earth to the oceans as we know them today. If you spend time by the sea, you might have noticed that jellyfish are more common now, and fish are smaller and harder to find. But there's a lot more going on beneath the waves that you can't see. What Callum Roberts does in this powerful book is pull together all of the disparate strands of marine science to tell the story of the enormous transformation unfolding around us. The Ocean of Life considers the course of currents first discovered by Benjamin Franklin and the latest developments in ocean chemistry. It looks at pollution and noise pollution, rising tides and temperatures, industrial fishing and aquaculture. It covers everything from shrimp farming in China to the fate of sea fans on Caribbean reefs. It helps us understand how things that we think of in isolation are interconnected and offers clear insights into how we can and must change course. Because our oceans are changing faster than at any time in human history and we are the agents of that transformation. Passionate and persuasive, The Ocean of Life will appeal to readers of The Omnivore's Dilemma and Four Fish and to all grown-up kids who love the sea and want to share its pleasures with their children. - Jacket flap.

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Who can forget the sense of wonder with which they discovered as a child the creatures of the deep? In this vibrant hymn to the sea, one of the world's foremost conservation biologists, known as the "Rachel Carson of the fish world" (The New York Times), takes us back in time to tell the story of man and the sea, from the earliest traces of water on earth to the oceans as we know them today. If you spend time by the sea, you might have noticed that jellyfish are more common now, and fish are smaller and harder to find. But there's a lot more going on beneath the waves that you can't see. What Callum Roberts does in this powerful book is pull together all of the disparate strands of marine science to tell the story of the enormous transformation unfolding around us. The Ocean of Life considers the course of currents first discovered by Benjamin Franklin and the latest developments in ocean chemistry. It looks at pollution and noise pollution, rising tides and temperatures, industrial fishing and aquaculture. It covers everything from shrimp farming in China to the fate of sea fans on Caribbean reefs. It helps us understand how things that we think of in isolation are interconnected and offers clear insights into how we can and must change course. Because our oceans are changing faster than at any time in human history and we are the agents of that transformation. Passionate and persuasive, The Ocean of Life will appeal to readers of The Omnivore's Dilemma and Four Fish and to all grown-up kids who love the sea and want to share its pleasures with their children. - Jacket flap.

The Ocean of Life

the fate of man and the sea

This edition was published in by Viking Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (USA) in New York.


Table of Contents

Prologue
Part one : 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 two : 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
Appendixes.
Seafood with a clear conscience
Conservation charities working to protect ocean life

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
551.46
Library of Congress
CB465 .R62 2012

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
x, 405 p., [16] p. of plates
Dimensions
25 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25173574M
Internet Archive
oceanoflifefateo0000robe
ISBN 10
067002354X
ISBN 13
9780670023547
LC Control Number
2012000252

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