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Book Title: The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean's Are One|
The author of the book: Sylvia A. Earle
Date of issue: October 12th 2010
ISBN 13: 9781426206399
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 992 KB
Edition: National Geographic
Read full description of the books The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean's Are One:In The World is Blue, Sylvia Earle draws upon her formidable experience of marine exploration to describe the vital role oceans play in the life support system that is the earth. Sylvia has had the most amazing life: Explorer-in-residence for the National Geographical Society, Recipient of the TED prize, marine biologist since the 60's and with an amazing list of submersible deep sea dives, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience that she brings to this book.
This is, I believe, one of the most effortlessly readable books describing the complex systems that are our magnificent, mysterious and intriguing oceans. The early chapters talk of the history of humanity's use of ocean resources, followed by a clear, level headed discussion of why the ocean is in trouble now. The results for humanity if the ocean fails are outlined and if you are not too depressed to keep reading, what follows is a hopeful and encouraging list of the things that we can do, that we should do and the ones we are doing.
In general, books dealing with the state of the planet can be quite disheartening, Sylvia Earle manages to write about the topic in a way that, I think, does not hold out false hope or unnecessary encouragement but at the same time manages to leave me with a positive feeling. This is no mean talent, Sylvia's love of and fascinating with the Marine part of this world leave the enchantment of the 'Blue' part of the planet firmly embedded in the reader and I think this contributes to make this a most valuable book. The animals and habitats that she has encountered through her years as a marine scientist weave themselves through the text so that the beauty and fascination are present throughout.
In fact, I found this book so amazing, with so many resources, links and further reading options that I bought it even though the original I got from the library. I finished reading it a while back, knew I wanted to own it, to loan it to people who I think would enjoy it, to re-read it, to follow the links and stock up on the incredible amount of information that resides between the covers. I am only reviewing it now since I waited for my brand new copy here before re-reading portions of it, reviewing and shelving. There is often not much we can do to encourage the world to be the way we want it to, but personal purchasing power has got to count for something.
Read information about the authorSylvia A. Earle is an American oceanographer, aquanaut, and author.
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