Imperiled Ocean Book

Imperiled Ocean

  • Author : Laura Trethewey
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781643132778

Imperiled Ocean Excerpt :

On a life raft in the Mediterranean, a teenager from Ghana wonders whether he will reach Europe alive. A young chef disappears from a cruise ship, leaving a mystery for his friends and family to solve. A water-squatting community battles eviction from a harbor in a Pacific Northwest town, raising the question of who owns the water. Imperiled Ocean is a deeply reported work of narrative journalism that follows people as they head out to sea. What they discover holds inspiring and dire implications for the life of the ocean, and for all of us back on land. As Imperiled Ocean unfolds, battles are fought, fortunes made, and lives are lost. Behind this human drama, the ocean is growing ever more unstable, threatening to upend life on land. We meet a biologist tracking sturgeon who is unable to stop the development and pollution destroying the fish’s habitat, he races to learn about the fish before it disappears. Sturgeon has survived more than 300 million years on earth and could hold important truths about how humanity might make itself amenable to a changing ocean. As a fisher and scientist, his ability to listen to the water becomes a parable for today. By eavesdropping on an imperiled world, he shows a way we can move forward to save the oceans we all share.

The Ocean Book

The Ocean

  • Author : Chris Dixon
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2021-04-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 1452158665

The Ocean Excerpt :

The Ocean: A Handbookis a treasure trove of information and inspiration for anyone with an abiding love for the ocean. This beautiful book features short-subject deep dives ontopicslike science, sailing, kayaking, surfing, diving, survival, and much more. From experienced seafarers to ocean novices, for those about to ride their first wave, stand-up paddle on a dive, find a simple "one pan" galley recipe, or identify a bird that landed on the bow,The Oceanis rich with how-to advice and instruction. * Features expert consultation and entertaining asides about the sea * Filled with more than 200 informative and evocative illustrations * A compilation of miscellany and delight for the ocean lover InThe Ocean, a sense of respect and wonder for the ocean come together under a foil-stamped and textured cover. This handsomely packaged volume is the go-to guide for anyone captivated by the wonder, power, and mystery of the sea. * An entertaining, authoritative, and captivating guide to all activities involving the sea * The ultimate gift book for sailors, fishers, surfers, beachcombers, and ocean lovers everywhere * Perfect for people who live in coastal areas, those who love the ocean, sailing, and ships, and anyone captivated by the power and mystery of the sea * Add it to the shelf with books likeSAS Survival Handbook by John Wiseman,Dangerous Book for Boysby Conn Iggulden, andCabin Pornby Beaver Brook.

The Ocean Book Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

The Ocean Book

  • Author : Frank Sherwin
  • Publisher : New Leaf Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2004-06-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614581628

The Ocean Book Excerpt :

The oceans may well be Earth's final frontier. These dark and sometimes mysterious waters cover 71 percent of the surface area of the globe and have yet to be fully explored, Under the waves, a watery world of frail splendor, foreboding creatures, and sights beyond imagination awaits. The Ocean Book will teach you about: Giant squid and other "monsters" of the seas Centuries of ocean exploration Hydrothermal vents The ingredients that make up the ocean Harnessing the ocean's energy Icebergs Coral reefs Ships, submarines, and other ocean vessels The major ocean currents El Nino, whirlpools, and hurricanes Harvesting the oceans' resources Whales, dolphins, fish, and other sea creatures Learning about the oceans and their hidden contents can be exciting and rewarding. The abundance and diversity of life, the wealth of resources, and the simple mysteries there have intrigued explorers and scientist for centuries. A better understanding of our oceans ensures careful conservation of their grandeur and beauty for future generations, and leads to a deeper respect for the delicate balance of life on planet Earth.

Living by the Ocean Book

Living by the Ocean

  • Author : Phaidon Press
  • Publisher : Phaidon
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1838663274

Living by the Ocean Excerpt :

An exhilarating collection of today's most remarkable homes built in awe-inspiring coastal locations around the world White-sand beaches, jaw-droppingly sheer cliff faces, and secret coves are just some of the stunning sites of the architect-designed contemporary houses featured in this celebration of incredible residences that exist in harmony with the extraordinary power of the ocean. With such unique residences as light-houses, homes built into rocky clifftops, and even rooms that are totally underwater, this inspirational collection includes spectacular homes across the globe including prime examples in countries across 6 continents, from Australia, Canada, Chile, Fiji, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, to the UK and USA. In glorious color with dazzling images throughout, this book brings together the finest examples of residential coastal architecture from 47 of the world's most revered architects, such as Elemental, Ryue Nishizawa, Pezo von Ellrichshausen, and Fearon Hay as well as a host of lesser-known creative studios. Each home featured is showcased by glorious exterior and interior photography, and each shares a profound connection to the raw and thrilling beauty of the sea and the shore line around it.

Planet Ocean Book

Planet Ocean

  • Author : Patricia Newman
  • Publisher : Millbrook Press ™
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781728411385

Planet Ocean Excerpt :

"Books like this one help lead the way to a better climate future for all inhabitants of Mother Earth. We are all in this together!" — Jeff Bridges, Academy Award winner and environmentalist A little more than 70 percent of Planet Earth is ocean. So wouldn’t a better name for our global home be Planet Ocean? You may be surprised at just how closely YOU are connected to the ocean. Regardless of where you live, every breath you take and every drop of water you drink links you to the ocean. And because of this connection, the ocean’s health affects all of us. Dive in with author Patricia Newman and photographer Annie Crawley—visit the Coral Triangle near Indonesia, the Salish Sea in the Pacific Northwest, and the Arctic Ocean at the top of the world. Find out about problems including climate change, ocean acidification, and plastic pollution, and meet inspiring local people who are leading the way to reverse the ways in which humans have harmed the ocean. Planet Ocean shows us how to stop thinking of ourselves as existing separate from the ocean and how to start taking better care of this precious resource.

Ocean Challenge Book

Ocean Challenge

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Oceanography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822032641730

Ocean Challenge Excerpt :

Deep in the Ocean Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Deep in the Ocean

  • Author : Lucie Brunellière
  • Publisher : Abrams Appleseed
  • Release Date : 2019-05-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 14
  • ISBN 10 : 1419733567

Deep in the Ocean Excerpt :

A scientific team has boarded the submarine Oceanos to explore the ocean's depths. Suddenly, it gets caught in a violent storm, causing it to drift thousands of miles off-course. From the glittering surface of the sea to the darkness of the abyss, Deep in the Ocean takes readers on a bewitching journey through fascinating waters--some warm, colorful, and crowded with sea creatures, others mysterious and turbulent. Six colors of ink (including neon pink and metallic silver) are used throughout, and a free downloadable soundtrack allows readers to feel even more fully immersed in this beautiful underwater world. Find it at

The Outlaw Ocean Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

The Outlaw Ocean

  • Author : Ian Urbina
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2019-08-20
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451492951

The Outlaw Ocean Excerpt :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A riveting, adrenaline-fueled tour of a vast, lawless, and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas. There are few remaining frontiers on our planet. But perhaps the wildest, and least understood, are the world's oceans: too big to police, and under no clear international authority, these immense regions of treacherous water play host to rampant criminality and exploitation. Traffickers and smugglers, pirates and mercenaries, wreck thieves and repo men, vigilante conservationists and elusive poachers, seabound abortion providers, clandestine oil-dumpers, shackled slaves and cast-adrift stowaways—drawing on five years of perilous and intrepid reporting, often hundreds of miles from shore, Ian Urbina introduces us to the inhabitants of this hidden world. Through their stories of astonishing courage and brutality, survival and tragedy, he uncovers a globe-spanning network of crime and exploitation that emanates from the fishing, oil, and shipping industries, and on which the world's economies rely. Both a gripping adventure story and a stunning exposé, this unique work of reportage brings fully into view for the first time the disturbing reality of a floating world that connects us all, a place where anyone can do anything because no one is watching.

The Specific Ocean Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Specific Ocean

  • Author : Kyo Maclear
  • Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2015-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 9781894786355

The Specific Ocean Excerpt :

A young girl does not want to go away for summer vacation; she wants to stay in the city with her friends. But after a few days at the beach, she falls under the ocean�s spell and begins to wonder how she can bring it and its magic back home with her. A lyrical, thoughtful look at the deep connection to be made with the natural world.

The Ocean Ranger Book

The Ocean Ranger

  • Author : Susan Dodd
  • Publisher : Fernwood Books Limited
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 1552664643

The Ocean Ranger Excerpt :

Reflecting on Canada’s worst sea disaster since World War II, this chronicle captures the 1982 sinking of the oil rig Ocean Ranger, which took the entire crew of 84 men—including the author’s brother—down with it. The memory of this tragic event gradually faded into a sad story about a terrible storm, relegated to the “Extreme Weather” section of the news archives. Resurrecting this disaster from the realm of history, this study maps the sociopolitical processes of its aftermath, when power, money, and collective hopes for the future transformed a story of corporate indifference and betrayal of public trust into a “lesson learned” by a heroic industry. This book acts as a navigational resource for other disaster aftermaths—including that of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico—as well as a call for vigilant government regulation of industry in all its forms.

Indian Ocean Book

Indian Ocean

  • Author : Akhtar Majeed
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Indian Ocean
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015013533412

Indian Ocean Excerpt :

Colour and Light in the Ocean Book

Colour and Light in the Ocean

  • Author : Victor Martinez-Vicente
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2020-03-26
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN 10 : 9782889634217

Colour and Light in the Ocean Excerpt :

CLEO publications in Frontiers in Marine Science Foreword Josef Aschbacher, Director of ESA’s Earth Observation Programmes Satellite data have drastically changed the view we have of the oceans. Covering about 70% of Earth’s surface, oceans play a unique role for our planet and for our life – but large areas remain unexplored and are difficult to reach. Since the 1980s, Earth-orbiting satellites have helped to observe what is happening at the ocean surface. Sensors like CZCS, AVHRR, SeaWifs and MODIS provided the first ocean colour data from space. Starting in 2002, ESA's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) on-board the environmental satellite Envisat, provided detailed information on phytoplankton biomass and concentrations of other matter in the global oceans. These satellite observations laid the groundwork for studying the marine environment and how it responds to climate change, and the research community has since delivered information on the variability of marine ecosystems. Part of this work is reflected in this stunning collection of peer-reviewed publications presented at the workshop, Colour and Light in the Ocean from Earth Observation (CLEO), held at ESA’s ESRIN site in Frascati, Italy, on 6–8 September 2016. The event attracted more than 160 participants from all over the world, including remote sensing experts, marine ecosystem modelers, in-situ observers and users of Earth observation data. Scientifically, the meeting covered applications in climate studies over primary productivity and ocean dynamics, to pools of carbon and phytoplankton diversity at global and regional scales. It also demonstrated the potential of Earth observation and its contribution to modern oceanography. Looking to the future, new satellites developed by ESA under the coordination of the European Commission will further our scientific and operational observations of the seas. With Sentinel-3A in orbit and its twin Sentinel-3B following in 2017, there is a

Indian Ocean Futures Book

Indian Ocean Futures

  • Author : Timothy Doyle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-04-19
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315467436

Indian Ocean Futures Excerpt :

Indian Ocean studies, which once lagged behind studies of the Atlantic and the Pacific, is an important emerging academic field which has come into its own. In the next fifty years, the Indian Ocean Region will become very significant as a result of enormous demographic changes. What was the Ocean of the South is rapidly becoming the Ocean of the Centre, the Ocean of the Future. Curtin University, Western Australia, has a long and distinguished history of engagement with the Indian Ocean region and with Indian Ocean Studies, and its Australia-Asia-Pacific Institute of Curtin University continues to maintain a focus on the Indian Ocean -past, present and future. This book examines a number of themes emerging from its 2014 Conference entitled "Indian Ocean Futures", which attracted some of the best Indian Ocean region scholars. The conference connected humanities, social sciences and scientific disciplines; this book collects some of the preeminent works focused on geo-strategic, cultural, environmental security and human security themes. The book is also an important contribution to the building of academic diplomacy in the region – that is to say, it contributes to region-building by creating epistemic communities and networks between government, the private sector, and academia throughout the region. Through the pursuit of academic diplomacy, academics are capable of pursuing research goals which enhance governmental, business, and civil society objectives of the day. This book was previously published as a special issue of the Journal of the Indian Ocean Region.

The Security of Sea Lanes of Communication in the Indian Ocean Region Book

The Security of Sea Lanes of Communication in the Indian Ocean Region

  • Author : Dennis Rumley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317399933

The Security of Sea Lanes of Communication in the Indian Ocean Region Excerpt :

First published in 2007, this book focuses on the security of sea lanes of communication. It was a joint publication between the Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) and the Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG) and is an important book for three particular reasons. First, it takes a step forward in identifying key policy themes that can be applied to interstate cooperation around the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Second, the particular theme discussed is not only central to the economic well-being of Indian Ocean countries, but also to many of the world’s most important trading states, and finally the various discussions within the book raise a host of issues to which regional as well as non-regional policy-makers should give serious consideration.