A famed oceanographer takes a tour of the Coral Reef and introduces such creatures as the damselfish, red lipped batfish, and brown goby.
Through compelling personal stories Sylvia Earle puts the current and future peril of the ocean and the life it supports in perspective for a wide public audience.
Explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society, oceanographer Earle adds blue to the green movement by explaining the importance of the earth's ocean to the health of its life. She begins by setting out the conventional vision of the ocean's limitless bounty for harvesting wildlife and infinite resiliency as the ultimate garbage disposal. Then she explains how the ocean is suffering from biodiversity loss, drilling, mining, shipping, spilling, and changing climate and chemistry. The final section surveys opportunities for reversing the tide by exploring and governing the ocean, smart aquaculture, and protective measures. Annotation c2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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