Ocean's End Travels through Endangered Seas: Travels Through Endangered Seas

Ocean's End Travels through Endangered Seas: Travels Through Endangered Seas

by Colin Woodard
     
 

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The Black Sea is already dead. Because of sea-level rise, an entire nation in the South Pacific, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, is being washed away. Throughout the Caribbean Sea, vast stretches of coral reef-called the "rainforests of the ocean" because of their diversity of life-are dying at increasingly rapid rates. The reefs along the entire north coast

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The Black Sea is already dead. Because of sea-level rise, an entire nation in the South Pacific, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, is being washed away. Throughout the Caribbean Sea, vast stretches of coral reef-called the "rainforests of the ocean" because of their diversity of life-are dying at increasingly rapid rates. The reefs along the entire north coast of Jamaica are dead. Ocean's End is not about the damage our oceans could suffer (and inflict) in ten or a hundred years, if we're not careful. It's an eyewitness account, in compelling and vivid detail, of the massive worldwide destruction that's already happened.

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Library Journal
This is a very disturbing book--and it's meant to be. Journalist Woodard gives us a wake-up call that our oceans are in trouble and that we have to act now if we are to save them and ourselves from destruction. In a manner reminiscent of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Woodard describes his journeys to a variety of endangered areas: the possibly already-destroyed Black Sea, the bleaching coral reefs of Belize and the Caribbean, the collapsing fisheries of Newfoundland and the North Atlantic, and the shrinking ice shelves of the Antarctic Peninsula. In addition to his own observations, Woodward includes a solid background of the history, politics, and science of each area of focus. He concludes with a prescription for the global action that must occur if we are to turn the problem around, and it is just possible that it can be done. Woodard has done his part by writing the book. Our first job is to get the book (and others like it) into our libraries and then into the hands and minds of our patrons. Highly recommended for libraries at all levels, especially public libraries.--Margaret Rioux, MBL/WHOI Lib., Woods Hole, MA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
Booknews
Woodard, a journalist specializing in global affairs, gives an eyewitness account of the state of the world's oceans and announces a call to action. After a year and a half spent crossing the world's seas, he tells a fascinating tale of fishermen and scientists, officials and activists, divers and sailors whose daily lives are spent confronting the ocean's problems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Lori Valigra
The book does, in its comprehensiveness, show us the magnitude of the problem and give us the motivation to act.
The Christian Science Monitor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465015719
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
767,524
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.89(d)
Lexile:
1250L (what's this?)

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Thomas E. Lovejoy
A fascinating odyssey of revelation about imperiled seas, and trenchant required reading for any citizen of the Ocean Planet. (Thomas E. Lovejoy - Counselor to the Secretary, Smithsonian Institution)

Meet the Author


Colin Woodard writes on global affairs for the Christian Science Monitor. A regular contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle and the Chronicle of Higher Education, his work has appeared in dozens of publications. He speaks Hungarian, French, and Russian and currently lives in Wiscasset, Maine, and Washington, D.C.

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