Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them

Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them

by Ted Danson, Mike D'Orso
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Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them by Ted Danson, Mike D'Orso

Most people know Ted Danson as the affable bartender Sam Malone in the long-running television series Cheers. But fewer realize that over the course of the past two and a half decades, Danson has tirelessly devoted himself to the cause of heading off a looming global catastrophe--the massive destruction of our planet's oceanic biosystems and the complete collapse of the world's major commercial fisheries.

In Oceana, Danson details his journey from joining a modest local protest in the mid-1980s to oppose offshore oil drilling near his Southern California neighborhood to his current status as one of the world's most influential oceanic environmental activists, testifying before congressional committees in Washington, D.C., addressing the World Trade Organization in Zurich, Switzerland, and helping found Oceana, the largest organization in the world focused solely on ocean conservation.

In his incisive, conversational voice, Danson describes what has happened to our oceans in just the past half-century, ranging from the ravages of overfishing and habitat destruction to the devastating effects of ocean acidification and the wasteful horrors of fish farms. Danson also shares the stage of Oceana with some of the world's most respected authorities in the fields of marine science, commercial fishing, and environmental law, as well as with other influential activists.

Combining vivid, personal prose with an array of stunning graphics, charts, and photographs, Oceana powerfully illustrates the impending crises and offers solutions that may allow us to avert them, showing you the specific courses of action you can take to become active, responsible stewards of our planet's most precious resource--its oceans.

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ISBN-13: 9781609613983
Publisher: Rodale
Publication date: 03/15/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 41 MB
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About the Author

TED DANSON's versatility in both television and film makes him one of the most accomplished and credible actors today. From his first feature film roles in Joseph Wambaugh's The Onion Field (1979) and Lawrence Kasdan's Body Heat (1981) to his starring role in the television series Cheers, Ted Danson has captivated audiences worldwide with his equally sensational dramatic and comedic performances. Danson also starred in HBO's Bored to Death and appeared on the critically acclaimed legal drama Damages on FX, as well as HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. In addition to winning two Emmys and three Golden Globe Awards throughout his career, Danson has been nominated for twelve Emmys, eight Golden Globes, and one SAG Award.

MICHAEL D'ORSO's work includes fifteen books; seven have been bestsellers and three have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

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Ryan_Gainey More than 1 year ago
This nookbook is the perfect gift for that person we all know that would embrace environmentalism if they could just be shown how practical it is. Environmentalism doesn't have to be about hugging trees or falling in love with rare owls. It can simply be about self-preservation. This book shows us why we depend on nature's balance for our very existence.
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