The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean's Are One

The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean's Are One

The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean's Are One

The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean's Are One


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This book tie-in to National Geographic's ambitious 5-year ocean initiative—focusing on overfishing—is written in National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle's accessible yet hard-hitting voice. Through compelling personal stories she puts the current and future peril of the ocean and the life it supports in perspective for a wide public audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426206399
Publisher: Disney Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 473,040
Product dimensions: 9.24(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Known worldwide as the Ambassador for the Ocean, Sylvia Earle is also TIME magazine's first "Hero for the Planet" and National Geographic's first Explorer in Residence. She is former NOAA Chief Scientist, and the first person to walk untethered at the lowest depth ever—1, 250 feet. She is a major force in the establishment and growth of the world's marine sanctuaries and was personally responsible for convincing President Bush that the recently named sanctuary in Hawaii should be protected. She is founder and director of Deep Ocean Research and Exploration, which designs instruments for deep-sea exploration. She is author of 15 books on the ocean.

Table of Contents

Foreword Bill McKibben 6

A View From the Gulf of Mexico: April-June 2010 8

Introduction: Why Care That the World Is Blue? 15

Perspective 23

I The Vision: Limitless Ocean Bounty, Infinite Resiliency

Taking Wildlife I-The Mammals 29

Taking Wildlife II-The Fish 53

Taking Wildlife III-The Shellfish 79

The Ultimate Garbage Disposal 101

II The Reality: The Ocean is in Trouble: Therefore, so are we

Biodiversity Loss: Unraveling the Fabric of Life in the Sea 119

Drilling, Mining, Shipping, Spilling 139

Changing Climate, Changing Chemistry 159

III Now is the Time: Opportunities for Action

Exploring the Ocean 185

Governing the Ocean 203

Farming the Ocean 221

Protecting the Ocean 241

Acknowledgments 260

About the Author 262

TED Talk 264

Congressional Testimony 271

Protected Marine Sites 286

Chart Assessing Progress Toward Global Marine Protection Targets 302

Marine Protected Areas Maps 304

Bibliography 308

Web Links 316

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