Veteran environmental activist and Whale Wars host Paul Watson offers in this interview a provocative and revolutionary view of the state of an environment in crisis. The planet may survive our environmental destruction, he argues, but humans may not. Focused on protecting oceans, preventing the loss of biodiversity, and promoting individual action, Watson’s singular call to arms challenges the typical talking points of the modern environmental movement.
Magnificent underwater photography and an engaging series of more that two dozen essays explore the extraordinary diversity and wonders of the planet's marine life in habitats ranging from tropical coral reefs to the polar seas, examining the various ocean environments, the plants and animals that live there, and the dangers that threaten Earth's marine life. 35,000 first printing.
A Story of Life, the Sea, and Dancing to the Fossil Record
Author: Bradford Matsen
This is the paperback edition of the great pop-paleontology book with the fabulous art that inspired a show that toured the nation's natural history museums. In its own way it has inspired many people to take a new look at the fossil record and imagine creatures and things as they might have been—a blend of word and image unlike any other. From the Trade Paperback edition.
With more than 200 gorgeous animal photos of sharks, whales, clown fish, jelly fish, dolphins, and others, Animal Planet Ocean Animals is a fun, habitat-by-habitat guide that provides kids in the first years of schooling with the perfect bite-sized view of their favorite ocean-dwelling animals. Arranged thematically with focus on animal behavior and family relationships, young readers will explore sections about animal bodies, baby animals, food, play time, conservation and more. Special book features designed for this age group include Quick Bites sidebars with cool animal facts, simple infographics, and illustrated maps of Earth's watery environments.
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A portion of the proceeds will benefit Animal Planet's R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond.) project which partners with leading animal organization to make the world a better place for domestic and wild animals.
Imagine two boys building a rocket ship and flying it into space. If that sounds fantastic, you should see what lies in store Eric Clay after his father and the rest of the crew of the great research submarine Cyclops go missing. Their adventure represents Earth's first contact with an alien civilization and the beginning of a major turn in world history.
Spanning from the arctic to the tropics, from large-scale views of Australia’s barrier reef to close-up images of sea turtles, Man and Sea is a compelling, entirely unique journey through a fascinating world. Spectacular aerial images by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and striking underwater photographs by Brian Skerry offer a top-to-bottom tour of the world’s oceans, while the enlightening text covers the sea’s critical mechanisms, from currents to food chains. Inspiring interviews of some of the world’s most respected researchers and activists also offer cutting-edge insight into the many challenges, such as overfishing and pollution, facing the oceans today. Exploring the critical and ever-evolving relationship between mankind and the ocean, Man and Sea is an unforgettable portrait of the global issue of sustainable development. Praise for Man and Sea: “Mr. Skerry’s Technicolor image of hard corals on the Kingman Reef far out in the Pacific and Mr. Bertrand’s shot of the pale sand of Whitsunday Island near the Great Barrier Reef are cool and timeless portraits of treasures we might easily think limitless.” —The Editors, Wall Street Journal
Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Oceans cover two-thirds of our planet, holding 97 per cent of the earth's water. But oceans are much more than vast expanses of water. Beneath the deep waters lie mountains and volcanoes. Oceans are teeming with lifeâ€”both plants and animals. Explore the oceans of the world and learn how they remain full of water, how they influence the climate, the web of life they support, and the dangers posed by pollution and climate change.
Bubbles Up plunges you into the world's oceans with longtime divers, Judy Hemenway and Paul Mila. Join them in the South Pacific and meet 30-ton whales eye to eye, dive into the Caribbean surrounded by hungry sharks, and turn back time as you explore a World War II Pacific wreck. Float serenely amidst the rainbow-colored sea life of a California pinnacle. Feel the thrill of an eagle ray flyby in Cozumel, Mexico, and experience the rush of a barracuda feeding frenzy. Whether you are a diver, snorkeler, or simply an ocean lover rejuvenated by a beach stroll or a swim in the surf, you will enjoy immersing yourself in these fascinating stories. SPECIAL OFFER: Purchasing the paperback automatically qualifies you to order the Kindle version for FREE in Kindle's MatchBook Program. Enjoy over 70 spectacular Bubbles Up photos in color on your Kindle.
Cosmology, Geology, and the Evolution of Life and Environment
Author: Cesare Emiliani
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The next few decades are likely to witness deep environmental crises, crises we will be able to cope with only through a clear understanding of the complex, delicate system of which we are part. Fortunately, the great advances made in all fields of science since World War II make it possible to reconstruct the entire life history of the world we live in, from the Big Bang to the present, and thus to understand how the system works. This book presents a global picture of our world - how it originated, how it evolved, how it works - and provides the background necessary to assess ways to stabilize it. Although the science is rigorous and quantitative, the book is written in an informal style and is readily accessible to anyone with a knowledge of high-school algebra.
'Nobody grows old living a number of years; people grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.' When Crispin Latymer hit 50 he had a 'What now?' moment - and decided he wanted to sail the Atlantic solo. But he was no intrepid adventurer - Latymer was an ordinary sailor, used to cruising the coasts of the UK, who wanted to do something memorable before he was too old. His voyage turned into an epic. Only two days into his trip, Latymer was caught by Tropical Storm Delta. During the following 23 days he also broke two ribs, was followed by pirates in a scary incident off the Mauritanian coast, and then broke a toe. He describes it all as 'magical'. Writing in an understated, inspirational way that speaks to ordinary sailors just like himself, Crispin's captivating story will encourage other cosy cruisers to break out of their comfort zone and dare to push their boundaries to where the ocean meets the sky.