Social Science

Eating the Ocean

Author: Elspeth Probyn

Publisher: Duke University Press

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Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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In Eating the Ocean Elspeth Probyn investigates the profound importance of the ocean and the future of fish and human entanglement. On her ethnographic journey around the world's oceans and fisheries, she finds that the ocean is being simplified in a food politics that is overwhelmingly land based and preoccupied with buzzwords like "local" and "sustainable." Developing a conceptual tack that combines critical analysis and embodied ethnography, she dives into the lucrative and endangered bluefin tuna market, the gendered politics of "sustainability," the ghoulish business of producing fish meal and fish oil for animals and humans, and the long history of encounters between humans and oysters. Seeing the ocean as the site of the entanglement of multiple species—which are all implicated in the interactions of technology, culture, politics, and the market—enables us to think about ways to develop a reflexive ethics of taste and place based in the realization that we cannot escape the food politics of the human-fish relationship.
Young Adult Fiction

Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean

Author: Kirsty Murray

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

View: 125

Nineteen contributors from India and Australia—including Printz Award–winning author Margo Lanagan and New York Times bestsellers Justine Larbalestier and Samhita Arnir—team up to create a “rare treat of speculative literature” in this groundbreaking feminist collection that “bursts with imagination” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). A post-apocalyptic Little Red Riding Hood. Girls and boys turning the tables on creepy old cat-callers. Female pirates rescuing abused women. A futuristic cooking show. These are just a few of the stories told in Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean, a feminist speculative fiction collection, born of a collaboration between Australian and Indian writers. Finding themselves inspired to action after crimes against women dominated national conversations, the editors of this collection paired writers and illustrators from India and Australia together to write stories, graphic novels, and even a play that reimagine what girls can be and see themselves as. The results are stunning. Some of the authors worked together, some wrote stories along a similar theme, but all seventeen stories blend magical realism and self-confidence in a powerful and inspiring way.
Marine animals

The Ocean World

Author: Louis Figuier

Publisher:

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Category: Marine animals

Page: 615

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Juvenile Nonfiction

Good Eating: The Short Life of Krill

Author: Matt Lilley

Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 547

A fun exploration of a tiny animal at the base of the ocean food chain Just 2 inches long full-grown, this little guy is the foundation of the Southern Ocean food chain... “Hi. What are you? You appear to be an egg. You are an egg sinking. For many days, you sink. You sink a mile down, and you keep sinking down… down… until…” The unidentified narrator follows one krill among billions as it pursues its brief existence, eating and eating while metamorphosing from one thing into another and trying to avoid being eaten. Questions and advice are hurled at the krill on every page, but the krill never responds—because, after all, krill can’t talk, and this is nonfiction. Krill are the largest animals able to catch and eat phytoplankton, and they in turn are eaten by the largest animals ever to live on earth—blue whales—as well as by seals, penguins, and a host of others. In other words, krill are really good at eating, and they make really good eating. And that makes them the most important animals in the high-latitude oceans. As in The Whale Fall Café, Dan Tavis’s illustrations combine scientific accuracy with Nemo liveliness and humor. Our star krill is so good at gobbling up phytoplankton that he turns green, so we can pick him out from the crowd racing to escape a penguin’s beak or a blue whale’s gaping maw. The book has been reviewed and endorsed by global krill expert Dr. Stephen Nichol, and the manuscript earned an honorable mention in Minnesota’s McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers. Helpful backmatter is included. The Good Eating manuscript won an honorable mention in Minnesota’s McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers. Technical review and endorsement from Dr. Stephen Nichol, adjunct professor at the University of Tasmania and author of The Curious Life of Krill.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Ocean A Children's Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 791

From the shimmering surface to the darkest depths, this breathtaking visual encyclopedia presents our blue planet as never before. Stunning photography, accessible information, and fascinating facts are spilling over in this essential guide to the oceans. Take a dip in all the world's waters to experience their incredible diversity. Make a splash in the icy Arctic waters before warming up in the tropical Indian Ocean. Experience the super size of mighty whales compared to swarms of tiny krill. Cast your eyes to the skies to see circling sea birds before diving down to meet mysterious creatures of the deep. Awash with comprehensive information and fascinating detail, Ocean: A Children's Encyclopedia is the perfect choice for school projects, marine enthusiasts, and water babies everywhere.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Little Monsters of the Ocean

Author: Heather L. Montgomery

Publisher: Millbrook Press ™

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

View: 466

Everyone knows that butterflies and frogs go through metamorphosis. But a number of sea creatures do too! Experienced science writer Heather L. Montgomery explores wacky details in the life cycles of some of the world's most bizarre and fascinating ocean animals in this fresh spin on a highly curricular topic.

Sustaining Seas

Author: Elspeth Probyn

Publisher:

ISBN:

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Page: 349

View: 931

Why read Sustaining Seas? It is as simple as this: the seas sustain all life. This edited book emerges from conversations across several disciplines, and including practitioners of different specialities (artists, writers, planners, policy makers) about how to sustain the seas, as they sustain us. Sustaining Seas: Oceanic space and the politics of care aims to build a better understanding of what it means to care for aquatic places and their biocultural communities. The book is truly interdisciplinary and brings together a wide range of authors including, academics from diverse fields (architecture, science, cultural studies, law), artists, fisheries managers, and Indigenous Traditional Owners. It provides readers with new theoretical framings, as well as grounded case studies with a wide geographical and cultural breadth. This book assumes that understanding complexity, including social, cultural, ecological and economic interconnections, is crucial to any solution. Sustaining the seas is one of the most pressing global challenges for the planet and all her inhabitants. How to do justice to this challenge is an exigency for all scholars, and how to represent the oceans is a guiding theme in the book that is addressed by scholars, artists, and practitioners.

Kid's Box American English Level 6 Teacher's Resource Pack with Audio CD

Author: Kate Cory-Wright

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Page: 144

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Kid's Box is a six-level course for young learners. Bursting with bright ideas to inspire both teachers and students, Kid's Box American English gives children a confident start to learning English. It also fully covers the syllabus for the Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) tests. This Resource Pack contains extra photocopiable activities to reinforce and extend each unit of the Student's Book, allowing teachers to cater for mixed-ability classes, as well as tests suitable for YLE preparation. It is accompanied by an Audio CD complete with songs, listening exercises and tests. Level 6 completes the Flyers cycle (CEF level A2).
Marine pollution

Plastic Pollution in the Marine Environment

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Navigation

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Category: Marine pollution

Page: 498

View: 353