The Ocean of Life

The Fate of Man and the Sea

Author: Callum Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101583568

Category: Science

Page: 432

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A Silent Spring for oceans, written by "the Rachel Carson of the fish world" (The New York Times) Who can forget the sense of wonder with which they discovered the creatures of the deep? In this vibrant hymn to the sea, Callum Roberts—one of the world’s foremost conservation biologists—leads readers on a fascinating tour of mankind’s relationship to the sea, from the earliest traces of water on earth to the oceans as we know them today. In the process, Roberts looks at how the taming of the oceans has shaped human civilization and affected marine life. We have always been fish eaters, from the dawn of civilization, but in the last twenty years we have transformed the oceans beyond recognition. Putting our exploitation of the seas into historical context, Roberts offers a devastating account of the impact of modern fishing techniques, pollution, and climate change, and reveals what it would take to steer the right course while there is still time. Like Four Fish and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Ocean of Life takes a long view to tell a story in which each one of us has a role to play.
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Ocean of Life

Author: Callum Roberts

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1846143950

Category: Science

Page: 400

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In this revelatory book, Callum Roberts uses his lifetime's experience working with the oceans to show why they are the most mysterious places on earth, their depths still largely unexplored. In The Ocean of Life we get a panoramic tour beneath the seas: Why do currents circulate the way do? Where exactly do they go? How has the chemistry of the oceans changed? How polluted are we making them? Above all, Roberts reveals the richness of their life, and how it has altered over the centuries. The oceans are now under unprecedented threat. Not only does Roberts show how we are fishing our oceans to extinction, crucially, he explains how this directly affects our lives on land. Ninety-five percent of habitable space on earth lies in the oceans, and marine plants produce half the world's oxygen; the oceans themselves absorb vast quantities of carbon dioxide. The life they support is now in the balance. The Ocean of Life should galvanise debate worldwide. Roberts shows how we can arrest and reverse the damage we are doing. Tantalisingly, it is within our grasp to restore the life of the oceans. There is still time.
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Sailboat: Sailing Through the Ocean of Life

Sailing Through the Ocean of Life

Author: Ratka Bogdan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465368817

Category: Poetry

Page: 105

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Sailboat is a book of heartfelt poetry that grabs the readers curiosity, first with the outcome of the book, and then with the originality of the author. In the universal motifs and messages, found throughout the poems of Ratka Bogdan, one senses a rich and diversified life, which is spread across three continents. Nevertheless, the birthplace, that beautiful homeland, as with most authors, is never-ending eternal love... Danilo Maric, author of The Mystic Best Man Rarely does it happen in a first poetry publication for these four sides of poetry - its east, north, west and south, to be found in the same place! When these four things (loneliness, travel, love, and finding yourself ) are found in one place, the poet is evidently in his/her own center. And its a great sign for the start of an interesting poetic journey, whose future results are to be expected. Prof. Dr. Venko Andonovski, author of The Navel of The World The gift of this poetry is that it reminds us that although the details of our experiences are different, the emotions we feel about them are universal. With simple, beautiful language, these poems create images that conjure the familiar feelings of love, loss, joy, longing and acceptance. Let it quietly slip into your heart and connect you with the stream to which we all belong. Staci Backauskas, author of The Fifth Goddess
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Ocean of life

visions of India and the Himalayan kingdoms

Author: Marilyn Silverstone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 71

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Gathers photographs of the people of India, Sikkim, Bhutan, and Nepal, and shows shrines, monasteries, wedding ceremonies, and prayer banners
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Waves on the Ocean of Life

A Dalriadian Tale

Author: F. Marshall

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781113495723

Category: History

Page: 334

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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National Ocean Conference

Oceans of Commerce, Oceans of Life : June 11-12, 1998, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Coastal zone management

Page: 240

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Bouquet of Life

A Drop from the Ocean of Divinely Guided Poems

Author: Bobby Bansal

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 177067358X

Category:

Page: 176

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Poetry book helps people find identity and heal. Unless you do not know who you are, you cannot make a difference in your life and in this world. With the turmoil, chaos and uncertainty in our world, it becomes a challenge to stay positive in thought and deed. If you are looking to heal your life and make your life more positive, this book can help you in many ways. The divinely guided poems in this book serve as an inspirational and artistic guide to explore your spirituality and bring forth new awareness to discover your true self. Each poem will cause a pause within you and move you to incorporate their messages into your daily life.
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