The Ocean of Life

The Ocean of Life

The Fate of Man and the Sea

Book - 2012
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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. 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.
Publisher: New York : Viking, c2012.
ISBN: 9780670023547
Characteristics: x, 405 pages, [16] pages of plates :,illustrations ;,25 cm.


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Jul 05, 2012

This is an excellent discussion of all the threats facing the world's oceans. You get history, current problems and a good idea of what the future holds.
The book is a good introduction to ocean ecology.

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