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The Resource The ocean of life : the fate of man and the sea, Callum Roberts

The ocean of life : the fate of man and the sea, Callum Roberts

Label
The ocean of life : the fate of man and the sea
Title
The ocean of life
Title remainder
the fate of man and the sea
Statement of responsibility
Callum Roberts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Who can forget the sense of wonder with which they discovered the creatures of the deep? In this book the author, a conservation biologist leads readers on a 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, he 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, the author 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. The book takes a long view to tell a story in which each one of us has a role to play
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Callum
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
CB465
LC item number
.R62 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Organisation communautaire d'écoute et d'aide naturelle
  • Ocean and civilization
  • Ocean
  • Ocean
  • Ocean and civilization
Label
The ocean of life : the fate of man and the sea, Callum Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Changing Seas. Four and a half billion years ; Food from the sea ; Fewer fish in the sea ; Winds and currents ; Life on the move ; Rising tides ; Corrosive seas ; Dead zones and the world's great rivers ; Unwholesome waters ; The age of plastic ; The not so silent world ; Aliens, invaders, and the homogenization of life ; Pestilence and plague ; Mare incognitum ; Ecosystems at your service -- Changing Course. Farming the sea ; The great cleanup ; Can we cool our warming world? ; A new deal for the oceans ; Life renewed ; Saving the giants of the sea ; Preparing for the worst -- The sea ahead -- Seafood with a clear conscience -- Conservation charities working to protect ocean life
Control code
ocn759911122
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 405 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780670023547
Lccn
2012000252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40020973547
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)759911122
Label
The ocean of life : the fate of man and the sea, Callum Roberts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Changing Seas. Four and a half billion years ; Food from the sea ; Fewer fish in the sea ; Winds and currents ; Life on the move ; Rising tides ; Corrosive seas ; Dead zones and the world's great rivers ; Unwholesome waters ; The age of plastic ; The not so silent world ; Aliens, invaders, and the homogenization of life ; Pestilence and plague ; Mare incognitum ; Ecosystems at your service -- Changing Course. Farming the sea ; The great cleanup ; Can we cool our warming world? ; A new deal for the oceans ; Life renewed ; Saving the giants of the sea ; Preparing for the worst -- The sea ahead -- Seafood with a clear conscience -- Conservation charities working to protect ocean life
Control code
ocn759911122
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 405 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780670023547
Lccn
2012000252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40020973547
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)759911122

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