Author: Earle Sylvia
Package Dimensions: 44x310x2726
Number Of Pages: 512
Release Date: 16-11-2021
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Discover the world’s ocean–from tides and currents to the creatures living in it to the impact it has on our lives, whether we know it or not–in this richly illustrated overview of the life force that defines and sustains our planet, written by world-renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle.
Everything you want to know about the ocean can be found inside these beautiful and dynamic pages.
National Geographic Ocean unveils the power and significance of our planet’s watery essence: the fundamental importance of the ocean in shaping Earth’s climate and chemistry as well as its vital role in supporting a multitude of life-forms, including our own human race.
World-renowned oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer in Residence Sylvia Earle–affectionately called “Her Deepness”–guides readers with her lyrical style and inspiring wisdom, describing the evolution, beauty, and impact of our ocean; the challenges it faces, such as climate change, plastic, and overfishing; and the myriad ways we can help protect it.
This engaging story of the ocean celebrates dozens of ocean champions and visionaries, explores the ocean’s origin and the nature of water, and features a gallery of wondrous creatures that illustrate the spectacular diversity of life in the sea, from sponges, kelp, and zooplankton to whales, sharks, and sea turtles. More than 100 maps and diagrams, including seafloor and political maps of all Earth’s seas and oceans, elucidate Dr. Earle’s lively narrative.
For seaside dwellers and landlubbers alike, this is a book you will turn to again and again to understand why, as Sylvia Earle says, “Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea.”
Dive deeper into ocean discovery with more National Geographic favorites:
Into the Deep
The Nature of Nature
100 Dives of a Lifetime
Secrets of the Whales
“Extraordinarily beautiful book by the most extraordinary woman. Perhaps the greatest advocate our oceans have ever had.”―
“I had the great, good fortune to be with my late husband, Peter Benchley, and Sylvia in the early 1980s on a couple of National Geographic expeditions. Sylvia has been a friend and mentor ever since. She has an extraordinary gift–an otherworldly ability to be present with all marine life. I think this is her secret blue superpower.
National Geographic Ocean: A Global Odyssey brings this unique quality to life for readers who are treated to a gorgeous array of wondrous marine wildlife and habitats that make up the totality of Earth’s oceans and the magnificent ‘Hope Spots’ profiled in the book. It’s a superb literary and visual voyage into why the ocean matters to everyone, everywhere, and why marine protected areas are the most important ocean conservation tool we have. Brava to Her Deepness!”―
Wendy Benchley, ocean conservationist, marine policy advocate, and co-founder, Peter Benchley Ocean
“In this elegant, eloquent portrayal of the ocean, Sylvia Earle conveys a sense of wonder, urgency, and hope that bold actions taken now to protect the living seas will not only benefit coral reefs, fish, and whales, but also prove vital for the future of humankind.”―
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & U. N. Messenger of Peace
“Let’s be clear: if we’d named the place honestly, we’d call our home planet “Ocean,” not “Earth.” Sylvia Earle, our greatest champion of marine conservation and protection, takes us on a tour of everything wet and salty: she picks up where Jacques Cousteau and Rachel Carson left off in earlier eras, using all the tools of our moment to offer a picture of deep beauty and even deeper meaning.”―
Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature
“Likely no one has ever seen, experienced, and lived as much of the ocean’s breadth and depth and time as has Sylvia Earle. And this breathtakingly broad and beautiful–and deep–book by Dr. Earle reflects her unmat
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