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About this book
About this book
Three quarters of the planet is ocean and 80 per cent of all life lives here. They give us so much, yet we know relatively little about them.
Planet Ocean is a window onto this secret world. Through stunning
photographs, taken on a sixteen-month `Defending Our Oceans' expedition, Greenpeace reveals wonderful sights that few people have seen, and also some that certain people would like us not to see.
Despite the vastness of the oceans we now know that they are in crisis, struggling to absorb the impact of our destructive ways. This is the story of our oceans - their extraordinary beauty and diversity of life - and the equally astounding ways in which they are exploited.
Foreword by Lalita Ramdas, Board Chair of Greenpeace International Introduction 1) Breathing Oceans Climate, coral bleaching, oxygen 2) Predator or Prey? Whales and whaling, sharks, by-catch, ranching and farming 3) People and the Oceans Local fishing communities, pollution, crew ships 4) Secrets of the Deep Bottom trawling, corals, green-eyed sharks 5) Defending Our Oceans Greenpeace expedition, marine reserves and the future Contacts and information Photo credits
Sara Holden has worked for Greenpeace International since 2000. She previously worked for Reuters Television as a political journalist. Daniel Beltra has documented several Greenpeace expeditions to the Amazon, the Arctic, the Southern Oceans, the Patagonian Ice Fields, among many others. His work has appeared in publications such as Time, Business Week, Der Spiegel, Geo, Paris Match, Stern, and many others. He has won the China International Press Photo Contest and two World Press Photo Awards.