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Planet Ocean: Photo Stories from the "Defending Our Oceans" Voyage

Art / Photobook

By: Sara Holden

171 pages, colour photos

New Internationalist Publications

Hardback | Oct 2007 | #170700 | ISBN-13: 9781904456797
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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.

With compelling prose and wondrous images, this timely account of the state of the ocean conveys three critically important messages: the ocean is in trouble; therefore so are we; but it is not too late to make a diff erence through actions each of us can take. The book's message is clear ... as never before we understand how powerful, yet vulnerable the ocean is; we may never again have a chance to protect it, and in so doing protect ourselves. Sylvia A. Earle, Oceanographer


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

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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.

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