The Ocean Book is full of easy-to-read, beautiful infographics that present the key issues facing our oceans. Rising sea levels, growing rubbish patches and overfishing are putting our oceans in grave danger. Though we love our oceans, we must learn to cherish them. The Ocean Book will help readers realize how we cause the problems and how we can solve them.
Preface by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco Introduction Climate change Loss of biological diversity Overfishing Ocean-based industries Pollution Sources About the Author
Esther Gonstalla, award-winning designer of The Atom Book, is much in demand for her use of infographics to make facts beautiful. She counts National Geographic among her many clients.
"With cleverly designed infographics and well-researched succinctly summarised data, this book does a superb job pulling together climate change, overfishing, acidification & plastic pollution, offering a comprehensive if disturbing overview of the state of our oceans. A must for anyone who cares about what's happening, and wants to do something about it"
– Craig Bennett, CEO, Friends of the Earth UK
"The ocean sustains all life. Understanding how it works and how we are affecting it is vital for securing our future. The Ocean Book provides the full briefing."
– Tony Juniper, CBE, environmentalist
"With informative diagrams and good reference to facts, this book explores the impacts of human activities on both marine and atmospheric systems providing an introduction to sustainability and marine science."
– Emma Lamb, international marine environmental consultant