Beautifully designed with clear and informative diagrams and illustrations, this fascinating book presents the latest research in oceanography and conservation. Consider all that the oceans do for us â€“ stabilising the climate by constantly exchanging heat with the atmosphere, absorbing heat and CO2, controlling the weather and slowing global warming.
Through wind farms tidal power, they also provide us with renewable energy.
Outside of the numerous environmental benefits, fishing alone employs 12% of people worldwide, and global trade is most often transported by sea freight, not to mention the benefits of leisure and tourism. Home to an estimated 3.5 trillion fish, our oceans are truly remarkable.
In this wonderfully clear-sighted book, find out how climate change, loss of biological diversity, overfishing, pollution and ocean-based industries affect the marine environment.
Look at the stark facts, presented oh-so beautifully about how long it takes a plastic water bottle to break down in the ocean (450 years) and how many marine mammals die from this plastic (100,000 every year). The Ocean Book packs a visual punch to shake us out of our complacency with engaging and beautiful infographics revealing the lack of love and respect we show our oceans.
Read and be inspired by what can be done by each and every one of us to help the seas recover.
Written and created by the award-winning designer of The Atom Book, Esther Gonstaller, this wonderful book helps us to appreciate and protect our oceans. Don't be afraid to start small â€“ every little action counts.
Make those little actions a tidal wave of policy, one that finally makes the changes we need to save our seas.