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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (62 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Callum Roberts Narrator: Sean Pratt Publisher: Gildan Media LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A Silent Spring for oceans, written by the Rachel Carson of the fish world (New York Times)

Who can forget the sense of wonder with which they discovered the creatures of the deep? In this vibrant hymn to the sea, Callum Roberts - one of the world's foremost conservation biologists - leads listeners on a fascinating tour of mankind's relationship to the sea, from the earliest traces of water on Earth to the oceans as we know them today. In the process, Roberts looks at how the taming of the oceans has shaped human civilization and affected marine life.

We have always been fish eaters, from the dawn of civilization, but in the last 20 years we have transformed the oceans beyond recognition. Putting our exploitation of the seas into historical context, Roberts offers a devastating account of the impact of modern fishing techniques, pollution, and climate change, and reveals what it would take to steer the right course while there is still time. Like Four Fish and The Omnivore's Dilemma, The Ocean of Life takes a long view to tell a story in which each one of us has a role to play.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Spook Harrison | 12/4/2013

    " Dude. So amazing. Trustworthily informative, engaging, an all-around wonderful book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lucinda Joura | 8/30/2013

    " Everyone should read this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kayne | 8/26/2013

    " This is full of shocking information. This is such an important book. It's chock full of pertinent information. I wish I could convince everyone to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by H Wesselius | 7/6/2013

    " An excellent and interesting book. Roberts educates us on the origins of life, the role of the oceans, climate change, dead zones, acidification, depleted oxygen, etc. And despite man's ineptitude and behavior he still manages to maintain a sense of optimism for the future of the seas. "

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