The Empty Ocean

The Empty Ocean

Description

In this important new book, acclaimed author and artist Richard Ellis tells the story of our continued plunder of life in the sea and weighs the chances for its recovery. Through fascinating portraits of a wide array of creatures, he introduces us to the many forms of sea life that humans have fished, hunted, and collected over the centuries, from charismatic whales and dolphins to the lowly menhaden, from sea turtles to cod, tuna, and coral. Rich in history, anecdote, and surprising fact, the author?s descriptions bring to life the natural history of the various species, the threats they face, and the losses they have suffered. Killing has occurred on a truly stunning scale, with extinction all too often the result, leaving a once-teeming ocean greatly depleted. But the author also finds instances of hope and resilience, of species that have begun to make remarkable comebacks when given the opportunity. Written with passion and grace, and illustrated with Ellis?s own drawings, The Empty Ocean brings to a wide audience a compelling view of the damage we have caused to life in the sea and what we can do about it.


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Details

Author(s)
Richard Ellis
Format
Paperback | 384 pages
Dimensions
153 x 229 x 20.07mm | 525g
Publication date
01 Oct 2004
Publisher
Island Press
Imprint
Shearwater Books,US
Publication City/Country
Washington, United States
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition Statement
New edition
ISBN10
1559636378
ISBN13
9781559636377
Bestsellers rank
54,759