Newman, Patricia

Planet Ocean: Why We All Need a Healthy Ocean

(3) 4-6 Photographs by Annie Crawley. Newman's persuasive text guides readers along on three dives with "underwater explorer," scuba instructor, and photographer/filmmaker Crawley. Examining environmental challenges faced in three regions--Indonesia's Coral Triangle, the Pacific Northwest's Salish Sea, and coastal Alaska in the Arctic Circle--this book makes clear the magnitude of the crisis facing marine habitats and, by extension, life on the planet. The discussion includes profiles of scientists, volunteers, and young eco-activists working to study existing damage and to educate people about why we need to care. An online feature connects readers to videos from Crawley's dives; tips on "visual storytelling" and "things you can do to make a difference" are appended. Includes source notes, a glossary, selected bibliography, lists of books and websites, and an index.


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