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Oceana: Our Planet's Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them

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Publisher Comments:

Most people know Ted Danson as the affable bartender Sam Malone in the long-running television series Cheers. But fewer realize that over the course of the past two and a half decades, Danson has tirelessly devoted himself to the cause of heading off a looming global catastrophe: the massive destruction of our planet's oceanic biosystems and the complete collapse of the world's major commercial fisheries.

In Oceana, Danson details his journey from joining a modest local protest in the mid-1980s to oppose offshore oil drilling near his Southern California neighborhood to his current status as one of the world's most influential oceanic environmental activists, testifying before congressional committees in Washington, D.C., addressing the World Trade Organization in Zurich, Switzerland, and helping found Oceana, the largest organization in the world focused solely on ocean conservation.

In his incisive, conversational voice, Danson describes what has happened to our oceans in just the past half-century, ranging from the ravages of overfishing and habitat destruction to the devastating effects of ocean acidification and the wasteful horrors of fish farms. Danson also shares the stage of Oceana with some of the world's most respected authorities in the fields of marine science, commercial fishing, and environmental law, as well as with other influential activists.

Combining vivid, personal prose with an array of stunning graphics, charts, and photographs, Oceana powerfully illustrates the impending crises and offers solutions that may allow us to avert them, showing you the specific courses of action you can take to become active, responsible stewards of our planet's most precious resource — its oceans.

Book News Annotation:

In this visually appealing, accessible 8x9.5" book, actor and environmental activist Ted Danson recounts the damage to our Earth's oceans over the past 50 years, looking at the effects of overfishing and habitat destruction, ocean acidification, and fish farms. The book includes a wealth of sidebars by experts, legislators, activists, and workers in marine science and commercial fishing, and ends with recommendations for individual action. It also lists books and websites for reading more about topics such as the impact of oil, seafood fraud, human rights violations, and environmental justice. The book's reader-friendly layout features color and b&w photos, charts, timelines, illustrations, and graphics on every page to make scientific explanations accessible to general readers in high school and up. Co-author Michael D'Orso has written 15 books, three of which were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Most people know Ted Danson as the affable bartender Sam Malone in the long-running

television series Cheers. But fewer realize that over the course of the past two and a half

decades, Danson has tirelessly devoted himself to the cause of heading off a looming global

catastrophe—the massive destruction of our planets oceanic biosystems and the complete

collapse of the worlds major commercial fisheries.

 
In Oceana, Danson details his journey from joining a modest local protest in the mid-

1980s to oppose offshore oil drilling near his Southern California neighborhood to his current

status as one of the worlds most influential oceanic environmental activists, testifying before

congressional committees in Washington, D.C., addressing the World Trade Organization in

Zurich, Switzerland, and helping found Oceana, the largest organization in the world focused

solely on ocean conservation.

 
In his incisive, conversational voice, Danson describes what has happened to our oceans in

just the past half-century, ranging from the ravages of overfishing and habitat destruction to the

devastating effects of ocean acidification and the wasteful horrors of fish farms. Danson also

shares the stage of Oceana with some of the worlds most respected authorities in the fields

of marine science, commercial fishing, and environmental law, as well as with other influential

activists.

 
Combining vivid, personal prose with an array of stunning graphics, charts, and photographs,

Oceana powerfully illustrates the impending crises and offers solutions that may allow us

to avert them, showing you the specific courses of action you can take to become active,

responsible stewards of our planets most precious resource—its oceans.

About the Author

Ted Danson's versatility in both television and film makes him one of the most accomplished and credible actors today. From his first feature film roles in Joseph Wambaugh's The Onion Field (1979) and Lawrence Kasdan's Body Heat (1981) to his starring role in the television series Cheers, Ted Danson has captivated audiences worldwide with his equally sensational dramatic and comedic performances. Danson currently stars in three critically acclaimed television shows: FX's legal drama Damages, HBO's Bored to Death, and Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm. In addition to winning two Emmys and three Golden Globe Awards throughout his career, Danson has been nominated for twelve Emmys, eight Golden Globes, and one SAG Award.

Michael D'Orso's work includes fifteen books; seven have been bestsellers and three have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781605292625
Subtitle:
Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them
Author:
Danson, Ted
Author:
D'Orso, Michael
Publisher:
Rodale Books
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Oceanography-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20110315
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 color photographs
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.13 x 7.50 in

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Most people know Ted Danson as the affable bartender Sam Malone in the long-running

television series Cheers. But fewer realize that over the course of the past two and a half

decades, Danson has tirelessly devoted himself to the cause of heading off a looming global

catastrophe—the massive destruction of our planets oceanic biosystems and the complete

collapse of the worlds major commercial fisheries.

 
In Oceana, Danson details his journey from joining a modest local protest in the mid-

1980s to oppose offshore oil drilling near his Southern California neighborhood to his current

status as one of the worlds most influential oceanic environmental activists, testifying before

congressional committees in Washington, D.C., addressing the World Trade Organization in

Zurich, Switzerland, and helping found Oceana, the largest organization in the world focused

solely on ocean conservation.

 
In his incisive, conversational voice, Danson describes what has happened to our oceans in

just the past half-century, ranging from the ravages of overfishing and habitat destruction to the

devastating effects of ocean acidification and the wasteful horrors of fish farms. Danson also

shares the stage of Oceana with some of the worlds most respected authorities in the fields

of marine science, commercial fishing, and environmental law, as well as with other influential

activists.

 
Combining vivid, personal prose with an array of stunning graphics, charts, and photographs,

Oceana powerfully illustrates the impending crises and offers solutions that may allow us

to avert them, showing you the specific courses of action you can take to become active,

responsible stewards of our planets most precious resource—its oceans.

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