Ecological Economics Of The Oceans And Coasts

Author: M. G. Patterson
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781782542483
Size: 54.60 MB
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Patterson (New Zealand Centre for Ecological Economics, Massey U., New Zealand) and Glavovic (School of People, Environment and Planning at Massey U.) aim to help establish an ecological economics of the oceans and coasts by presenting 15 papers that addr

The Ends Of The World

Author: Peter Brannen
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062364820
Size: 17.59 MB
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New York Times Editors' Choice 2017 Forbes Top 10 Best Environment, Climate, and Conservation Book of 2017 As new groundbreaking research suggests that climate change played a major role in the most extreme catastrophes in the planet's history, award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen takes us on a wild ride through the planet's five mass extinctions and, in the process, offers us a glimpse of our increasingly dangerous future Our world has ended five times: it has been broiled, frozen, poison-gassed, smothered, and pelted by asteroids. In The Ends of the World, Peter Brannen dives into deep time, exploring Earth’s past dead ends, and in the process, offers us a glimpse of our possible future. Many scientists now believe that the climate shifts of the twenty-first century have analogs in these five extinctions. Using the visible clues these devastations have left behind in the fossil record, The Ends of the World takes us inside “scenes of the crime,” from South Africa to the New York Palisades, to tell the story of each extinction. Brannen examines the fossil record—which is rife with creatures like dragonflies the size of sea gulls and guillotine-mouthed fish—and introduces us to the researchers on the front lines who, using the forensic tools of modern science, are piecing together what really happened at the crime scenes of the Earth’s biggest whodunits. Part road trip, part history, and part cautionary tale, The Ends of the World takes us on a tour of the ways that our planet has clawed itself back from the grave, and casts our future in a completely new light.

Defying Ocean S End

Author: Linda Glover
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1597267511
Size: 24.39 MB
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If humankind were given a mandate to do everything in our power to undermine the earth's functioning, we could hardly do a better job than we have in the past thirty years on the world's oceans, both by what we are putting into it-millions of tons of trash and toxic materials-and by what we are taking out of it-millions of tons of wildlife. Yet only recently have we begun to understand the scale of those impacts. Defying Ocean's End is the result of an unprecedented effort among the world's largest environmental organizations, scientists, the business community, media, and international governments to address these marine issues. In June 2003, in the culmination of a year-long effort, they met specifically to develop a comprehensive and achievable agenda to reverse the decline in health of the world's oceans. As conservation organizations begin to expand their focus from land issues to include a major focus on preservation of the sea, it is increasingly apparent that we have to approach marine conservation differently and at much larger scale than we have to date. What's also clear is the magnitude and immediacy of the growing ocean concerns are such that no one organization can handle the job alone. Defying Ocean's End is a bold step in bringing the resources needed to bear on this vast problem before it is too late. It offers a broad strategy, a practical plan with priorities and costs, aimed at mobilizing the forces needed to bring about a "sea change" of favorable attitudes, actions, and outcomes for the oceans-and for all of us.

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472200330
Size: 12.66 MB
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WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2013 BOOK OF THE YEAR The Ocean at the End of the Lane is the bestselling magical novel from Neil Gaiman, one of the most brilliant storytellers of our generation and author of the epic novel American Gods, and the much-loved Sandman series. 'Possibly Gaiman's most lyrical, scary and beautiful work yet. It's a tale of childhood for grown-ups, a fantasy rooted in the darkest corners of reality' (Independent on Sunday). If you loved the mesmerising world of Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus or were drawn into J.K. Rowling's magical universe, this book is for you. It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond this world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and menace unleashed - within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it. His only defence is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is an ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark.

The Beginning Of No End

Author: Roy V. Spikes
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465360793
Size: 20.25 MB
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It is said that some lives are linked across time, connected by an ancient calling that echoes through the ages. We must be like noblemen and march until the world is at peace and a better place for man to live. The time shall be now for us to act and persevere until we get it done. Stand up and rejoice and try to be one with life. This is a book that tells you how we, as a people, need to band together and start taking care of ourselves and our planet. It is a guide that you can read that will encourage you to do your job as a citizen of the world and an integral part of humanity. It will also help you stay on track of what you need to do and how to help you reach those goals. This book has such topics as to how to find out if a politician is real or not, how harmful technology is being used in our everyday lives without our knowledge, and how to get rid of them. There are also subjects that tell you what technologies that can be used, how to get rid of our deficit, and how to create more jobs. To know more about the different subjects, be my guest and read this book. It will blow your mind and have you really thinking about where we stand and how our future will be as a human race. If we don’t fix these vital issues, our future generations will be in big trouble, or we will no longer exist.

Measuring The Oceans From Space

Author: Ian S. Robinson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540426479
Size: 66.55 MB
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This book covers the fundamental principles of measuring oceans from space, and also contains state-of-the-art developments in data analysis and interpretation and in sensors. Completely new will be material covering advances in oceanography that have grown out of remote sensing, including some of the global applications of the data. The variety of applications of remotely sensed data to ocean science has grown significantly and new areas of science are emerging to exploit the gobal datasets being recovered by satellites, particularly in relation to climate and climate change, basin-scale, air-sea interaction processes (e.g. El Nino) and the modelling, forecasting and prediction of the ocean.

Swimming In Circles

Author: Paul Molyneaux
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9781560257561
Size: 31.16 MB
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After a year-long study of the shrimp and salmon aquaculture industries, the author reveals disturbing facts about fish farming throughout the world.

Oceans And Oceanography

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing
ISBN: 1615304061
Size: 39.15 MB
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Constituting more than 70 percent of Earth’s surface, the world’s oceans are so vast as to remain something of an enigma to this day. Navigating these imposing seas and unlocking their secrets is the calling of oceanographers. Their research helps determine what climatic, geologic, and chemical impact oceans have on a variety of organisms. In spite of their magnitude and might, the world’s oceans are not immune to the effects of adverse human activity, such as pollution. This volume surveys this huge, but fragile, ecosystem and the individuals who help fight for the preservation of this vital resource that has critical significance to all earthly life.