Planet Ocean: Why We All Need a Healthy Ocean
Author: Newman, Patricia
Publisher: Millbrook Press ™
Binding: Regular Hardback
New from the publisher
Juvenile Non-Fiction 1368009
Books like this one help lead the way to a better climate future for all inhabitants of Mother Earth. We are all in this together! -- Jeff Bridges, Academy Award winner and environmentalist
A little more than 70 percent of Planet Earth is ocean. So wouldn't a better name for our global home be Planet Ocean?
You may be surprised at just how closely YOU are connected to the ocean. Regardless of where you live, every breath you take and every drop of water you drink links you to the ocean. And because of this connection, the ocean's health affects all of us.
Dive in with author Patricia Newman and photographer Annie Crawley--visit the Coral Triangle near Indonesia, the Salish Sea in the Pacific Northwest, and the Arctic Ocean at the top of the world. Find out about problems including climate change, ocean acidification, and plastic pollution, and meet inspiring local people who are leading the way to reverse the ways in which humans have harmed the ocean.
Planet Ocean shows us how to stop thinking of ourselves as existing separate from the ocean and how to start taking better care of this precious resource.