Seasick: The Hidden Ecological Crisis of the Global Ocean

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Murdoch Books, 2008 - Marine ecology - 239 pages
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It is a disturbing reality that many people believe the oceans of our planet are largely devoid of life and ecological significance. In actual fact, the oceans are the great unexamined ecological crisis of our planet. Globally the oceans cover 71 per cent of the planet's surface and contain 90 per cent of the mass of life on Earth. Seasick is the first book to take the scattered pieces of this scientific puzzle and bring them into a cohesive story. It will change the way people understand the global ocean and its importance to all life on earth. -- Publisher description.

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Alanna Mitchell is the author of the internationally acclaimed Dancing at the Dead Sea: Tracking the World's Environmental Hotspots. In 2000, while working at Canada's national newspaper The Globe and Mail, she was named the best environmental reporter in the world by the Reuters Foundation. The prize led her to be a visiting scholar at Oxford University's Green College. In her 17 years as a newspaper journalist, she has won three international reporting awards and several national awards for her work on social trends and finance. She is now a public speaker and independent writer living in Toronto, Canada.

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