The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea 9781101583562, 0143123483

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The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea
 9781101583562,  0143123483

Table of contents :
Prologue

PART 1: Changing Seas
1. Four and a Half Billion Years
2. Food from the Sea
3. Fewer Fish in the Sea
4. Winds and Currents
5. Life on the Move
6. Rising Tides
7. Corrosive Seas
8. Dead Zones and the World’s Great Rivers
9. Unwholesome Waters
10. The Age of Plastic
11. The Not So Silent World
12. Aliens, Invaders, and the Homogenization of Life
13. Pestilence and Plague
14. Mare Incognitum
15. Ecosystems at Your Service

PART 2: Changing Course
16. Farming the Sea
17. The Great Cleanup
18. Can We Cool Our Warming World?
19. A New Deal for the Oceans
20. Life Renewed
21. Saving the Giants of the Sea
22. Preparing for the Worst

Epilogue: The Sea Ahead
Appendix 1: Seafood with a Clear Conscience
Appendix 2: Conservation Charities Working to Protect Ocean Life
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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