Planet ocean : why we all need a healthy ocean

by Newman, Patricia, 1958-

Format: Print Book 2021
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 551.46 New
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"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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The author of Plastic, Ahoy! (2014) and Sea Otter Heroes (2017), Newman again turns her attention to the ocean. Overruling the idea of the world's five oceans, she notes that since they are interconnected, there is only one ocean. And she asks, because the ratio of ocean to land on planet Earth is 70 to 30, shouldn't we be calling it "Planet Ocean?" The book follows Crawley, an underwater explorer and photographer, as a knowledgeable guide to three very different regions connected by ocean waters, the Coral Triangle north of Australia, the Salish Sea bordering Washington State and British Columbia, and the Arctic. Newman's text describes each place visited, while Crawley's many attractive photos introduce the people and animals affected by environmental changes there, such as acidification, pollution, melting ice, overfishing, and rising sea levels. For each region, illustrated features offer the viewpoints of individuals living there. Presenting a good deal of information within a well-organized framework, the book conveys a strong sense of urgency to clean the global ocean and restore the ecosystems it supports."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Ocean -- Juvenile literature.
Marine ecology -- Juvenile literature.
Oceanography -- Juvenile literature.
Marine sciences -- Juvenile literature.
Marine pollution -- Juvenile literature.
Marine ecology.
Instructional and educational works.
Publisher Minneapolis :2021
Contributors Crawley, Annie, photographer.
Audience Ages 9-14, Grades 4-6.
Language English
Notes Includes webography.
Description 64 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 x 28 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 60) and index.
ISBN 9781541581210
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