Blue Hope

A lyrical tribute to the beauty and essential environmental roles of the ocean combines expert and celebrity insights with lavish photography of beaches, coral reefs and underwater life, in a collection of seven impassioned essays on the ...

Author: Sylvia A. Earle

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426213953

Category: Nature

Page: 222

View: 394


A lyrical tribute to the beauty and essential environmental roles of the ocean combines expert and celebrity insights with lavish photography of beaches, coral reefs and underwater life, in a collection of seven impassioned essays on the importance of ocean conservation.

The World s Oceans Geography History and Environment

“Sylvia Earle Biography.” Accessed October 3, 2016. Earle, Sylvia. 2014. Blue Hope: Exploring and Caring for Earth's Magnificent Ocean. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.

Author: Rainer F. Buschmann

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440843525

Category: Science

Page: 434

View: 937


This single-volume resource explores the five major oceans of the world, addressing current issues such as sea rise and climate change and explaining the significance of the oceans from historical, geographic, and cultural perspectives. • Introduces readers to the five major oceans of the world and provides ready-reference entries relating to geography, the environment, science, history, and culture • Entries are engaging and accessible to all readers from high school to university students to general readers • Includes sidebars of "fun facts" throughout the text that highlight interesting oceanic subtopics

Endangered Species A Reference Handbook

Sylvia and four other women scientists dove 50 feet below the ocean surface to live in a small structure underwater doing ... The following is a list of recent books: Blue Hope: Exploring and Caring for Earth's Magnificent Oceans, ...

Author: Jan A. Randall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440849008

Category: Nature

Page: 396

View: 177


A detailed exploration of the variety of threats that endangered species are facing around the world, whether they are due to human impact or so-called natural causes. • Includes a Perspectives chapter that allows for voices to be heard from many individuals who are concerned with endangered species • Serves general readers who wants to learn more about the history and current events concerning endangered species in an easy-to-understand fashion as well as high school and undergrad students conducting research for reports or projects • Presents facts that enables readers reach their own conclusions regarding the controversies regarding endangered species

The Blue Economy Handbook of the Indian Ocean Region

2 Especially revealing are some of the findings of the ocean scientist and campaigner, Sylvia Earle, for instance, Earle, S.A., 2014. Blue Hope: Exploring and caring for earth's magnificent ocean. Washington DC: National Geographic.

Author: Attri, V.N.

Publisher: Africa Institute of South Africa

ISBN: 9780798305181

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 248


As humanity enters the Anthropocene epoch the oceans are more at risk than ever before as a result of the increased exploitation of its resources. The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean in the world comprising 20% of the water on the Earth's surface. The sea lanes in the Indian Ocean are among the busiest in the world with more than 80 percent of global seaborne trade in oil transiting through the Indian Ocean and its vital chokepoints and an estimated 40% of the world's offshore oil production comes from the Indian Ocean. The importance of this region cannot be underestimated and there is no doubt that there are many opportunities for economic growth and job creation presented by the waters washing the shores of the Indian Ocean Rim. In order to ensure a desirable future for humanity it is necessary to make use of the ocean’s resources in a sustainable and responsible manner. Climate change is affecting the Indian Ocean negatively, placing a strain on the ability to ensure food security and damaging the economies of small island states that depend on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods. Increasing ocean temperatures and ocean acidification are taking a toll on ecosystems. This book is the first of its kind, providing fresh insights into the various aspects and impacts of the Blue Economy in the Indian Ocean Region: from shifting paradigms, to an accounting framework, gender dynamics, the law of the sea and renewable energy, this handbook aims at increasing awareness of the Blue Economy in the Indian Ocean Region and to provide evidence to policy-makers in the region to make informed decisions. The contributions are from a mixture of disciplines by scholars and experts from seven countries.

Oceanography and Hydrology

Earle, Sylvia A. Blue Hope: Exploring and Caring for Earth's Magnificent Ocean. Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2014. Fishman, Charles. The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water. New York, NY: Free Press, 2011.

Author: Nicholas Croce

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica

ISBN: 9781680482362

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 936


This book teaches readers about the basic functions of the oceans and seas, the biodiversity in large bodies of water, how rivers, streams, and lakes work, and water management, among other details of the mechanics of water.

Sylvia Earle

Earle has traveled to more than 80 countries to give talks about the ocean and its importance to all life. ... In her 2014 book Blue Hope: Exploring and Caring for Earth's Magnificent Ocean, Earle expresses her dream to save the ocean.

Author: Rebecca Rowell

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781629699400

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 813


This title is a brief, yet informative, biography on Sylvia Earle. Readers will learn about Earle's early life, personal life, and all about her contributions to science, marine biology, and conversation. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Sylvia Earle

Earle, Sylvia A. Blue Hope: Exploring and Caring for Earth's Magnificent Ocean. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2014. Earle, Sylvia A. Dive: My Adventures in the Deep Frontier. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1999.

Author: Xina M. Uhl

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781725340527

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 103


Sylvia Earle was only age three when she fell in love with the ocean. She dedicated her life to exploring it, studying it, and educating others about ocean conservation. As a professional female scientist whose career began in the 1960s, she faced obstacles and discrimination due to her gender. Nevertheless, this oceanographer, marine botanist, ecologist, aquanaut, and writer rose to the top of her field. This insightful volume highlights the compelling story of Sylvia Earle, a woman whose deep love for the ocean led her to become the first female chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Her Epic Adventure

Exploration. BOOKS. Harrison, Vashti. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History. New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2017. ... Earle, Sylvia A. Blue Hope: Exploring and Caring for Earth's Magnificent Ocean.

Author: Julia De Laurentiis Johnston

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781525307720

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 489


Thrilling true stories of female adventurers from around the world. Throughout history, women seeking adventure often faced opposition. But here are 25 remarkable women — from pilots to mountain climbers, deep-sea divers to Antarctic explorers — who defied expectations and made history. Included are Bessie Coleman, famously known as the first Black woman to earn a pilot’s license (two years before Amelia Earhart!). But readers will also learn about lesser-known women, such as Diana Nyad, the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, and Arunima Sinha, the first woman amputee to climb Mount Everest. Though their experiences are all different, these women have one thing in common: they didn’t let anything get in the way of their dreams! Watch out world, the next generation of adventurers are about to get inspired.

Toxic and Intoxicating Oil

“ 'It's Who We Are': Eco-nationalism and Place in Contesting Deep-Sea Oil in Aotearoa New Zealand. ... The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean's Are One. ... Blue Hope: Exploring and Caring for Earth's Magnificent Ocean.

Author: Patricia Widener

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978805057

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

View: 684


When oil and gas exploration was expanding across Aotearoa New Zealand, Patricia Widener was there interviewing affected residents and environmental and climate activists, and attending community meetings and anti-drilling rallies. Exploration was occurring on an unprecedented scale when oil disasters dwelled in recent memory, socioecological worries were high, campaigns for climate action were becoming global, and transitioning toward a low carbon society seemed possible. Yet unlike other communities who have experienced either an oil spill, or hydraulic fracturing, or offshore exploration, or climate fears, or disputes over unresolved Indigenous claims, New Zealanders were facing each one almost simultaneously. Collectively, these grievances created the foundation for an organized civil society to construct and then magnify a comprehensive critical oil narrative--in dialogue, practice, and aspiration. Community advocates and socioecological activists mobilized for their health and well-being, for their neighborhoods and beaches, for Planet Earth and Planet Ocean, and for terrestrial and aquatic species and ecosystems. They rallied against toxic, climate-altering pollution; the extraction of fossil fuels; a myriad of historic and contemporary inequities; and for local, just, and sustainable communities, ecologies, economies, and/or energy sources. In this allied ethnography, quotes are used extensively to convey the tenor of some of the country’s most passionate and committed people. By analyzing the intersections of a social movement and the political economy of oil, Widener reveals a nuanced story of oil resistance and promotion at a time when many anti-drilling activists believed themselves to be on the front lines of the industry’s inevitable decline.

The Outdoor Scientist

“ A Conversation with Erich Jarvis : A Biologist Explores the Minds of Birds That Learn to Sing . " The New York Times , January 7 , 2003 . ... Blue Hope : Exploring and Caring for Earth's Magnificent Ocean . Washington , D.C .

Author: Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593115572

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 160


From New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned scientist and autism spokesperson Temple Grandin comes a book about exploring the world around us, asking questions, and making sense of what we see--with 40 fun outdoor activities that promote independent thinking, which kids can enjoy all year round! What are the aerodynamics of skipping stones or the physics of making sandcastles? Do birds use GPS to navigate their migratory routes? In this book, Dr. Temple Grandin, an inventor and world-renowned scientist, introduces readers to geologists, astrophysicists, oceanographers, and many other scientists who unlock the wonders of the natural world. She shares her childhood experiences and observations, whether on the beach, in the woods, working with horses, or gazing up at the night sky. This book explores all areas of nature and gives readers the tools to discover even more on their own. With forty projects to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around them, from the depths of space to their own backyard, this is a perfect read for budding scientists, inventors, and creators! Praise for The Outdoor Scientist: * "This terrific science book will appeal to both teachers and young readers who love to be outdoors." --School Library Connection, *STARRED REVIEW* "Grandin’s words are a rallying cry for budding scientists and she serves as a role model for young readers with autism. This is an important STEM and STEAM resource for every collection." --School Library Journal "The book is chock-full of information . . . the kind a nature-loving child will be thrilled to discover. An invitation to young readers to observe, enjoy, and learn about the world around us all." --Kirkus Reviews