The Last Ocean : Antartica's Ross Sea Project: Saving the Most Pristine Ecosystem on Earth

The Last Ocean : Antartica's Ross Sea Project: Saving the Most Pristine Ecosystem on Earth

Description

A stunning collection of oceanic photography documenting the world's last pristine ocean. Due to its remoteness and harsh weather, Antarctica's Ross Sea remained free from human interference until 1996, when commercial fishing discovered it. Now that fishery removes 3,000 tons of fish annually, threatening to destroy the world's last intact ecosystem. The Last Ocean organization started in 2004, joining scientists and environmental groups in a campaign to have the entire Ross Sea designated as an international marine protected area. One of the founding members of The Last Ocean is John Weller, whose photographs from the Ross Sea were collected during four trips to the Antarctic, including a four-month stay at McMurdo and Cape Royds, home of the southernmost penguin colony in the world. Offering a rare glimpse into life at the edge of the world--from Emperor and Ad lie penguins to silverfish, seals, and minke whales--Weller takes the reader on an unprecedented journey above and below the ocean surface. The Last Ocean is more than stunningly beautiful photography. It is a story central to our own: our struggle to sustain a population in a changing climate and with exponentially increasing pressures on world resources.


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Details

Author(s)
John Weller, Carl Safina
Format
Hardback | 208 pages
Dimensions
267 x 330 x 24.38mm | 2,145.49g
Publication date
22 Oct 2013
Publisher
Rizzoli International Publications
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
100 Colour
ISBN10
0847841235
ISBN13
9780847841233
Bestsellers rank
558,891