"A must read for anyone interested
in the future of our ocean planet."
Daniel Pauly, Professor of Fisheries, The University of British Columbia
"This superb book is an accurate
and highly readable summary of the latest scientific understanding
about what is happening to our oceans, and how it will affect us
(Carl Safina, author of Song for the Blue Ocean and President of the Blue Ocean Institute)
The authors provide a concise introduction to physical
oceanography and the biodiversity of oceans. Two major themes running
throughout this book are the interactions between humans and the
oceans--we are the primary reason the oceans are threatened--and
the oceans' primary role in regulating the global climate system.
The book ends with both dark and bright visions of the future, depending
on how humans decide to interact with our oceans. This work is suitable
for the average reader interested in global climate change and the
future of the oceans. Summing Up: Recommended.
S. H. Schimmrich, Choice Magazine