The Resource The empty ocean : plundering the world's marine life, written and illustrated by Richard Ellis

The empty ocean : plundering the world's marine life, written and illustrated by Richard Ellis

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The empty ocean : plundering the world's marine life
Title
The empty ocean
Title remainder
plundering the world's marine life
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by Richard Ellis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Empty Ocean, acclaimed author and artist Richard Ellis tells the story of our continued plunder of life in the sea and weighs the chances for its recovery. Through fascinating portraits of a wide array of creatures, he introduces us to the many forms of sea life that humans have fished, hunted, and collected over the centuries, from charismatic whales and dolphins to the lowly menhaden, from sea turtles to cod, tuna, and coral. Rich in history, anecdote, and surprising fact, Richard Ellis's descriptions bring to life the natural history of the various species, the threats they face, and the losses they have suffered. Killing has occurred on a truly stunning scale, with extinction all too often the result, leaving a once-teeming ocean greatly depleted. But the author also finds instances of hope and resilience, of species that have begun to make remarkable comebacks when given the opportunity. Written with passion and grace, and illustrated with Richard Ellis's own drawings, The Empty Ocean brings to a wide audience a compelling view of the damage we have caused to life in the sea and what we can do about it."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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1938-
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Ellis, Richard
Dewey number
591.77
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL121
LC item number
.E5794 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Marine animals
  • Endangered species
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The empty ocean : plundering the world's marine life, written and illustrated by Richard Ellis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-350)
Contents
Gray whales in the Atlantic. Emptying the ocean. Decline of the fisheries -- The plight of the sea turtles -- Missing marine birds. Killing the marine mammals. Steller's legacy -- Slaughter of the southern seals -- Lions and elephants -- Seals -- Little cetaceans in peril -- The tuna-porpoise "problem" -- The hunting of whales. Ecology in trouble. What is killing the coral reefs? -- Deepwater corals -- Biological invaders. Is this the end?
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 367 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033574618
Label
The empty ocean : plundering the world's marine life, written and illustrated by Richard Ellis
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-350)
Contents
Gray whales in the Atlantic. Emptying the ocean. Decline of the fisheries -- The plight of the sea turtles -- Missing marine birds. Killing the marine mammals. Steller's legacy -- Slaughter of the southern seals -- Lions and elephants -- Seals -- Little cetaceans in peril -- The tuna-porpoise "problem" -- The hunting of whales. Ecology in trouble. What is killing the coral reefs? -- Deepwater corals -- Biological invaders. Is this the end?
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 367 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033574618

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