Thursday, May 6, 2010

Oceans: A Participant Guide

If you've seen the movie Oceans but want more information, you should definitely check out the companion book, which includes essays from a wide variety of people - celebrities, scientists, activists - who care about the health of the ocean. The book offers a mix of personal reminiscences, overviews of environmental problems affecting the oceans, and calls to action. Contributors include Pierce Brosnan, Paul Watson, Jane Lubchenco, Alexandra Cousteau, Sylvia Earle and Carl Safina. Though the book presents a picture of the oceans that is at times depressing, its contributors remain upbeat and offer solutions. The book is especially good for introducing novices to the main environmental issues that are harming ocean health.