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The World Is Blue

Author : Sylvia A. Earle
ISBN : 9781426205583
Genre : Nature
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A Silent Spring for our era, this eloquent, urgent, fascinating book reveals how just 50 years of swift and dangerous oceanic change threatens the very existence of life on Earth. Legendary marine scientist Sylvia Earle portrays a planet teetering on the brink of irreversible environmental crisis. In recent decades we’ve learned more about the ocean than in all previous human history combined. But, even as our knowledge has exploded, so too has our power to upset the delicate balance of this complex organism. Modern overexploitation has driven many species to the verge of extinction, from tiny but indispensable biota to magnificent creatures like tuna, swordfish, and great whales. Since the mid-20th century about half our coral reefs have died or suffered sharp decline; hundreds of oxygen-deprived "dead zones" blight our coastal waters; and toxic pollutants afflict every level of the food chain. Fortunately, there is reason for hope, but what we do—or fail to do—in the next ten years may well resonate for the next ten thousand. The ultimate goal, Earle argues passionately and persuasively, is to find responsible, renewable strategies that safeguard the natural systems that sustain us. The first step is to understand and act upon the wise message of this accessible, insightful, and compelling book.

Developing Ecological Consciousness

Author : Christopher Uhl
ISBN : 9781538116708
Genre : Nature
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Developing Ecological Consciousness is a unique environmental studies textbook. Rather than working through a list of environmental problems, it aims to help students become aware of the awe and wonder of our planet, understand some of the challenges facing it, and explore possibilities for action and change. This text is appropriate for courses in a variety of disciplines, including environmental studies, biology, sociology, and political science.

Introduction To Pragmatics

Author : Betty J. Birner
ISBN : 9781118348307
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Introduction to Pragmatics guides students throughtraditional and new approaches in the field, focusing particularlyon phenomena at the elusive semantics/pragmatics boundary toexplore the role of context in linguistic communication. Offers students an accessible introduction and an up-to-datesurvey of the field, encompassing both established and newapproaches to pragmatics Addresses the traditional range of topics – such asimplicature, reference, presupposition, and speech acts – aswell as newer areas of research, including neo-Gricean theories,Relevance Theory, information structure, inference, and dynamicapproaches to meaning Explores the relationship and boundaries between semantics andpragmatics Ideal for students coming to pragmatics for the first time

Planet Earth Is Blue

Author : Nicole Panteleakos
ISBN : 9780525646594
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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"Tender and illuminating. A beautiful debut." --Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me A heartrending and hopeful debut novel about a nonverbal girl and her passion for space exploration, for fans of See You in the Cosmos, Mockingbird, and The Thing About Jellyfish. Twelve-year-old Nova is eagerly awaiting the launch of the space shuttle Challenger--it's the first time a teacher is going into space, and kids across America will watch the event on live TV in their classrooms. Nova and her big sister, Bridget, share a love of astronomy and the space program. They planned to watch the launch together. But Bridget has disappeared, and Nova is in a new foster home. While foster families and teachers dismiss Nova as severely autistic and nonverbal, Bridget understands how intelligent and special Nova is, and all that she can't express. As the liftoff draws closer, Nova's new foster family and teachers begin to see her potential, and for the first time, she is making friends without Bridget. But every day, she's counting down to the launch, and to the moment when she'll see Bridget again. Because Bridget said, "No matter what, I'll be there. I promise."

My Ocean Is Blue

Author : Darren Lebeuf
ISBN : 9781525301438
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A girl’s poetic exploration of the ocean she loves. “This is my ocean,” the young girl begins as she heads over the dunes with her mother. Then, passing the day at the seaside, she lyrically describes her ocean in simple, sensory detail. It is both “slimy” and “sandy,” “sparkly” and “dull.” It has wonderful sounds, as it “splashes and crashes and echoes and squawks.” And there are so many colors, from “rusted orange” to “polished green.” Though “mostly it’s blue.” Nothing escapes the girl’s careful observations. And at day’s end, she can’t wait to for her next trip to the beach. This enchanting nature companion will awaken the explorer in every child.

English Mechanics And The World Of Science

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ISBN : UCAL:$C208722
Genre : Technology
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The Dark Blue

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ISBN : UCAL:B2983768
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Holy Blue By Alphonse De Florian Traduced Into The Engl By Himself With An Intr By J Millington Leadenhalle Presse

Author : Alphonse de Florian (pseud.?)
ISBN : OXFORD:590375447
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Blue Hope

Author : Sylvia A. Earle
ISBN : 9781426213953
Genre : Nature
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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 Blue And Gold

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ISBN : UCAL:B2961866
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Art Culture

Author : John Ruskin
ISBN : UOM:39015008410931
Genre : Aesthetics
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The Blue World

Author : Jack Vance
ISBN : 9780575109575
Genre : Fiction
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Over twelve generations the descendents of a space crash on a world completely covered in water had managed to adapt to their marine culture. Living in villages built on giant clumps of sea plants, they survived on the flora and fauna of the sea. But they have always been at the mercy of the kragen - gigantic squid-like monsters that prey on their fish flocks, and on them. The biggest of these is King Kragen, with whom the colonists can communicate, who has to be appeased. But one man has had enough of a life of slavery and sacrifice. But how can he convince his fellow men that King Kragen must be killed? And how can that be achieved in a world without weapons?

The American Journal Of Education

Author : Henry Barnard
ISBN : NWU:35556003928686
Genre : Education
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The Earth Is Round The Sky Is Blue

Author : R. B. Kelley
ISBN : 9781480807976
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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At the outer reaches of the imagination, you’ll find Olympus. It’s a colorful planet, illuminated day and night by twin suns and three moons. While the suns burn brightly in the Olympian sky, the brightest stars of this strange and wonderful place are seven young, out-of-this-world characters. This adventurous group is led by a young boy named Hector, who is wise beyond his years. He and his friends stumble into one entertaining adventure after another, always to discover there’s a valuable lesson to be learned! In this exciting, brightly illustrated installment of the adventures of Hector and his friends, the Olympians, Hector helps readers learn all about how to do good things. From being grateful to mom and dad to sharing, Hector demonstrates the great things that come from being kind and doing good deeds. With engaging illustrations and fun, easy-to-read text, The Earth is Round the Sky is Blue is the perfect book to read with your little ones any time of day.

A Voyage Round The World

Author : Fitch Waterman Taylor
ISBN : UCBK:C081013618
Genre : Voyages around the world
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American Journal Of Philology

Author : Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve
ISBN : IND:30000099671426
Genre : Classical philology
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Saved By The Sea

Author : David Helvarg
ISBN : 9781608683291
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Acclaimed as “the premier chronicler of America’s complex relationship with our oceans” (Honolulu Weekly), David Helvarg has also been a war correspondent, investigative journalist, documentary producer, and private investigator. The one constant in his adventurous life has been love for the sea. His personal story of love, loss, and redemption, Saved by the Sea is also a profound, startling, and sometimes funny reflection on the state of our seas and the intimate ways in which our lives are linked to the natural world around us. “Amazing and often heartrending adventures in and around the ocean...A great read from an outstanding writer.” — Philippe Cousteau, ocean explorer “Read Saved by the Sea for pleasure, read it for adventure, read it because it conveys the gift of being allowed to slip into David Helvarg’s world and view the ocean, and humankind, with profound new understanding. But beware: This book has the power to change the way you think about the world, about yourself, and about the future of humankind.” — Sylvia Earle, ocean explorer and author of The World Is Blue

A Sketcher S Tour Round The World

Author : Robert Elwes
ISBN : OXFORD:600014106
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A Lexical Concordance To The Poetical Works Of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Author : Frederick Startridge Ellis
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035013734
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Big Bold And Blue

Author : Geoff Wescott
ISBN : 9781486301959
Genre : Nature
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The world’s oceans cover about 70% of our planet. To safeguard the delicate ecological and environmental functions of the oceans and their remarkable biodiversity, networks of marine protected areas are being created. In some of these areas, human activity is restricted to non-exploitative activities and in others it is managed in a sustainable way. Australia is at the forefront of marine conservation, with one of the largest systems of marine protected areas in the world. Big, Bold and Blue: Lessons from Australia’s Marine Protected Areas captures Australia’s experience, sharing important lessons from the Great Barrier Reef and many other extraordinary marine protected areas. It presents real-world examples, leading academic research, perspectives on government policy, and information from indigenous sea country management, non-governmental organisations, and commercial and recreational fishing sectors. The lessons learnt during the rapid expansion of Australia’s marine protected areas, both positive and negative, will aid and advise other nations in their own marine conservation efforts.

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