.The Attacking Ocean, from celebrated author Brian Fagan, tells a tale of the rising complexity of the relationship between humans and the sea at their doorsteps, a complexity created not by the oceans, which have changed but little. What has changed is us, and the number of us on earth.
Clean Water is a book for anyone concerned about this precious resource who wants to become better informed. In straightforward language, Kenneth Vigil provides a comprehensive introduction to the many scientific, regulatory, cultural, and geographic issues associated with water quality and water pollution control.
The incredible natural world around us is amazing. An equally amazing world exists beneath the sea. As we can see changes in our world due to our carbon footprint and other reasons, the same impact is felt in the oceanic world. This must-have collection of essays discusses the topic of Earth's endangered oceans. Through the use of carefully selected articles, pulled from a variety of sources, this text addresses what threatens the world's oceans, what ocean policies are best, and what strategies would best promote sustainable fishing. Readers will also evaluate what impact human activities have on marine life. Highly respected sources include the Natural Resources Defense Council, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Food and Water Watch, Ocean Conservancy, CompassOnline, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Marine Science: An Illustrated Guide to Science is one of eight volumes in ""Facts On File's"" new ""Science Visual Resources"" set. Containing seven sections, a comprehensive glossary, a Web site guide, and an index, ""Marine Science"" Full-color diagrams, graphs, charts, and maps on every page illustrate the essential elements of the subject, while the parallel text provides key definitions and step-by-step explanations.
Author Noah Berlatsky confronts the issue of water and ice in relation to challenges facing our planet. He examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. Readers will understand the relevance of rising sea levels, the interplay of rainfall, hurricanes, and drought, and become well informed about the water supply.
Because fresh water is limited in supply, ensuring that water us safe for human use and consumption is a major concern. With the expansion of industry and the dumping of chemicals and other waste products, water sources have become smaller and more dangerous.
Throughout history, rivers have been our foremost source of fresh water both for agriculture and for individual consumption, but now economists say that by 2025 water scarcity will cut global food production by more than the current U.S. grain harvest. In this groundbreaking book, veteran science correspondent Fred Pearce focuses on the dire state of the world's rivers to provide our most complete portrait yet of the growing world water crisis and its ramifications for us all. Pearce traveled to more than thirty countries while researching When the Rivers Run Dry, examining the current state of crucial water sources like the Indus River in Pakistan, the Colorado River in the United States, and the Yellow and Yangzte rivers in China.