The last ocean: Antarctica's Ross Sea project : saving the most pristine ecosystem on earth

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9780847841233: The last ocean: Antarctica's Ross Sea project : saving the most pristine ecosystem on earth

""The Last Ocean" uses images as the hook to pull us more deeply into the science, lore and heroic history of [Antarctica]. John Weller is alarmed but never preachy. It helps that he is as fine a writer as he is a photographer. His sometimes lyrical narrative is the perfect companion to his pictures, which capture life on the ice, but also beneath it. Weller alerts us to a new, growing threat to the Ross Sea, where no commercial fishing had occurred until 1996. What Weller does beautifully is to convey the "known knowns" of his subject, while always reminding us of what is not known, and will not be known until decades or centuries from now. The Ross Sea Project works doggedly to expand the boundaries of that knowledge, as do many other international organizations and individuals. The ultimate solution is to leave these waters alone. Ever the optimist, Weller wants to be able to tell his grandchildren about "the moment when the fishing nations gracefully withdrew their boats" to give nature a chance to restore itself. Its recuperative powers are astonishing, if only we give it a shot. The world is a careless place. This book will open your eyes, first to the beauty of a world that lies beyond your sight. And more important, to the possibility of sustaining that far-off world that, in turn, sustains us." "The New York Times ""Most of us will never see the wildest intact marine ecosystem on earth, Antarctica's Ross Sea. Which is why Boulder, Colorado, photographer and filmmaker John Weller has spent the better part of a decade shooting there, to illustrate what would be lost to warming seas and overfishing. The results of that dedication are out now, in the form of the activist documentary "The Last Ocean" and a photo book of the same name. The book is worth a spot on your coffee table: a foreword by ecologist Carl Safina adds gravitas, and the photos are urgent and wild." "Outside Magazine""The Best Photo Books of The Season Antar

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A stunning collection of oceanic photography documenting the world's last pristine ocean. Due to its remoteness and harsh weather, Antarctica's Ross Sea remained free from human interference until 1996, when commercial fishing discovered it. Now that fishery removes 3,000 tons of fish annually, threatening to destroy the world's last intact ecosystem. The Last Ocean organization started in 2004, joining scientists and environmental groups in a campaign to have the entire Ross Sea designated as an international marine protected area. One of the founding members of The Last Ocean is John Weller, whose photographs from the Ross Sea were collected during four trips to the Antarctic, including a four-month stay at McMurdo and Cape Royds, home of the southernmost penguin colony in the world. Offering a rare glimpse into life at the edge of the world--from Emperor and Adelie penguins to silverfish, seals, and minke whales--Weller takes the reader on an unprecedented journey above and below the ocean surface. "The Last Ocean" is more than stunningly beautiful photography. It is a story central to our own: our struggle to sustain a population in a changing climate and with exponentially increasing pressures on world resources.

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John Weller
Verlag: Rizzoli Universe Int. Pub Okt 2013 (2013)
ISBN 10: 0847841235 ISBN 13: 9780847841233
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Buchbeschreibung Rizzoli Universe Int. Pub Okt 2013, 2013. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. 337x274x25 mm. Neuware - Celebrates the magnificent beauty of Antarctica's Ross Sea ecosystem. The proceeds will support the Last Ocean Project. 208 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780847841233

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