• Nature

The World is Blue

How Our Fate and the Ocean's are One
Author: Sylvia A. Earle
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426205414
Category: Nature
Page: 303
View: 4103
Traces the oceanic changes that have taken place in the last half-century and why they are posing a global catastrophe, in a cautionary photographic report that conveys the author's impassioned call for responsible and renewable strategies to safeguard the planet's natural systems.

    • Nature

The World Is Blue


Author: Sylvia A. Earle
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426205589
Category: Nature
Page: 304
View: 1257
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.

    • Nature

The World is Blue

How Our Fate and the Ocean's are One
Author: Sylvia A. Earle
Publisher: National Geographic Society
ISBN: 1426206399
Category: Nature
Page: 319
View: 2051
Traces the oceanic changes that have taken place in the last half-century and why they are posing a global catastrophe, in a cautionary photographic report that conveys the author's impassioned call for responsible and renewable strategies to safeguard the planet's natural systems.

    • Nature

Blue Hope

Exploring and Caring for Earth's Magnificent Ocean
Author: Sylvia A. Earle
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426213956
Category: Nature
Page: 222
View: 6168
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.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The World Is Mine


Author: Lyah B. LeFlore,DL Warfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416979638
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 269
View: 8618
Maryland high school juniors and best friends Blue Reynolds and Collin Andrews seem to have it all, and when they decide to become party promoters, anything can happen--including being pitted against parents, jealous girlfriends, and even one another.

    • Nature

Song for the Blue Ocean

Encounters Along the World's Coasts and Beneath the Seas
Author: Carl Safina
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781429984263
Category: Nature
Page: 480
View: 3066
Part odyssey, part pilgrimage, this epic personal narrative follows the author's exploration of coasts, islands, reefs, and the sea's abyssal depths. Scientist and fisherman Carl Safina takes readers on a global journey of discovery, probing for truth about the world's changing seas, deftly weaving adventure, science, and political analysis.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Sylvia Earle


Author: Beth Baker
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9780822534228
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 5532
Describes the life of this groundbreaking marine biologist and diver, from her childhood in New Jersey and Florida to her deep sea explorations of the 1980s and 1990s.

    • Science

The Ocean of Life

The Fate of Man and the Sea
Author: Callum Roberts
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101583568
Category: Science
Page: 432
View: 2110
A Silent Spring for oceans, written by "the Rachel Carson of the fish world" (The New York Times) Who can forget the sense of wonder with which they discovered the creatures of the deep? In this vibrant hymn to the sea, Callum Roberts—one of the world’s foremost conservation biologists—leads readers on a fascinating tour of mankind’s relationship to the sea, from the earliest traces of water on earth to the oceans as we know them today. In the process, Roberts looks at how the taming of the oceans has shaped human civilization and affected marine life. We have always been fish eaters, from the dawn of civilization, but in the last twenty years we have transformed the oceans beyond recognition. Putting our exploitation of the seas into historical context, Roberts offers a devastating account of the impact of modern fishing techniques, pollution, and climate change, and reveals what it would take to steer the right course while there is still time. Like Four Fish and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Ocean of Life takes a long view to tell a story in which each one of us has a role to play.

    • Juvenile Fiction

They Say Blue


Author: Jillian Tamaki
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683352777
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
View: 7760
In captivating paintings full of movement and transformation, Tamaki follows a young girl through a year or a day as she examines the colors in the world around her. Egg yolks are sunny orange as expected, yet water cupped in her hands isn’t blue like they say. But maybe a blue whale is blue. She doesn’t know, she hasn’t seen one. Playful and philosophical, They Say Blue is a book about color as well as perspective, about the things we can see and the things we can only wonder at. This first picture book from celebrated illustrator Jillian Tamaki will find equal appreciation among kids and collectors.

    • Law

Blue Gold

The Battle Against Corporate Theft of the World's Water
Author: Maude Barlow,Tony Clarke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135157342X
Category: Law
Page: 296
View: 9391
International tensions around water are rising in many of the world's most volatile regions. The policy recipe pursued by the West, and imposed on governments elsewhere, is to pass control over water to private interests, which simply accelerates the cycle of inequality and deprivation. California, as well as China, South Africa, Mexico and countries on every continent already face a crisis. This book exposes the enormity of the problem, the dangers of the proposed solution and the alternative, which is to recognize access to water as a fundamental human right, not dependent on ability to pay.

    • Reference

The Sky Is Green and the Grass Is Blue

Turning Your Upside Down World Right Side Up!
Author: Deb Scott
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449044786
Category: Reference
Page: 248
View: 1531
Have you ever been in a home that made you feel so comfortable that you wanted to move right in? Have you been inside a home where you knew the furnishings were expensive, but the room made you feel uncomfortable? Did you ever wonder why? Maybe you learned how to decorate from your parents who never really gave it much thought? Or maybe now you are finally able to afford to decorate? Whatever your situation, help has arrived! You no longer need to hire a decorator to have a well decorated home. Let Love Your Space! teach you some basic design principles to help you unlock the mystery of decorating.

    • Health & Fitness

The Blue Zones Solution

Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
Author: Dan Buettner
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426211937
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 320
View: 6359
In this groundbreaking book, Dan Buettner reveals how to transform your health using smart eating and lifestyle habits gleaned from new research on the diets, eating habits, and lifestyle practices of the communities he's identified as "Blue Zones"—those places with the world's longest-lived, and thus healthiest, people, including locations such as Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California. With the audacious belief that the lifestyles of the world's Blue Zones could be adapted and replicated in towns across North America, Buettner launched the largest preventive health care project in the United States, The Blue Zones City Makeovers, which has impacted the health of millions of Americans since 2009. In The Blue Zones Solution, readers can be inspired by the specific stories of the people, foods, and routines of our healthy elders; understand the role community, family, and naturally healthy habits can play in improving our diet and health; and learn the exact foods—including the 50 superfoods of longevity and dozens of recipes adapted for Western tastes and markets—that offer delicious ways to eat your way to optimum health. Throughout the book are lifestyle recommendations, checklists, and stories to help you create your own personal Blue Zones solution. Readers will learn and apply the 80/20 rule, the plant slant diet, social aspects of eating that lead to weight loss and great health naturally, cultivating your "tribe" of friends and family, and your greater purpose as part of your daily routine. Filled with moving personal stories, delicious recipes, checklists, and useful tips that will transform any home into a miniature blue zone, The Blue Zones Solution is the ultimate blueprint for a healthy, happy life. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Blue zones

The Blue Zones of Happiness

Lessons from the World's Happiest People
Author: Dan Buettner
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426218486
Category: Blue zones
Page: 288
View: 4745
In this inspiring book, Buettner offers game-changing tools for setting up your life to be the happiest it can be. In these illuminating pages, you'll- Meet the world's Happiness All-Stars-inspiring individuals born in places around the world that nurture happiness as well as Americans boosting well-being in their own communities. Discover how the three strands of happiness-joy, purpose, and satisfaction-weave together in different ways to make Denmark, Costa Rica, and Singapore some of the world's happiest places. Use the Blue Zones Happiness Test to pinpoint areas in your life where change could bring more happiness-and then find practical steps to make those changes. Learn the Top 10 ways to create happiness, as revealed by a panel of the world's leading experts convened specifically for this project. Boost your own happiness by applying the lessons of Blue Zones Project communities-America's largest preventive health care project, which has already improved the health and happiness of millions of people across the United States.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Life in the Ocean

The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle
Author: Claire A. Nivola
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1466808756
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 9784
Sylvia Earle first lost her heart to the ocean as a young girl when she discovered the wonders of the Gulf of Mexico in her backyard. As an adult, she dives even deeper. Whether she's designing submersibles, swimming with the whales, or taking deep-water walks, Sylvia Earle has dedicated her life to learning more about what she calls "the blue heart of the planet." With stunningly detailed pictures of the wonders of the sea, Life in the Ocean tells the story of Sylvia's growing passion and how her ocean exploration and advocacy have made her known around the world. This picture book biography also includes an informative author's note that will motivate young environmentalists. Life in the Ocean is one of The Washington Post's Best Kids Books of 2012

    • Nature

Wild Ocean

America's Parks Under the Sea
Author: Sylvia A. Earle,Wolcott Henry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 223
View: 6452
Explores America's twelve marine sanctuaries, from the relics of lost ships at Monitor Marine Sanctuary in North Carolina to the huge underwater cliffs in Monterey Bay, California

    • Performing Arts

Blue Man World


Author: Blue Man Group
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316395196
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 192
View: 1042
The first-ever Blue Man Group book, published on the occasion of their 25th anniversary. As entertaining and hilarious as the show itself, Blue Man World reveals everything you ever wanted to know about the Blue Men, but couldn't get them to tell you. A glorious combination of music, comedy, and state-of-the-art technology, Blue Man Group has evolved from its underground roots in New York City to one of the world's most beloved events. The show has been seen by 35 million people worldwide and its fans includes kids and adults, ages 8 to 80.Blue Man World is a graphically rich, textually dynamic, cheekily clever deep dive into the world of the Blue Men, as well as a hilarious cultural satire. Including archival photographs, specially commissioned artwork, infographics, and interviews with Blue Man experts (both real and potentially not real), it asks and sometimes answers all the burning questions: Who are these Blue Men? Where do they come from? Why are there only three of them? What drives their curiosity? What do they want to accomplish? Blue Man Group is a global entertainment company best known for the award-winning Blue Man Group show. A dynamic combination of music, comedy, and technology, the show appeals to a broad ranges of age groups and cultural backgrounds. It is continually refreshed with new music, stories, custom instruments and state-of-the-art technology.

    • Fiction

Blue World


Author: Robert R. McCammon
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453231587
Category: Fiction
Page: 440
View: 9660
A novella and twelve stories from a master of supernatural horror Father John has lived his whole life without knowing a woman’s touch. Hard at first, his self-denial grew easier over time, as he learned to master his urges with a regimen of prayer, cold showers, and jigsaw puzzles. That changed the day that Debra Rocks entered his confessional. A rough-talking adult film actress, she has come to ask him to pray for a murdered costar. Her cinnamon perfume infects Father John, and after she departs he becomes obsessed. Around the corner from his church is a neon-lit alley of sin. He goes there hoping to save her life before he damns himself. That is “Blue World,” the novella that anchors this collection of chilling stories by Robert R. McCammon. Although monsters, demons, and murderers fill these pages, in McCammon’s world the most terrifying landscape of all is the barren wasteland of a lost man’s soul.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Dive!

My Adventures in the Deep Frontier
Author: Sylvia A. Earle
Publisher: National Geographic Soc Childrens books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
View: 1467
Takes young readers on an informative and colorfully photographed exploration of the vast mysteries of the underwater world, complete with glossary, timeline, and index.

    • Religion

Blue Planet, Blue God

The Bible and The Sea
Author: Meric Srokosz,Rebecca Watson
Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 0334056330
Category: Religion
Page: 208
View: 1220
The ocean dominates the surface of the earth and is in the pages of the Bible too. The Bible offers a view of the sea and the life it supports which affirms its intrinsic value to God as a good, and indeed essential, part of creation. At the same time, it also speaks perceptively of the sea’s vulnerability to damage and change. The Bible’s focus on the sea raises questions about economics and the interconnectedness of communities, whilst further references to the sea raise questions about our human-centredness and spirituality, and about our fear of chaos and disaster. In a unique collaborative project, the oceanographer Meric Srokosz and the biblical scholar Rebecca Watson not only offer environmental insights on the sea, but also connect the ocean with other key issues of broader concern—spirituality, economics, chaos, and our place in the world. Each chapter concludes with ideas for discussion and reflection, and for suggested actions in the light of the issues raised. The book will present a fresh new lens through which to view the Bible and as such inform biblical scholars, students, and preachers alike. Table of Contents: 1. The Sea and Salvation 2. The Sea and Spirituality 3. The God of the Sea and All that Fills It 4. Human Creatures and the Life of the Sea 5. The Sacred Sea 6. Coping with Chaos and Uncertainty: The ‘Chaotic’ Sea 7. The Vast, Vulnerable Sea: A Spacious Sea? 8. Economics, Hubris and Human Community: Travel and Trade on the Sea 9. Blue Planet, Blue God

    • Business & Economics

Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition

How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant
Author: W. Chan Kim,Renee Mauborgne
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1625274491
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 3981
Argues against common competitive practices while outlining recommendations based on the creation of untapped market spaces with growth potential.