Saved by the Sea : A Love Story with Fish

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-05-11
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

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"This is a love story, filled as most of them are with a certain amount of pain and a great deal of pleasure. David Helvarg has done an awful lot to protect the world's oceans, not least this fine piece of writing!" Bill McKibbenDavid Helvarg has spent his life connected to the ocean and this memoir vividly and evocatively describes the mysterious powers and influence that the world's oceans can have over anyone.Saved by the Seaalso covers Helvarg's development from journalist to becoming an advocate and founder of an environmental group dedicated to protecting the world's oceans.A heartfelt tribute to the sea's power and importance in our lives, this is a story in the tradition ofGift from the SeaandSea Changeto which ocean-lovers and environmentalists of all stripes can relate.

Author Biography

DAVID HELVARG is founder and president of the Blue Frontier Campaign, a Washington, D.C.-based organization working for ocean and coastal conservation. An award-winning journalist, he has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian, Popular Science, Sierra, and The Nation, and has produced more than forty documentaries for PBS, the Discovery Channel, and others. His previous books include The War Against the GreensBlue Frontier, 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, and Rescue Warriors. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Swamp Foxp. 9
Schooling Behaviorp. 31
Ocean Beachp. 50
Hooked on Warp. 64
Private Eye to Scuba Guyp. 86
Coral Gardensp. 102
Shipwrecksp. 135
Polar Oppositesp. 159
Deeper Waterp. 191
The Seaweed Rebellionp. 226
Blue Is the New Greenp. 264
Recommended Additional Readingp. 281
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