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Seasick : ocean change and the extinction of life on Earth
Mitchell, Alanna.
Adult Nonfiction GC1085 .M57 2009

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The oceans occupy 99 percent of the living space on Earth and are crucial to human welfare. How are they impacted by global warming? Mitchell (Dancing at the Dead Sea: Tracking the World's Environmental Hotspots) takes readers on a maritime journey to learn about the effects of higher temperatures, salinity, acidity, and volume on marine animals and plants. The author travels to the Great Barrier Reef, the Gulf of Mexico, China, and Spain, among other places, interviews scientists, goes on marine research vessels and a diving expedition, describes the current destruction of coral reefs and declining fish populations, and explains why we should care. She focuses on greenhouse gases, while Richard Ellis in The Empty Ocean concentrates on overfishing and the destruction of marine habitats through human activities. Verdict Mitchell's book serves as a useful introduction for general readers unaware of the effects of global climate change and high school students exploring a career path in the marine and environmental sciences. While somewhat superficial compared with Ellis's book, it does present a strong case for urgency in solving the problem of global warming.-Judith B. Barnett, Univ. of Rhode Island Lib., Kingston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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