Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them Hardcover – March 15, 2011
|New from||Used from|
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
About the Author
TED DANSON's versatility in both television and film makes him one of the most accomplished and credible actors today. From his first feature film roles in Joseph Wambaugh's The Onion Field (1979) and Lawrence Kasdan's Body Heat (1981) to his starring role in the television series Cheers, Ted Danson has captivated audiences worldwide with his equally sensational dramatic and comedic performances. Danson currently stars in HBO's Bored to Death. He recently appeared on the critically acclaimed legal drama Damages on FX, as well as HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. In addition to winning two Emmys and three Golden Globe Awards throughout his career, Danson has been nominated for twelve Emmys, eight Golden Globes, and one SAG Award.
MICHAEL D'ORSO's work includes fifteen books; seven have been bestsellers
and three have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.
More About the AuthorsDiscover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.
Top Customer Reviews
The book is very plainly written and the facts are laid out well and free of most jargon. This is good... this book is easily accessible to most readers. There are lots of beautiful pictures as well as scary ones. The information is laid out in a very clean fashion with stuff like charts to help the average person understand the science / figures behind everything presented.
I'd recommend this book for everyone who cares about the environment, the oceans, or just eating fish. Ted Danson does a good job in his advocacy and presents solutions for the average person to take on. I went through this book in days and often had a hard time putting it down.
Of all of the living space on Earth, 1% is one land and 99% is in water. Aquatic life is threatened by human activities. For example, chemical runoff into Lake Erie has made is such aquatic life can't survive. Despite famous oil spills, such as the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989 and the 171 million gallon spill in 2010 into the Gulf of Mexico, we have been slow to have a sustained reaction that creates better protections of our waters.
The U.S. is the largest petroleum consumer, urging (in 2008) 19.5 million barrels of petroleum daily, followed by China at 7.8 million barrels.
"Minor" mishaps spill 15 million gallons of oil annually in North America. In addition, toxic chemicals used in the drilling process place 90,000 tons of toxins in the lifetime of a rig into the water, as measured by rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.
The book recommends decreasing fossil fuel consumption, less vehicle driving, more mass transit use, more electric or hybrid vehicles, and fewer petroleum based cosmetics.
Oxygen levels, required for aquatic life, are decreasing in oceans. The levels besides southern California have fallen almost 20% over the past quarter century. A fifth of the oceans are oxygen dead zones.
The ocean's ability to process carbonic acidity is decreasing. This is killing aquatic life. Almost 30% of all tropical reefs have disappeared in the last three decades. This upsets the ecosystem as about a quarter of all marine life relies on the coral reefs.
Overfishing is occurring.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This has been THE most important book I have read/ listened to for the past few years (I have the audio and book version). Read morePublished 28 days ago by Yair Sarig
This is a good introduction to ocean resources and ecosystems. Ted Danson's preface tells of a personal connection with the sea. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Chad M
If you are looking for an up-to-date review of the status of the world's oceans, you should read "Oceana" by Ted Danson and Michael D'Orso. Read morePublished 9 months ago by David B Richman
This book warns of the dangers to our oceans. Offshore drilling is threatening oceanic species, including many of the fish we consume. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Leon Czikowsky
like new! and I saw it in Barnes and Noble for $50! Love this site and will use this seller again. magicPublished 16 months ago by magic
I loved the book. Ted Danson illustrates effectively and understandably all the aspects which are effecting our oceans. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
Presents the situation with an unbiased and scientific perspective. An important read. Just takes a small step to make an impactPublished 17 months ago by Kendra Matthews