- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Weldon Owen Publishing; 1st edition (November 15, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1616281715
- ISBN-13: 978-1616281717
- Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 0.9 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,072,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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One Island, One Ocean: Around the Americas Aboard Ocean Watch Hardcover – November 15, 2011
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It is a coffee table book, one with magnificent pictures, but also text which describes the beauties and the constant downward spiral of conditions both of the waters and for the people that live with them.
There are good diagrams of the boat, to familiarize the reader with the 64' `Ocean Watch' and maps of its' travels. The book is divided in 4 sections: north to the ice, the long slog south, Cape Horn to starboard and closing the circle- a Pacific passage. There is also a section on the plastic pollution and the Pacific garbage vortex.
We see results of vanishing ice and glaciers and the significance of the increase of jellyfish, also villages falling into the sea because of rising water levels. Photos show the scenery, the boat and sailing conditions and the people they meet. The labels on the photos are in very small, lighter print. It would have been better to have made this interesting information clearer for the reader.
The text describes the voyage in an understandable manner for even `landlubbers'; but most of all we see the natural beauty of the ocean world - it is still a show of magnificent sights.
The message that the team wanted to broadcast is that the way we use and utilize our community and continent affects more than just one area. It impacts those who live thousands of miles away because we share one ocean. It impacts human, plant, and animal life. Our actions are depleting the ice which impacts the continent in rippling effect. Each action ripples and affects another aspect of the environment. The photographer, David Thoreson, compiled a breathtaking array of photographs from the journey. This book is a must-have for anyone's library!
I received this book free for review in ebook format from netgalley.com.
Want a vacation of your life? pattern your self as if you were on board 'Ocean Watch' going around that big northern island or the big southern island.
One Island - One Ocean = Work, Play and Love and by all means keep the oceans clean.
I had the opportunity to attend Herb McCormick's (writer on board the Ocean Watch) presentation about this trip at Mystic Seaport, CT in January 2013 and it was wonderful--- it just blew me away. If you ever get a chance to see him speak about this wonderful excursion, I highly recommend it.
Fair winds and following seas!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I can only recommend to read this book. If you like sailing and if you care about the environment, you will love this book. Hopefully, we can still turn around things.Published 4 months ago by Coastal Guy
Great book, very interesting and important information. 3 stars because it took forever to get to me, almost two weeks and I paid for faster shippingPublished 18 months ago by Phil
Excellent condition, terrific photos. This will be a marvelous book for my coffee table.Published 19 months ago by BN Music
got to go to a lecture from the book photographer / sailor. hadn't known of the around the americas project prior to this lecture just this spring. Read morePublished 20 months ago by jeff
very good condition.Low price. Faster than estimated delievery.
Interesting reading both for sailors and whose interesting in the development of the seas.
The book was a Christmas gift for my husband. He loves it, especially the fantastic photos. He has already recommended it to his friends.Published on January 4, 2013 by Brigitte Hansen