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One Island, One Ocean: The Epic Environmental Journey Around the Americas Hardcover – November 15, 2011


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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Weldon Owen; First American Edition edition (November 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616281715
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616281717
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 1 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #314,427 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One Island - One Ocean is a good read and an even better 'look'.
Doolie W. Pierce
`One Island One Ocean' is the story of a voyage circumnavigating North and South America- the first continuous west to east sail.
wogan
Herb does a great job taking you around the Americas by his words and beautiful photography.
GEORGE C BROWN JR

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By wogan TOP 100 REVIEWER on January 16, 2012
Format: Hardcover
`One Island One Ocean' is the story of a voyage circumnavigating North and South America- the first continuous west to east sail. More importantly was the study of the effects of the continual deterioration of ocean conditions...trying to awaken boaters to those dangers, to convert them to become stewards of the waters.
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.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 13, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Mark Schrader, captain of OceanWatch, and a team of scientists, a writer, teachers, sailors, and conservationists circumnavigated the Americas between 2009 and 2010 beginning in the northwest. The purpose of their journey was to educate children, youth, and adults about the similarities of our living space and how our actions affect that space. The team sailed around North and South America in the 64-foot vessel making stops for educational forums for school children. In addition, Herb McCormick live-blogged the adventure and wrote One Island, One Ocean as a permanent memorial and academic medium. The journey took thirteen months to complete beginning May 2009 and was timed to navigate through the Northwest Passage during the northern hemisphere's spring/summer when the ice would be less of a danger and around the tip of Cape Horn during the southern hemisphere's spring/summer when the winds and ice were less of a danger.

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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca S Esterle on January 8, 2014
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This book arrived quickly, has great pictures, and looks really interesting. I have only paged through it -- haven't gotten to read it yet.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GEORGE C BROWN JR on March 18, 2013
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Herb does a great job taking you around the Americas by his words and beautiful photography. I bought 2 so I could share the adventure with a friend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brigitte Hansen on January 4, 2013
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The book was a Christmas gift for my husband. He loves it, especially the fantastic photos. He has already recommended it to his friends.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Hayes on January 14, 2012
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This amazing story about the journey around the Americas will leave you touched by the diversity of our planet. Photographer Thoreson is simply brilliant as he documents the trip and captures the essence of each stop along the way. Simply outstanding book that I would highly recommend to others.
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