Additional Sources

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Bates, Marston. The Forest and the Sea: A Look at the Economy of Nature and the Ecology of Man. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 1998.

Marston Bates was a cultural biologist and professor emeritus of zoology at the University of Michigan. Bates was known for his scientific writings and achievements such as his studies on mosquitoes which contributed to the understanding of the epidemiology of yellow fever in northern South America. The Forest and the Sea written by Marston Bates, was recommended to me by professor Kristian Bjornard. This book explores a wide range of biological information about the interrelationship of man and nature. “It probes deep into man's danger to himself and that interlinked organic web by which he lives,” commented anthropologist Loren Eiseley.

Klein, Naomi. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2014.

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, columnist, and author of the New York Times and international bestsellers The Shock Doctrine, No Logo, This Changes Everything, and No Is Not Enough. In This Changes Everything Naomi Klein presses on the issues of the ever changing climate. Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It’s an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways. She writes about the issues of greenhouse emissions and the positive effects that addressing this issue would have. She also provides documentation of the inspiring movements that have already begun: “communities that are not just refusing to be sites of further fossil fuel extraction but are building the next, regeneration-based economies right now.”

Roberts, Callum. The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea. New York, New York: Penguin, 2012.

In The Ocean of Life, Callum Roberts writes about the earliest traces of life on earth to the current oceans. He writes about the impacts of fishing and ocean acidification, rising tides and warming seas, plastics and shifting currents, and reveals what actions must be taken in urgency to preserve our precious oceans. Roberts is a professor of marine conservation at the University of York and is the author of The Unnatural History of the Sea, a Washington Post Book of the Year and winner of the Rachel Carson Environment Book Award.

Sheppard, Charles. Advances in Marine Biology. 125 London Wall, London: Elsevier, 2019.

Advances in Marine Biology is written by Charles Sheppard and researches topics in marine biology such as fisheries science, ecology, zoology and biological oceanography, impacts of hydrocarbon contamination, pharmaceutical and personal care products in marine and coastal environments, characterization of nitrogen containing (PAHs) in crude oil and refined petroleum products, and etc. Charles Sheppard is a half-time professor in the School of Life Sciences at The University of Warwick, UK. He also works for a range of UN, Governmental and aid agencies in tropical marine and coastal development issues.

Smith, Richard. The World Beneath: The Life and Times of Unknown Sea Creatures and Coral Reefs. New York City, New York: Apollo Publishers, 2019.

Dr. Richard Smith is a marine biologist and conservationist, an award-winning underwater photographer and videographer, and the list goes on. In 2018, he identified a new species of pygmy seahorse, having first photographed it five years previously. He has a bachelor’s degree in Zoology, a master’s degree in Marine Ecology and Evolution, and a PhD that he received for his pioneering research on pygmy seahorses; it was the first PhD ever awarded for the subject. His book, The World Beneath: The Life and Times of Unknown Sea Creatures and Coral Reefs, contains new underwater discoveries and over 300 colorful images of marine life from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. You’ll discover the habits and ecosystems of species ranging from all sizes such as the Cenderawasih fairy wrasse, polka-dot longnose filefish, baby-blue sponges, daffodil crinoids, and the list continues.

Thomson, William. Tides and the Ocean: Water's Movement Around the World, from Waves to Whirlpools. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Running Press, 2018.

William Thomson is an artist, writer, and world traveler, who follows and lives along the coasts and maps the tides in a camper van. He is renowned for his hand-illustrated tidal charts and is the author of the UK bestseller Book of Tides. In Tides and Oceans, Thomson captures the cycles of the sea’s movements and shows graphic renderings of unusual tidal maps and other forms of water movement.