Note: A review copy of Ocean: A Global Odyssey was provided to me by the author and the publisher via TLC Book Tours. I was not compensated for this review and as always, my thoughts and opinions are my own.
Friday, December 3, 2021
The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "Ocean: A Global Odyssey" by Sylvia A. Earle
Happy Aloha Friday! I am very excited to be today's stop on the TLC Book Tour for Ocean: A Global Odyssey by Sylvia A. Earle, a simply gorgeous coffee table tome from National Geographic.
National Geographic (November 16, 2021)
Living on an island, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, I am constantly amazed and awed at its power and its beauty. Ocean: A Global Odyssey, captures the essence of the world's oceans in all of their glory. It is giant, over 500 pages and filled with stunning photos (It is National Geographic of course) and interesting information. The book is divided into four sections: Part 1; The Living Ocean, which covers its origins as well as answers questions such as "Where the Water Came From and Why is the Sea Salty? and covers its movement in The Nature of Waves and Really Big Waves. Part 2 is Life in the Ocean, with the details about many of the creatures that call the ocean and its shore their home. Part 3: Our Lives and the Ocean focuses on exploration and conservation, including the impact of the climate, humans and global warming on our seas. Finally Part 4: Atlas of the Ocean, maps out the different oceans and seas that surround us.
Author Sylvia A. Earle's expertise and passion for the ocean comes across in every word and although the book delves deeply into science, she keeps the writing engaging and accessible. I have been slowly working my way through this giant book and plan to keep it nearby to curl up with and explore. If you are still shopping for the holidays, Ocean: A Global Odyssey would be a perfect gift for any ocean lovers and water babies on your list.
A few of the many beautiful photos in this book:
Author Notes: Long recognized as one of the world's top experts on ocean science and conservation, Sylvia Earle is the president and chairman of Mission Blue/The Sylvia Earle Alliance and a National Geographic Explorer at Large. Called "Her Deepness" by and the , a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress, and a "First Hero for the Planet" by magazine, she is an oceanographer, explorer, author, and field scientist. In 1970, told she could not join a crew of men testing an undersea habitat, she was asked to lead an all-female crew, and they lived underwater for weeks, pioneering deep-sea ventures. Since then, she has continued to cross boundaries, always passionately advocating on behalf of Earth's ocean.
You can see the stops for the rest of this TLC Book Tour and what other reviewers thought about the book here.