The Frail Ocean : A Blueprint for Change in the New Millennium

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First published in 1967, The Frail Ocean won the Phelan Award for non-fiction. Admirably without scare tactics or fear-mongering, Wesley Marx explores the relationship between humans and the oceans, and provides recommendations for change.

Now updated, expanded and redesigned, The Frail Ocean: A Blueprint for Change in the New Millennium is a must-read for all citizens of this watery planet. Major subjects are revisited to provide updates and a current perspective, and there is a new chapter on the increasingly pervasive high-speed vessels. New sidebars and tables, replete with commentaries and up-to-date information, appear throughout the book along with 46 photos taken by the author.

Find out which strategies are working and which are not--by exploring past successes and failures, The Frail Ocean provides both inspiration and realistic ways for us all to become effective advocates for our greatest natural resource. Wesley Marx continues to draw on his knowledge of nature, science, history, and law to give his readers an ultimately hopeful prescription for the future.

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Wesley Marx has been urging humans to take a deeper look at our relationship with the ocean for decades. Born and raised in California, he holds a BA from Stanford University and he served as a commissioned officer in the US Marine Corps. Currently, he is a contributing editor for Coast and Ocean magazine and has written for a number of periodicals including The Smithsonian, The Atlantic, Audubon, Reader's Digest and American Heritage. He has also contributed to a number of environmental books and publications, and frequently addresses marine affairs at political and professional organizations and universities across the United States.

Wesley Marx has served on marine panels for the National Research Council, on the governing board of the California Tahoe Regional Agency and has been a member of the California Attorney General's Environmental Task Force. In addition to three editions of the Phelan Award-winning Frail Ocean, he has authored seven books on marine conservation and the environment. And, yes, even his free time focuses on the ocean. As well as gardening and hiking, Marx enjoys diving, body surfing and snorkeling. He lives with his wife Judith in Irvine, California.

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"A fascinating and important book. The obvious comparison is with Rachel Carson's Silent Spring..." -- New York Times Book Review (1st Edition)

"This wonderful book will help us all understand the ocean so that we learn to respect it." -- Bill Bradley, US Senator

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