Human Impact



Human Impact


Carole G. Vogel





   Human beings have collectively become one of the most potent forces in nature, transforming the ocean through overfishing, uncontrolled coastal development, global warming, and pollution. The most dangerous refuse in the ocean may be discarded military equipment, such as bombs, mines, and poison gas. Filthy harbors, dead zones, toxic algae blooms, mass extinctions, and alien invaders from distant waters are all ominous signs of troubled seas. The current generation of scientists and policy-makers has had limited success in reversing the decline of the oceans. Read why the next generation—the kids in school today—will be better equipped to make a difference.


Praise for The Restless Sea: Human Impact

“…Magnificent, full-color photographs depicting the fish, mammals, birds, and other bounty of the sea offer a harsh contrast to the distressing ecological news. Human Impact provides a detailed description of the results of population growth, global warming, and the development of coastal areas. The devastation to marine life resulting from occurrences such as oil spills and the dead zones caused by oxygen-depleted water are described through both heart-wrenching photographs and informative text… [Human Impact and Ocean Wildlife] are valuable works for both research and report writing, as well as for providing vitally important information to the future keepers of the Earth.” --School Library Journal

Human Impact is perhaps the most important book in the series. With the information given, people can have a better understanding of what our negligence is doing/has done to the earth's oceans… The book gives wonderful suggestions on what everyone can do to make a difference.”
--Diana Bennett, reviewer for Midwest Book Review

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