Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and what We Can Do to Save Them by Ted Danson
About the Author: Ted Danson came to fame as bartender Sam Malone on Cheers and now stars in The Good Place on NBC. Danson spent part of his youth at MNA, where his father was director from 1959 to 1975.
Few realize that over the course of the past two and a half decades, Danson has tirelessly devoted himself to the cause of heading off a looming global catastrophe--the destruction of our planet's oceanic biosystems and the complete collapse of the world's major commercial fisheries.
In Oceana, Danson details his journey from joining a modest local protest in the mid-1980s against oil drilling near his Southern California neighborhood to his current status as ones of the world's most influential oceanic environmental activists, testifying before congressional committees in Washington, DC, addressing the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland and helping found Oceana, the largest organization in the world focused solely on Ocean conservation.
In his incisive, conversational voice, Danson describes what has happened to our oceans in just the past half-century, ranging from the ravages of overfishing and habitat destruction to the devastating effects of ocean acidification and the wasteful horrors of fish farms. Danson also shares the stage of Oceana with some of the world's most respected authorities in the fields of marine science and commercial fishing, as well as with other influential activists.
Combining vivid, personal prose with an array of stunning graphics, charts and photographs, Oceana powerfully illustrates the impending crises and offers solutions that may allow us to avert them, showing you the specific courses of action you can take to become active, responsible stewards of our planet's most precious resource--its oceans.
Hardcover, 9 1/4" x 7 3/4", 304 pages