The Imperiled Ocean by Laura Trethewey audiobook

The Imperiled Ocean: Human Stories from a Changing Sea

By Laura Trethewey
Read by Erica Sullivan

Blackstone Publishing 9781643131986
7.32 Hours Unabridged
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An exploration of the earth’s last wild frontier, filled with high-stakes stories that explores a vast territory undergoing tremendous change and the people and places facing an uncertain future On a life raft in the Mediterranean, a teenager from Ghana wonders whether he will reach Europe alive, and if he does, whether he will be allowed to stay. In the North Atlantic, a young chef disappears from a cruise ship, leaving a mystery for his friends and family to solve. A water-squatting community battles eviction from a harbor in a Pacific Northwest town, raising the question of who owns the water. The Imperiled Ocean by ocean journalist Laura Trethewey is a deeply reported work of narrative journalism that follows people as they head out to sea. What they discover holds inspiring and dire implications for the life of the ocean―and for all of us back on land. As The Imperiled Ocean unfolds, battles are fought, fortunes made, lives lost, and the ocean approaches an uncertain future. Behind this human drama, the ocean is growing ever more unstable, threatening to upend life on land. As we explore with Tretheway, we meet biologist Erin Stoddard tracking sturgeon in the Pacific Northwest. Unable to stop the development and pollution destroying the fish’s habitat, Stoddard races to learn about the fish before it disappears. This prehistoric fish has survived more than 300 million years on earth and could hold important truths about how humanity might make itself amenable to a changing ocean. As a fisher and scientist, Erin’s ability to listen to the water becomes a parable for what faces the ocean today. By eavesdropping on an imperiled world, he shows a way we can move forward to save the oceans we all share―through listening and discovery.

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Summary

An exploration of the earth’s last wild frontier, filled with high-stakes stories that explores a vast territory undergoing tremendous change and the people and places facing an uncertain future

On a life raft in the Mediterranean, a teenager from Ghana wonders whether he will reach Europe alive, and if he does, whether he will be allowed to stay. In the North Atlantic, a young chef disappears from a cruise ship, leaving a mystery for his friends and family to solve. A water-squatting community battles eviction from a harbor in a Pacific Northwest town, raising the question of who owns the water.

The Imperiled Ocean by ocean journalist Laura Trethewey is a deeply reported work of narrative journalism that follows people as they head out to sea. What they discover holds inspiring and dire implications for the life of the ocean―and for all of us back on land.

As The Imperiled Ocean unfolds, battles are fought, fortunes made, lives lost, and the ocean approaches an uncertain future. Behind this human drama, the ocean is growing ever more unstable, threatening to upend life on land. As we explore with Tretheway, we meet biologist Erin Stoddard tracking sturgeon in the Pacific Northwest. Unable to stop the development and pollution destroying the fish’s habitat, Stoddard races to learn about the fish before it disappears. This prehistoric fish has survived more than 300 million years on earth and could hold important truths about how humanity might make itself amenable to a changing ocean. As a fisher and scientist, Erin’s ability to listen to the water becomes a parable for what faces the ocean today. By eavesdropping on an imperiled world, he shows a way we can move forward to save the oceans we all share―through listening and discovery.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“For reasons of money, migrants die, cruise ships steer around the law, and plastic is made, sold, and discarded much faster than it can be collected and disposed of. We’re enriching ourselves—some of us—into the sort of madness where our id boils up and consumes us.” Wall Street Journal
“Three million US citizens work on the ocean―in fishing, oil and gas, tourism and other industries and services. The global figure is three billion. Journalist Laura Trethewey set out in 2015 on ‘an extended listening tour’ to hear some of their stories…The vivid result―her debut―persuades us that ‘the ocean’s story is also our own.’” Nature magazine
The Imperiled Ocean will appeal to both seafaring types and broader audiences looking for personal stories about universal human experiences.” Physics Today
“Narrator Erica Sullivan’s voice is understated as she calmly lists countries whose plastic has turned up in a “plastic sieve” along Canada’s coastline. Elsewhere, emotion creeps into her voice as she describes a refugee’s rough raft journey. Her narration adds impact to Laura Trethewey’s ‘extended listening tour’ of the world’s oceans. ” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Laura Trethewey

Author Bio: Laura Trethewey

Laura Trethewey is an ocean journalist and the senior writer and editor at Ocean.org, a multimedia storytelling site run by the Vancouver Aquarium. She has been published in Smithsonian Magazine, Courier International, The Walrus, the Globe and Mail, Hakai Magazine, and Canadian Geographic. She lives in Vancouver, and this is her first book.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 7.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English