One Island, One Ocean: The Epic Environmental Journey Around the Americas
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One Island, One Ocean: The Epic Environmental Journey Around the Americas

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On May 31, 2009, a committed team of sailors, scientists, teachers and conservationists joined forces on a voyage that was vast in scope and ambition but launched under the simplest of ideas: The continents of North and South America are a single island, surrounded by a shared ocean, and with a common set of challenges, communities, issues, and solutions. To put it in the...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by Weldon Owen
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A beautiful book to look at, as well as read. I found the photographs stunning and rich, and the story of the maritime journey to be fascinating. There were several maritime traditions I had never heard of before, and I found myself looking at the map of the route taken often to feel more connection with the journey taken.

A book I would highly recommend.

I received a copy of this book to peruse through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Sarah
One Island, One Ocean is the narrative of the Around the America's expedition. This voyage circumnavigated the American continents to study the deterioration Ocean Health. The writing is reader-friendly, including only enough jargon to be authentic. The pictures are stunning and the findings of the expedition alarming. There are maps throughout the book which depict the route sailed by the Ocean Watch, and its location at the end of each chapter.

This is a recommended book for anyone interested i...more
Yvonne Stegall
There is an adventure waiting in the pages of this book. Go on a journey around the world that will amaze you and teach you. The photos are breathtaking.

I especially love the photos of the wildlife. I love the fact that this journey has been shared with all through this wonderful book.(received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads)
Ashley
This was a very enjoyable book; as many have said and I concur the pictures are fabulous! I so enjoyed moments like when I read about whales welcoming the boat or when the equator was crossed. I learned so much about maritime traditions like initiating those who've never crossed the equator before in a boat. This was a wonderful book!
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