Ocean Week 2024

Updated May 17, 2024
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The right to be cold : one woman's story of protecting her culture, the Arctic, and the whole planet
Watt-Cloutier, Sheila
A "courageous and revelatory memoir" (Naomi Klein) chronicling the life of the leading Indigenous climate change, cultural, and human rights advocate For the first ten years of her life, Sheila Watt-Cloutier traveled only by dog team. Today there are more snow machines...
Not on my watch : how a renegade whale biologist took on governments and industry to save wild salmon
Morton, Alexandra
In 1989, industrial aquaculture moved into British Columbia, chasing away the whales Alexandra Morton had dedicated her life to studying. Her fisherman neighbours asked her if she would write letters on their behalf to government explaining the damage the farms were doing to the fisheries, and one...
We are water protectors
Lindstrom, Carole
Water is the first medicine.It affects and connects us all.Water is sacred. My people talk of a black snake that will destroy the land, Spoil the water, wreck everything in its path.They foretold that it wouldn't come for many, many years.Now the black snake is here.Told from the perspective of a...
Ocean speaks : how Marie Tharp revealed the ocean's biggest secret
Keating, Jess
Meet Marie Tharp (1920-2006), the first person to map the Earth's underwater mountain ridge, in this inspiring picture book biography from the author of Shark Lady. From a young age, Marie Tharp loved watching the world. She loved solving problems. And she loved pushing...
My ocean is blue
Lebeuf, Darren
A young girl's poetic exploration of the enchanting ocean she loves. "This is my ocean", the young girl begins as she heads over the dunes with her mother. Then, as they pass the whole day at the seaside, she lyrically describes her ocean in simple, sensory detail. It's both "slimy" and...
Hello humpback!
Budd, Robert
With bright and bold illustrations of the wild and magical West Coast by celebrated artist Roy Henry Vickers, this sturdy board book will delight babies and toddlers as they begin to experience and recognize the sights and sounds of the natural world. Hello Humpback!, a "first words" book,...
Ocean! : waves for all
McAnulty, Stacy
Dude. Ocean is incredible. Atlantic, Pacific, Artic, Indian, Southern--it's all excellent Ocean! Not part of any nation, his waves are for all. And under those waves, man, he holds so many secrets. With characteristic humor and charm, Stacy McAnulty channels the voice of Ocean in this next...
The aquanaut
Heinerth, Jill
When I was young, the world seemed too dangerous. Everything was too hard. I was too young. Places were too far away. But that was okay because I had a big imagination. Through beautiful, spare text, Jill Heinerth tells her story about a girl who feels too young, too little and too far away from her...
Braiding sweetgrass
Kimmerer, Robin Wall.
A New York Times Bestseller A Washington Post Bestseller Named a "Best Essay Collection of the Decade" by Literary Hub As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member...
The oceans : a deep history
Rohling, Eelco J.
The 4.4-billion-year history of the oceans and their role in Earth's climate system It has often been said that we know more about the moon than we do about our own oceans. In fact, we know a great deal more about the oceans than many people realize. Scientists know that our...
The curious life of krill : a conservation story from the bottom of the world
Nicol, Stephen
"Makes you feel as if you're part of an engaging dinnertime conversation." --Science News Krill--it's a familiar word that conjures oceans, whales, and swimming crustaceans. Scientists say they are one of most abundant animals on the planet....
Plastic, ahoy! : investigating the great Pacific garbage patch
Newman, Patricia
Plastic: it's used to make everything from drink bottles and bags to toys and toothbrushes. But what happens when it ends up where it doesn't belong--like in the Pacific Ocean? How does it affect ocean life? Is it dangerous? And exactly how much is out there? A team of...
The sea book
Milner, Charlotte
Featuring fascinating, fishy fun facts accompanied by bright, bold, and beautiful illustrations, this book takes children on a journey through the sea and all its zones.  This charming celebration of the sea shows children how extraordinary our oceans are and is a reminder...
Emperors of the deep sharks -- the ocean's most mysterious, most misunderstood, and most important guardians
McKeever, William
"Emperors of the Deep is a must-read for anyone in love with our oceans and concerned with averting the looming ecological destruction of our planet. McKeever brings to light the importance of sharks and their role as ancient guardians of the seas."--John Hocevar, Oceans Campaign Director,...

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