The Ocean Book
How endangered are our seas?

By Esther Gonstalla

The Ocean Book
Paperback, 128 pages £9.99
Published: 3rd January 2019
ISBN: 9780857844774
Format: 294mm x 205mm


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The Ocean Book is full of easy-to-read, beautiful infographics that present the key issues facing our oceans. Rising sea levels, growing rubbish patches and overfishing are putting our oceans in grave danger. Though we love our oceans, we must learn to cherish them. This book will help readers realize how we cause the problems and how we can solve them.

  1. Preface by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  2. Introduction
  3. Climate change
  4. Loss of biological diversity
  5. Overfishing
  6. Ocean-based industries
  7. Pollution
  8. Sources
  9. About the Author

Cleverly designed infographics and well-researched data offer a comprehensive if disturbing overview of the state of our oceans. A must if you care about what’s happening, and want to do something about it. 


- Craig Bennett, CEO, Wildlife Trust, formerly Friends of the Earth UK

The ocean sustains all life. Understanding how it works and how we are affecting it is vital for securing our future. The Ocean Book provides the full briefing.

- Dr Tony Juniper CBE, environmentalist & author of What’s really happening to our planet?

With informative diagrams and good reference to facts, this book explores the impacts of human activities on both marine and atmospheric systems providing an introduction to sustainability and marine science.

- Emma Lamb, International Marine Environmental consultant

This book aims to raise awareness as widely as possible by explaining the issue of ocean conservation in remarkably clear terms- appealing to our sense of responsibility. It is thus particularly timely

- H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco

This book is a masterpiece - simple comprehensive graphics & concise explanations on the complex subject of the Ocean.



- Prof Axel Timmermann, Pusan National University, South Korea

Gonstalla draws on hundreds of academic sources... distilling thousands of words into succinct and compelling images.

- Rob Lowe Eden Magazine

I recommend this book. You will be drawn in by its informative graphic design & the seriousness of the data with up-to-date accounts of ocean issues, from overfishing to plastics and renewable energy.

- Prof Daniel Pauly, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Esther Gonstalla, award-winning designer of The Atom Book, is much in demand for her use of infographics to make facts beautiful. She counts National Geographic among her many clients.

Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
ISBN: 9780857844774
Format: 294mm x 205mm

BISAC Code:  NAT025000
Imprint: Green Books

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