The Frail Ocean Author:Wesley Marx "A fascinating and important book. The obvious comparison is with Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, and I can only hope Mr. Marx's book will be as widely read, and have a comparable impact" -- New York Times Book Review (1st Edition) — "This wonderful book will help us all understand the ocean so that we learn to respect it." -- Bill Bradley, US Sen... more »ator
First published in 1967, The Frail Ocean won the Phelan Award for non-fiction. Admirably without scare tactics or fear-mongering, Wesley Marx explores the relationship between humans and the oceans, and provides recommendations for change.
For centuries man has plundered and polluted his greatest natural resource - abuse that is finally taking its toll. A concerned conservationist reminds us of the great beauty and wealth of the sea, and sounds an urgent warning for its protection.« less