In Oceana, Danson details his journey from joining a modest local protest in the mid-1980s to oppose offshore oil drilling near his Southern California neighborhood to his current status as one of the world's most influential oceanic ...
Author: Ted Danson
Publisher: Rodale Books
Category: Political Science
Most people know Ted Danson as the affable bartender Sam Malone in the long-running television series Cheers. But fewer realize that over the course of the past two and a half decades, Danson has tirelessly devoted himself to the cause of heading off a looming global catastrophe—the massive destruction of our planet's oceanic biosystems and the complete collapse of the world's major commercial fisheries. In Oceana, Danson details his journey from joining a modest local protest in the mid-1980s to oppose offshore oil drilling near his Southern California neighborhood to his current status as one of the world's most influential oceanic environmental activists, testifying before congressional committees in Washington, D.C.; addressing the World Trade Organization in Zurich, Switzerland; and helping found Oceana, the largest organization in the world focused solely on ocean conservation. In his incisive, conversational voice, Danson describes what has happened to our oceans in just the past half-century, ranging from the ravages of overfishing and habitat destruction to the devastating effects of ocean acidification and the wasteful horrors of fish farms. Danson also shares the stage of Oceana with some of the world's most respected authorities in the fields of marine science, commercial fishing, and environmental law, as well as with other influential activists. Combining vivid, personal prose with an array of stunning graphics, charts, and photographs, Ocean powerfully illustrates the impending crises and offers solutions that may allow us to avert them, showing you the specific courses of action you can take to become active, responsible stewards of our planet's most precious resource—its oceans.
The value of all these stories is that they remind us how little evidence there is
that Harrington or anyone else was a theoretical or doctrinaire republican before
1649. He wrote Oceana less to justify the fall of the English monarchy than to ...
Author: James Harrington
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This 1992 volume explores the the life and pivotal career of James Harrington.
I would like to thank the Oceana County Historical and Genealogical Society for
welcoming this project with open arms. Without their help and assistance, this
book would not have been possible. Unless otherwise noted, all images appear ...
Author: David K. Petersen
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Oceana County, named for the great freshwater ocean of Lake Michigan, was formed in 1831 and organized on February 13, 1855. The great forest seemed to be an ocean itself, a never-ending sea of green gold for the lumber barons to exploit. The harvest of these mammoth stands of pines brought men and their families to the area to work and build their fortunes. As with many of its immediate neighbors, Oceana County was forged from the exploits of trappers and lumbermen--it was sustained and nurtured by the farmers and businessmen who remained. They built communities on the pine-stumped fields that were left after the great stands of White Pine were shipped out to build the ever-expanding cities of a growing nation.
As intimated in the preceding chapter, the locality now designated upon the map
of Michigan as Oceana County, is not the locality, nor deceit embrace any of the
territory of Oceana County as originally defined by the rI'erritorial Legislature.
But if the Representative of Oceana has not the power or strength to break their
Orders , and perpetuate themselves ; much less the Senate . True it is , if we look
upon some other Commonwealths , a Senate might have the interest to do it ; but