Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Ocean stuff

Rummaging around in the crazy second-hand bookshop in Winton came up trumps for me today, with a couple of good finds;

The map is of the ocean currents and the worlds isothermal lines and was printed in 1870, and is just fascinating and beautiful to look at. The book is about a subject that is only just really coming into the mainstream national awareness - The Overfishing Problem. E.S. Russell was obviously an enlightened man back in 1942 when the book was printed, and as he says;

“The subject sounds remote; but it is in truth the concern of every citizen; and if the threat of serious reduction of fish stocks in the seas is to be averted, nothing short of immediate international action as soon as the war ends will do it.”

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