When our Living Seas Team started putting together a list of must-read books for ocean lovers we had so many recommendations that we couldn’t fit them all into one article! It is now time for our second list of books for marine enthusiasts. So, sit back with a cup of tea and let these authors take you on an ocean adventure.
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The Silent World – Jacques Cousteau
Often referred to as the pioneer of marine conservation Jacques Cousteau chronicled his early underwater adventures, with co-diver Frederic Dumas, in the memoir “The Silent World”. Discover sunken ships and treasures, re-live their shark encounters and early experiments with the aqua-lung.
Sea Change: A Message of the Oceans – Sylvia Earle
Slyvia Earle is a marine biologist and former chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In Sea Change, Slyvia documents three decades of underwater adventures including diving with humpbacks whales, exploring the Great Barrier Reef and the destruction caused by oil spills.
The Salt Path – Raynor Winn
This life-affirming true story follows Raynor and her husband Moth as they walk the 630-mile South West Coast path after discovering Moth is terminally ill and losing their home and livelihood. This inspirational memoir deals with grief and the healing power of the natural world.
Ocean of Life – Callum Roberts
Take a tour beneath the waves with marine conservationist Callum Roberts and explore the richness of life in the deep. He also documents the impacts humans have had on the oceans from warming seas to ocean acidification as well as how we can restore them to life.
The following books are suitable for mini marine biologists.
Under the Sea – Fiona Patchett
What creatures live at the bottom of the sea? How do seahorse swim? This colourful book provides fascinating information on the animals that live beneath the waves and is suited to children who are beginning to read on their own.
What a Waste: Rubbish, Recycling and Protecting our Planet – Jess French
This informative book for children will educate young conservationists about how our actions affect the planet, how to turn waste into useful products and everyday changes that can help our planet.