Tuesday, June 28, 2011

THE END OF THE LINE, a documentary film & WORLD WITHOUT FISH, a book by Mark Kurlansky

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A documentary film about the oceans.

WORLD WITHOUT FISH is a riveting new book for children about the threat to fish, the oceans, and our environment -- and what, armed with knowledge, they, and even their adult counterparts, can do about it.

In this amazing book, Mark Kurlansky tells how the fish we most commonly eat could become extinct in fifty years, and the domino effect that this would have, from the oceans turning pink to seabirds, then reptiles, then mammals disappearing. It explains the complicated effects of overfishing, global warming, and pollution and the dangers of fish farming.

But there's hope. By becoming advocates for sustainable fishing, children can help begin to put the planet back on the right track, one fish at a time.

Interwoven with the book is a 12-page full-color graphic novel. Each beautifully illustrated chapter opener links to form a larger fictional story that complements the text. Hand in hand, they create a Silent Spring for a new generation.

Mark Kurlansky is a former commercial fisherman and New York Times bestselling author of Cod, Salt, The Big Oyster, and other books. He’s won numerous awards, including the James A. Beard Award, ALA Notable Book Award, and New York Public Library Best Books of the Year Award. He lives with his wife and daughter in New York City and Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

What a scrumptious surprise upon my return! Thank you dear Sandy at i beati for a most welcome yum. It's exactly what my soul doctor ordered during this time of uncertainty regarding my father's health.

Thank you my dear friend! Love you! :))

Monday, June 13, 2011

Lord Byron..."I love not man the less, but Nature more..."

There is pleasure in the pathless woods;

There is rapture on the lonely shore;

There is society, where none intrudes,

By the deep sea, and music in its roar:

I love not man the less, but Nature more...

~~Lord Byron

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Sunflower. "Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it..."

"...I don't think there's anything on this planet that more trumpets life than the sunflower. For me, that's the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that's such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life."

A quote from the film, Calendar Girls.