Sea fever consists of two components: one individual, a manifestation of a deeply rooted bond with the sea; the other collective, caused by society’s increasing reliance on the sea. While individual sea fever is mostly symbolic, its collective counterpart is all too real: the ocean is warming and is no longer healthy. Though it does not intend to preach, Sea Fever argues there is a need to apply our individual feelings of respect and wonder to the way we collectively treat the ocean.
PEOPLE AND THEIR OCEAN PLANET
SeaFever examines various ocean uses and resources, and how they are managed or, in some instances, mismanaged.
The book emphasizes the need to use the oceans in a sustainable manner, to keep the ocean healthy for future generations.
The book consists of six chapters: Origins, Health, Harvest, Wealth, Knowledge and Pollution.
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Our souls have sight of that immortal sea
Which brought us hither,
Can in a moment travel thither,
And see the children sport upon the shore,
And hear the mighty waters rolling evermore.
Do you see the sea, breaking itself to bits against
yet remaining unbroken, the level great sea?
Rich are the sea-gods:—who gives gifts but they?
They grope the sea for pearls, but more than pearls:
They pluck Force thence, and give it to the wise.
I need the sea because it teaches me,
I don’t know if it’s music or awareness,
nor if it’s a single wave or its vast depth,
or a hoarse voice or a shining
suggestion of fishes and ships.