World Ocean Day film, book titles highlighted by Manistee County Library

John F. Kennedy said, “We are bound to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came. ”

World Ocean Day is June 8 and its purpose is to draw attention to the impact humans have on ocean life while working to develop sustainable goals to protect the resource. The theme for Manistee County Library’s Summer Reading Program is Oceans of Possibilities.

Including studies from the American Museum of Natural History, “Ocean: The World’s Last Wilderness Revealed” by Robert Dinwiddie is filled with fascinating information, colorful photographs and fun facts about marine life.

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• Including studies from the American Museum of Natural History, “Ocean: The World’s Last Wilderness Revealed” by Robert Dinwiddie is filled with fascinating information, colorful photographs and fun facts about marine life.

• Written by a Navy admiral, “Sea Power: the History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans” by James Stavridis traces the history of the Navy and the oceans on which it sails.

• “Sextant: a Young Man’s Daring Sea Voyage and the Men Who Mapped the World’s Oceans” by Barrie David focuses on the navigational tool all sailors depend on for survival in the open water. Read about the legends of the sea, their voyages and discoveries.

• Using maps to pinpoint key locations throughout the world, Christina Conklin highlights the damage being done to our oceans and what might be lost if changes aren’t implemented in “The Atlas of Disappearing Places: Our Coasts and Oceans in the Climate Crisis.”

• Traveling to the last frontier, “Expedition Deep Ocean: the First Descent to the Bottom of all Five of the World’s Oceans” by Josh Young takes the reader to the ocean’s depths using the latest technology.

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