Human species have always had a deep calling; a tug brought forth by ebb and flow. This force that beckons us and connects us is the vast oceans that span across the globe. Whenever we imagine a superb holiday it is almost always at some sea-side destination and yet, we know so little about the oceans that surround us. We bring to you something that is bound to tantalize your imagination and arouse your curiosity about the waters that are so important to our existence – a book by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Brian Skerry called Man and Sea: Planet Ocean.

The two authors have done a spectacular job with this book; set out tactfully and factually they didn’t only out-do themselves with their writing but have included stunning aerial photographs taken by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and captivating underwater photography shot by Brian Skerry to accompany the dynamics of Man and Sea: Planet Ocean. Having travelled from the tropics, to the Arctic and even to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia these two men have gone all out to bring you a book that is inspiring, captivating and fascinating as you explore the depths of the ocean with them.

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Their beautiful technicolour images, spanning 304 pages, bring to life their detailed writing about some of the most essential systems of the oceans – from currents to food chains. Arthus-Bertrand and Skerry even incorporated interviews with some of the world’s foremost oceanic activists and researchers to bring you a comprehensive view on what’s happening between the relationship that man and the ocean share in regards to topics such as over-fishing and pollution.

This truly is a one-of-a-kind book that should not be missed and, simply, one that won’t be forgotten as it inflames your imagination with the beauty the planet’s fragile and fascinating underwater world.

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