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A Philosophical View of the Ocean and Humanity

Authors: Omstedt, Anders

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  • Emphasizes the need to change human attitudes toward the ocean
  • Offers unique ideas on combining science and the arts
  • Represents an important guide to transdisciplinary thinking as an antidote to tomorrow’s fragmented world
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This book is about the ocean and about the future. It is written in two modes, a concerned analytical scientific mode and an intuitive artistic mode in which the ocean is given a voice. The disconnect in the relationship between human dependency on and feelings about the ocean is examined in a dialogue between these two modes. The book illustrates how science and the arts can be connected to increase our awareness of the state of the ocean and support behavioural change.  This book is intended for everyone who would like to contribute to the sustainable use of the ocean.

Includes forewords by Alice Newton, University of Algarve, Portugal and Martin Visbeck, GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany. 

About the authors

Anders Omstedt is a professor emeritus at the University of Gothenburg, Department of Marine Sciences: Oceanography. His main focus has been on examining the ocean climate and ice-covered water bodies, particularly in coastal seas and lakes. He was a part-time scientific coordinator at the Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment for five years, and previously held various positions at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. He also has substantial experience working with dreams and is an approved dream group leader certified by the Swedish Dream Group Forum.

Anders Omstedt has written about 250 articles, books and book chapters, more than 100 of which have been published in reviewed international journals and books. His professional experience includes serving as project/scientific leader for numerous research programs, reviewer and guest editor, chairman and convener, invited speaker, and as a member of various international professional associations and working groups. 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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eBook $29.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Philosophical View of the Ocean and Humanity
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-36680-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-36680-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-36679-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 127
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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