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Aqua Terra
Aqua Terra

Aqua Terra

Reflections on the World Ocean


160 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $19.65)

Publication Date: October 2020

ISBN 9780918172846

Rights: WOR

Leete's Island Books (Oct 2020)


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Personal, poetic and profound reflections on the natural ocean system.


"Big governments, big economies, and big polluters are coming to the realization that the Blue-Green recovery is the smart choice. With the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration getting underway next year, we should prepare ourselves for good works ahead. Personal voices can move us to partake in those good works. Through his personal reflections and 'oceanic feelings', Peter Neill gives us inspiration through this collection of ocean essays." —Peter Thomson,  UN Special Envoy for the Ocean

"With a passion for all things ocean, Peter Neill takes us on an informative and inspirational journey through time and space, history and Nature. This is without question one of the most thought-provoking and motivating books about the ocean I have read." —Wendy M. Watson-Wright, PhD IOC-UNESCO; Ocean Frontier Institute 

"True to his title, Peter Neill gives us a new, universal vocabulary for understanding our complex relationship with the waters of the world. Aqua Terra is indispensable reading for anyone seeking to refine their bonds with the world ocean." —Lincoln Paine, author of The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World

Author Biography

PETER NEILL is founder and director of the World Ocean Observatory. Throughout his career he has contributed to organizations devoted to marine affairs, education, and culture. He was President of the South Street Seaport Museum from 1985-2004, is past President of the Council of American Maritime Museums and the International Congress of Maritime Museums; is co-founder of The Sound School and The Harbor School. He has written numerous other non-fiction and fiction titles including "The Once and Future Ocean", "3", "A Time Piece", "Mock Turtle Soup", "Maritime America" and many others.