Ode to the Ocean


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Of all our planet's (0) geographical GEOGRAPHY features, the ocean is probably the most schizophrenic. ln one moment it can be a source of (1) SERENE and comfort, in the next a capricious and threatening force that unleashes a barrage of unimaginable power onto coastlines.
It is this (2) PREDICT that attracts photographer Philip Plisson to the world's waters, prompting him to live his life travelling the seas. He has produced a book, 'The Sea', and has now (3) WIDE his lens to provide more global focus in 'The Ocean'. ln nearly 200 images taken in more than 50 countries, the book celebrates Plisson's (4) FASCINATE for the variety and beauty of the sea. He honours the sea through his lens and tries to raise (5) AWARE of its importance to the survival of the planet. 60% of the world's population lives on a (6) COAST strip that is 60km wide. By 2025, 75% will be living on the same strip, but it will be 75% of 8 billion instead of the present 6 billion. lmages of extravagant reclamation projects like 'The Palm' and 'The World' in Dubai point towards man's attempts to defy nature and expand the coastline for further (7) URBAN.
Through Plisson's extraordinary photographs, it is the portrayal of the ocean's simultaneous power and (8) FRAGILE that makes this book so enthralling.