Today, National Geographic and La Mer release a beautiful new book authored by Sylvia Earle titled BLUE HOPE: Exploring and Caring for Earth’s Magnificent Ocean. With a strong focus on the importance of the sea, BLUE HOPE weaves Dr. Earle’s insights about the ocean among those of other advocates including Bill Clinton and actress Daryl Hannah with exquisite photographs of coral reefs, beaches, other ocean habitats and close-ups of marine life. The fusion of these revelations with stunning images is sure to inspire readers to appreciate the beauty, value and vulnerability of the sea.
Throughout her 60-year career as an oceanographer and ocean advocate, Dr. Earle has led over 100 expeditions, logged over 7,000 hours underwater and set a record for solo diving to 1,000 meters. As a world leader in ocean research and conservation, Dr. Earle recounts her career highlights in the book in a way that demonstrates her passion for saving the ocean and all of the life it supports – including our own. The other advocates featured in the book lend their compelling perspectives on why the ocean is important to them as well.
Distributed by Random House, Inc., BLUE HOPE features 200 color photographs and eight maps organized throughout the seven chapters of the book, which include “Why the Ocean Matters,” “The Ocean is Alive” and “Caring for the Ocean.” Each chapter begins with an inspiring quote from Dr. Earle and an essay about her experiences as a scientist and advocate for protecting marine life. The epilogue highlights Dr. Earle’s current initiative – her “Mission Blue” – to protect a global network of Hope Spots, Earth’s most vital marine ecosystems.
As an Explorer-in-Residence, Sylvia Earle has worked in collaboration with the National Geographic Society for over 16 years. La Mer, a renowned luxury skincare brand, supports ocean conservation through its Blue Heart initiative and its collaboration with National Geographic. Thanks to their combined support, BLUE HOPE will inspire ocean conservation among a diverse audience by sharing Dr. Earle’s passionate message: Life depends on the ocean, and to save it we must love it.
You can find BLUE HOPE online at the Mission Blue online shop.