World Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Food and Agriculture Organization (Rome, Italia) ; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ; United Nations Environment Programme ; World Health Organization (Geneva, Switzerland) ; United Nations ; International Atomic Energy Agency (Vienna, Austria)Published by: UNEP ; 2001
If it were not for the sea, the Earth would just be one more small, dead planet, another desert island adrift in the limitless black ocean of space. Life began in its waters, and no animal could clamber out of them onto dry land before algae in the primaeval oceans released oxygen to provide a welcoming atmosphere. And without the water from the sea that falls as rain, the continents would become barren again...
Collection(s) and Series: GESAMP - Reports and Studies- No. 70
Format: Digital (Free), Hard copy