Greenpeace Captain

My Adventures in Protecting the Future of Our Planet

Author: Peter Willcox,Ronald Weiss

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466892196

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 9143

A Man. A Mission. GREENPEACE CAPTAIN PETER WILLCOX has been a Captain for Greenpeace for over 30 years. He would never call himself a hero, but he is recognized on every ocean and continent for devoting his entire life to saving the planet. He has led the most compelling and dangerous Greenpeace actions to bring international attention to the destruction of our environment. From the globally televised imprisonment of his crew, the "Arctic 30," by Russian Commandos to international conspiracies involving diamond smuggling, gun-trading and Al-Qaeda, Willcox has braved the unimaginable and triumphed. This is his story--which begins when he was a young man sailing with Pete Seeger and continues right up to his becoming the iconic environmentalist he is today. His daring adventures and courageous determination will inspire readers everywhere.

Greenpeace Captain

My Adventures in Protecting the Future of Our Planet

Author: Peter Willcox,Ronald Weiss

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0143780832

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 9596

Action-packed and full of danger, Peter Willcox's memoir reads like a real-life thriller. Peter Willcox would never call himself a hero, but as the senior captain for Greenpeace International he has been at the epicentre of almost every dramatic ecological conflict in the past thirty years. From the globally televised imprisonment of his crew, the 'Arctic 30', by Russian commandos to international conspiracies involving diamond smuggling, gun-trading and al-Qaeda, Willcox has braved the unimaginable and triumphed. This is his story - which begins when he was a young man sailing with activist Pete Seeger and continues right up to his becoming the iconic environmentalist he is today. His daring adventures and courageous determination will inspire readers everywhere.

Captain Paul Watson

Interview With a Pirate

Author: Lamya Essemlali,Paul Watson

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 1770853820

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 8323

The behind-the-scenes true story of Paul Watson, the world's most famous eco-pirate and marine animal rights activist. Paul Watson became an animal rights activist at the young age of eleven, in 1962. When trappers killed a beaver that Paul had befriended, he systematically and efficiently located and destroyed their traps. This was the beginning of fifty years of animal rights activism. Among the international awards and recognition he has earned in that time, Time Magazine named Watson one of the top twenty environmental heroes of the 20th century. In 1969, when just eighteen, Watson co-founded Greenpeace. He was also the first man to intervene between a whale and a harpoon. Watson left Greenpeace to establish the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which uses more aggressive direct-action strategies to combat threats to the world's ocean creatures. With a goal of protection and conservation of marine mammals, their first priority is ending the illegal hunting of seals and whales. In Antarctica, Japanese whalers kill hundreds of whales each year. To circumvent the moratorium on commercial whaling, Tokyo disguises their whaling under the cover of scientific programs. Yet the environmental movement got results: Japanese whalers, who intended to kill 850 minke whales, returned with only 507 whales in 2010. The International Court of Justice was asked to require Japan to end this whaling program, and the campaigns have included sinking ten illegal whaling ships, ramming more at sea, confiscating hundreds of long lines and drift nets and making more than 250 expeditions worldwide to save hundreds of thousands of marine animals. Captain Watson, though fighting for a good cause, is labeled by some as a "pirate" and an "eco-terrorist," including those running Greenpeace today. But for those who think that petitions and banners will not be enough to save the ocean, he is a hero. To all his detractors, Paul Watson responds, "Find us a whale that disapproves of our actions and we promise to give it up!" In this book, Paul Watson reveals to shipmate Lamya Essemlali his motivations, campaigns, dangers and successes. Watson was recently arrested in Germany on a Costa Rican warrant that claimed he endangered the crew of a fishing vessel a decade ago. The Sea Shepherd feels the arrest is politically motivated and that he may be extradited to answer charges related to obstructing Japanese whaling activities. Watson skipped bail in Germany for an unknown destination, and is currently on the open seas.

Don't Trust, Don't Fear, Don't Beg

The Extraordinary Story of the Arctic 30

Author: Ben Stewart

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 1620971100

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 9811

Russia’s oil rigs to move north. But one early September morning in 2013 thirty men and women from eighteen countries—the crew of Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise—decide to draw a line in the ice and protest the drilling in the Arctic. Thrown together by a common cause, they are determined to stop Putin and the oligarchs. But their protest is met with brutal force as Putin’s commandos seize the Arctic Sunrise. Held under armed guard by masked men, they are charged with piracy and face fifteen years in Russia’s nightmarish prison system. Ben Stewart—who spearheaded the campaign to release the Arctic 30—tells an astonishing tale of passion, courage, brutality, and survival. With wit, verve, and candor, he chronicles the extraordinary friendships the activists made with their often murderous cellmates, their battle to outwit the prison guards, and the struggle to stay true to the cause that brought them there.

Greenpeace Captain

Bizarre Wanderings with the Rainbow Warrior

Author: Peter Willcox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910985526


Page: 336

View: 3390


Captain Cook

Master of the Seas

Author: Frank McLynn

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300172206

Category: Explorers

Page: 544

View: 8877

The age of discovery was at its peak in the eighteenth century, with heroic adventurers charting the furthest reaches of the globe. Foremost among these explorers was navigator and cartographer Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy.Recent writers have viewed Cook largely through the lens of colonial exploitation, regarding him as a villain and overlooking an important aspect of his identity: his nautical skills. In this authentic, engrossing biography, Frank McLynn reveals Cook's place in history as a brave and brilliant seaman. He shows how the Captain's life was one of struggle--with himself, with institutions, with the environment, with the desire to be remembered--and also one of great success.In Captain Cook, McLynn re-creates the voyages that took the famous navigator from his native England to the outer reaches of the Pacific Ocean. Ultimately, Cook, who began his career as a deckhand, transcended his humble beginnings and triumphed through good fortune, courage, and talent. Although Cook died in a senseless, avoidable conflict with the people of Hawaii, McLynn illustrates that to the men with whom he served, Cook was master of the seas and nothing less than a titan.

Plastic Ocean

How a Sea Captain's Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oce ans

Author: Capt. Charles Moore

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101517786

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 5492

A prominent seafaring environmentalist and researcher shares his shocking discovery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the Pacific Ocean, and inspires a fundamental rethinking of the Plastic Age and a growing global health crisis. In the summer of 1997, Charles Moore set sail from Honolulu with the sole intention of returning home after competing in a trans-Pacific race. To get to California, he and his crew took a shortcut through the seldom-traversed North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, a vast "oceanic desert" where winds are slack and sailing ships languish. There, Moore realized his catamaran was surrounded by a "plastic soup." He had stumbled upon the largest garbage dump on the planet-a spiral nebula where plastic outweighed zooplankton, the ocean's food base, by a factor of six to one. In Plastic Ocean, Moore recounts his ominous findings and unveils the secret life and hidden properties of plastics. From milk jugs to polymer molecules small enough to penetrate human skin or be unknowingly inhaled, plastic is now suspected of contributing to a host of ailments including infertility, autism, thyroid dysfunction, and some cancers. A call to action as urgent as Rachel Carson's seminal Silent Spring, Moore's sobering revelations will be embraced by activists, concerned parents, and seafaring enthusiasts concerned about the deadly impact and implications of this man made blight.

Catching Thunder

the true story of the world’s longest sea chase

Author: Eskil Engdal,Kjetil Saeter

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925548880

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 2410

A remarkable true story of courage and perseverance — and a wake-up call. December 2014: in the forbidding waters off Antarctica, Captain Hammarstedt of the Sea Shepherd ship Bob Barker embarks on a voyage unlike any seen before. Across ten thousand miles of hazardous seas, Hammerstedt’s crew will relentlessly pursue the Thunder — an infamous illegal fishing ship — for what will become the longest chase in maritime history. Wanted by Interpol, the Thunder has for years evaded justice: accumulating millions in profits, hunting endangered species, and ruthlessly destroying ocean habitats. The authors follow this incredible expedition from its very beginning. Yet even as seasoned journalists, they cannot anticipate what the chase will uncover, as the wake of the Thunder leads them to the trail of criminal kingpins, rampant corruption, modern slavery, and an international community content to turn a blind eye. Soon, catching Thunder becomes not only a chase but a pursuit of the truth itself and a symbolic race to preserve the well-being of our planet.

Making waves

the origins and future of Greenpeace

Author: Jim Bohlen

Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781551641669

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 181

View: 8924

An important part of the history of the environmental movement: the origins, birth, and exploits of Greenpeace.


Author: Paul Brown

Publisher: New Discovery Books

ISBN: 9780382249808

Category: Environmental protection.

Page: 64

View: 4637

Chronicles the growth and development of Greenpeace, and details their efforts worldwide to protect the environment

Star Trek: The Captain's Table #6: Christopher Pike: Where Sea Meets Sky

Author: Jerry Oltion

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439108536

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2890

There's a bar called "The Captain's Table," where those who have commanded mighty vessels of every shape and era can meet, relax, and share a friendly drink or two with others of their calling. Sometimes a brawl may break out but it's all in the family, more or less. Just remember, the first round of drinks is always paid for with a story...fishy or not. Years before Kirk took command, Captain Christopher Pike guided the Starship Enterprise™ on a five-year mission. Pike's journey took him to many new and unexplored realms, none more strange or perilous than a devastated star system where huge, space-faring lifeforms, vital to the survival of one inhabited star system, wreak havoc on the humanoid inhabitants of the other. Captain Pike must thrust the Enterprise into deadly danger as he fights to save one innocent civilization without dooming the other.

The Greenpeace to Amchitka

An Environmental Odyssey

Author: Robert Hunter

Publisher: arsenal pulp press

ISBN: 9781551521787

Category: History

Page: 237

View: 6928

In this vivid memoir, based on a manuscript originally written over 30 years ago, Robert Hunter depicts the first protest voyage in 1971 by the group that was later to become known as Greenpeace - now the most powerful ecological activist group in the world. The mission was in protest at nuclear testing the US government was carrying out on the small island of Amchitka in the Aleutian Islands - a geographically unstable area, highly prone to earthquakes, as well as a refuge of many endangered species. Includes photos of the mission by another original crew member.

The Whale Warriors

The Battle at the Bottom of the World to Save the Planet's Largest Mammals

Author: Peter Heller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501193767

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 8624

Now with a new afterword by the author, the tenth-anniversary edition of Peter Heller’s “swashbuckling adventure” (Publishers Weekly) takes us on a hair-raising journey aboard a whale saving pirate ship with a vigilante crew whose mission is to stop illegal Japanese whaling in the stormy seas of Antarctica. The Whale Warriors is an adventure story set in the far reaches of the globe. For two months in 2005, journalist Peter Heller was aboard the Farley Mowat as it stalked its prey—a Japanese whaling fleet—through the storms and ice of Antarctica. The little ship is black, flies under a jolly roger, and carries members of the Sea Shepherd Society, a radical environmental group who are willing to die to stop illegal whale hunting. Heller recreates a nail-biting showdown when Captain Watson and his crew attempt to deliberately ram an enormous Japanese whaling ship, trying to tear open its hull with a steel blade called a “Can Opener.” In thirty-five-foot seas, a deadly game of Antarctic chicken begins. But while the ships are far from rescue, the world is watching. Japan threatens to send down defense aircraft and warships, Australia appeals for calm, New Zealand dispatches military surveillance aircraft, the US Office of Naval Intelligence issues a piracy warning, and international media begin to track the developing whale war. As Heller describes the slow, rusting, old Norwegian trawler Farley Mowat and the fast, new six ship whaling fleet of the Japanese, we also learn about the crisis of our oceans, which are on the verge of total ecosystem collapse. The exploitation of endangered whales is emblematic of an over-exploitation of the seas that is now entering its desperate denouement with our own survival in the balance. “A swift kick to any remaining complacency about the plight of our oceans” (National Geographic Adventure), The Whale Warriors is “two parts high seas swashbuckle and one part inconvenient truth” (Surfer).

Ocean Warrior

My Battle to End the Illegal Slaughter on the High Seas

Author: Paul Watson

Publisher: Fusion Press

ISBN: 9781904132257

Category: Environmentalists

Page: 288

View: 3619

Captain Paul Watson is a founder member of Greenpeace. Ocean Warrior is his own story - an amazing chronicle of courageous acts in support of deeply held convictions. This book will interest anyone interested in environmental issues.

The Voyage of the Golden Rule

An Experiment with Truth

Author: Albert Bigelow

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1789121949

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 2290

In late March of 1958 four men set sail in a thirty-foot ketch, the Golden Rule, for the nuclear-bomb-testing area in the Marshall Islands. Their sailing was a non-violent protest to the continuation of such tests—tests which could threaten present and future generations with the deadly effects of fallout. Albert Bigelow, master and captain of the Golden Rule, has written a full and articulate account of this project—the reasons behind the sailing, his own difficult personal decision, the two voyages from San Pedro, California, and the government’s opposition that resulted in the imprisonment of captain and crew in Hawaii. He also gives a record of the navigational details of the voyage, including their difficulties in a storm the Coast Guard described as “one of the worst in twenty years.” The reader is given a clear understanding of the theory of non-violence and the author describes some of the other efforts made by the Committee for Non-Violent Action Against Nuclear Weapons and by the crew who later sailed another vessel, the Phoenix, right into the testing area. First published in 1959, THE VOYAGE OF THE GOLDEN RULE is an honest and inspiring record of a remarkable voyage and the men who made it. It is an important account of a noble action, one which focused the attention of the world and its governments on a problem that must be solved immediately if mankind is to survive. Above all, it is a calm and eloquent plea for peace on earth by a man who felt that it was “time to do something about peace, not just talk about peace.”

Black Watch

Liberating Europe and Catching Himmler – My Extraordinary WW2 with the Highland Division

Author: Tom Renouf

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group

ISBN: 074811856X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 1638

As a 19-year old Black Watch conscript Tom Renouf's war began with some of the most vicious fighting of the conflict - against Himmler's fanatical 'Hitler Youth' SS Division. It ended with the capture of Himmler himself and Tom taking a trophy he still treasures - the Gestapo commander's watch. Seriously wounded and later decorated with a Military Medal for gallantry, Tom Renouf witnessed the death and maiming of countless of his teenage comrades and saw the survivors transformed into grizzled veterans. Tom Renouf draws on his own personal experiences - as well as his unique archive of interviews with veterans amassed over twenty years as secretary of the 51st Highland Division Veterans' Association - to paint a vivid picture of the Battle of Normandy, the liberation of Holland, the Battle of the Bulge and many more memorable WW2 events.

Sea Shepherd

My Fight for Whales and Seals

Author: Paul Watson,Warren Rogers,Cleveland Amory

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393335804

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

View: 7553

Biography of British Columbia conservationist who is determined to stop the hunting of seals and whales, and used his own boat, Sea Shepherd, to do so.

Hot Dogs & Hamburgers

Unlocking Life's Potential by Inspiring Literacy at Any Age

Author: Rob Shindler

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1938416104

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

View: 4847

An expected dad plans on his wife delivering the perfect baby. To his surprise, his beautiful son is wired a little differently than the other kids. Scared daddy runs and hides in the closet. Literally. For almost four years he watches from the sidelines as Oliver struggles and by the end of fourth grade, he's barely reading at a kindergarden level. Eventually, Daddy Dearest decides to jump in the deep end and starts taking a course on how to become a reading tutor. His students are all adult African Americans in their 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's. These grown-ups no longer see life through rose-colored glasses and aren't looking for Cinderella endings. They're realistic about their goals and their futures. They no longer want to be President or CEO's of Fortune 500 Companies. They now dream these things for their grandchildren. Instead, they simply want to be able to enjoy People Magazine. Read a menu. Fill out a job application. Understand the instructions on medicine bottles. Help their sons and daughters with their homework. Using unusual and unorthodox methods like the Bible, fortune cookies, horoscopes and Motown song lyrics, the adults miraculously start reading. Soon, he's ready to attack the very reason that brought him to the Literacy Center in the first place. On a diving board at a park pool on a boiling July morning, it finally sticks. In the end, an unplanned event causes the unexpected connection between this twelve year old little boy and a classroom filled with these grown-up strangers. Together, they complete something incredible.

An Unreasonable Woman

A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas

Author: Diane Wilson,Kenny Ausubel

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1933392274

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 391

View: 4868

Relates the battle fought by a fourth-generation, Texas Gulf Coast shrimper against an anti-environmental corporation.

Rainbow Warriors

Legendary Stories from Greenpeace Ships

Author: Maite Mompo

Publisher: New Internationalist

ISBN: 1780261888

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 8026

Encounters on the high seas, eco-style. Stories from the decks of the three ships that have sailed as Rainbow Warriors.