The abundance of water on the Earth's surface is an exceptional feature that distinguishes our "Blue Planet" from others. Beyond the species that inhabit them, the oceans are essential to all living organisms on Earth. Thanks to the oceans, clouds and rainfall are produced, allowing vital water to reach all terrestrial ecosystems and human communities. Therefore, CEMEX has dedicated the 19th edition of its Conservation Book Series, entitled Oceans: Heart of Our Blue Planet, to raising awareness of the critical importance of our planet's marine ecosystems. Together with the printed publication, weve released the first electronic edition of this lavishly illustrated book. We aim to reach broad audiences to inspire actions that help maintain healthy oceans. CEMEX is greatly honored to have collaborated with a number of highly respected organizations in the publication of this new book, including the International League of Conservation Photographers, Conservation International, and the New England Aquarium and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, among others. We sincerely hope this book will inspire actions that help maintain healthy oceans for the sustainability of our planet and society. Features: Full-screen beautiful photographs by some of the worlds most recognized photographers Mapped geo-references of all published photos Key interactions to explain particular concepts in graphs Horizontal and vertical visualization About CEMEXs Conservation Book Series: This series, which we have published since 1993, is part of our commitment to promote a culture of biodiversity awareness and conservation among our stakeholders. We publish a new book each year that illustrates strategies and diverse approaches to foster the protection of our natural worldcomplemented by powerful images from the world's best nature photographers. We have distributed these books through both the public and private sectors, including universities. We have also donated thousands of the books to conservation organizations to help them fund their projects. About CEMEX: CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries throughout the world. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through its efforts to pursue innovative industry solutions and efficiency advancements and to promote a sustainable future.