By Drew Harvell,Harry W. Greene
"Harvell turns out to channel the devotion that influenced the Blaschkas."—The Guardian
Winner of the 2016 nationwide outside ebook Award, setting Category
It begun with a tumbler octopus. Dusty, damaged, and all yet forgotten, it stuck Drew Harvell’s eye. formed in difficult element by means of the father-son glassmaking crew of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, the octopus belonged to a menagerie of surprising marine creatures that have been packed away for many years in a garage unit. greater than a hundred and fifty years past, the Blaschkas have been captivated through marine invertebrates and spun their likenesses into glass, documenting the lifetime of oceans untouched via weather switch and human affects. encouraged by means of the Blaschkas’ uncanny replicas, Harvell set out looking for their dwelling opposite numbers. In A Sea of Glass, she recounts this trip of an entire life, taking readers alongside as she dives underneath the ocean's floor to a infrequently noticeable international, revealing the astonishing and strange biology of a few of the main historical animals at the tree of existence. at the approach, we glimpse a century of switch in our ocean ecosystems and examine which of the residing fits for the Blaschkas’ creations are, certainly, as fragile as glass.
Drew Harvell and the Blaschka menagerie are the topics of the documentary Fragile Legacy, which gained the simplest brief movie award on the 2015 Blue Ocean movie pageant & Conservation Summit. study extra concerning the movie and take a look at the trailer here.
Read or Download A Sea of Glass: Searching for the Blaschkas' Fragile Legacy in an Ocean at Risk (Organisms and Environments) PDF
Best marine biology books
Trundling alongside in basically a similar shape for a few 220 million years, turtles have visible dinosaurs come and move, mammals emerge, and humankind extend its dominion. Is it any ask yourself the power reptile bested the hare? during this enticing ebook physiologist Donald Jackson stocks a life of statement of this curious creature, permitting us a glance less than the shell of an animal straight away so standard and so unusual.
An important reference publication for each collector and researcher of yank seashells, Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells is a whole sourcebook and up to date id advisor, overlaying an extraordinary 9 hundred species of seashells and mollusks that dwell within the marine habitats of the Gulf of Mexico.
Fishes are by means of some distance the main species-rich vertebrate taxon, and it's also the vertebrate workforce with the main strikingly assorted repertoire of behaviours and behavioural variations. As such, they supply us with many possibilities to discover the interesting complexities of animal behaviour. crucial questions addressed during this booklet comprise: How do sensory enter, hormones, genetics and adventure engage to form person behaviour?
This publication makes a speciality of the interplay among delivery and the average atmosphere and the way delivery can try to turn into extra sustainable. Readers are guided in marine environmental expertise, environmental rules and abatement applied sciences to help in judgements on approach, coverage and investments.
- Return to the River: Restoring Salmon Back to the Columbia River
- Underwater Seascapes: From geographical to ecological perspectives
- Marine Microbiology: Bioactive Compounds and Biotechnological Applications
- Environmental Sex Differentiation in Fish
- Coral Reefs In The Microbial Seas
Extra info for A Sea of Glass: Searching for the Blaschkas' Fragile Legacy in an Ocean at Risk (Organisms and Environments)