A Sea of Glass: Searching for the Blaschkas' Fragile Legacy by Drew Harvell,Harry W. Greene

By Drew Harvell,Harry W. Greene

"The writer makes an eloquent plea for marine biodiversity conservation."—Library Journal
"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.

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