New PDF release: A Sea of Glass: Searching for the Blaschkas' Fragile Legacy

By Drew Harvell,Harry W. Greene

ISBN-10: 0520285689

ISBN-13: 9780520285682

"The writer makes an eloquent plea for marine biodiversity conservation."—Library Journal
"Harvell turns out to channel the devotion that encouraged the Blaschkas."—The Guardian 
Winner of the 2016 nationwide outdoors booklet Award, atmosphere Category

It began with a tumbler octopus. Dusty, damaged, and all yet forgotten, it stuck Drew Harvell’s eye. formed in difficult element via 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 previous, the Blaschkas were captivated by means of marine invertebrates and spun their likenesses into glass, documenting the lifetime of oceans untouched through weather swap and human affects. encouraged through the Blaschkas’ uncanny replicas, Harvell set out looking for their dwelling opposite numbers. In A Sea of Glass, she recounts this trip of a life-time, taking readers alongside as she dives underneath the ocean's floor to a infrequently obvious international, revealing the striking and strange biology of a few of the main old animals at the tree of existence. at the means, we glimpse a century of swap in our ocean ecosystems and research 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 received the simplest brief movie award on the 2015 Blue Ocean movie pageant & Conservation Summit. research extra concerning the movie and take a look at the trailer here.

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