By Drew Harvell,Harry W. Greene
"Harvell turns out to channel the devotion that inspired the Blaschkas."—The Guardian
Winner of the 2016 nationwide outdoors e-book Award, atmosphere Category
It began with a tumbler octopus. Dusty, damaged, and all yet forgotten, it stuck Drew Harvell’s eye. formed in complicated element by way of the father-son glassmaking group 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 one hundred fifty years prior, the Blaschkas have been captivated by means of marine invertebrates and spun their likenesses into glass, documenting the lifetime of oceans untouched by way of weather switch and human affects. encouraged by way of the Blaschkas’ uncanny replicas, Harvell set out looking for their residing 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 mind-blowing and weird 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 research which of the residing suits 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 easiest brief movie award on the 2015 Blue Ocean movie competition & Conservation Summit. research extra in regards to the movie and try the trailer here.
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A Sea of Glass: Searching for the Blaschkas' Fragile Legacy in an Ocean at Risk (Organisms and Environments) by Drew Harvell,Harry W. Greene