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

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 encouraged the Blaschkas."—The Guardian 
Winner of the 2016 nationwide outside booklet Award, setting Category

It all started with a tumbler octopus. Dusty, damaged, and all yet forgotten, it stuck Drew Harvell’s eye. formed in problematic aspect by way of the father-son glassmaking crew of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, the octopus belonged to a menagerie of bizarre marine creatures that were packed away for many years in a garage unit. greater than one hundred fifty years prior, the Blaschkas have been captivated by way of marine invertebrates and spun their likenesses into glass, documenting the lifetime of oceans untouched through weather switch and human affects. encouraged via the Blaschkas’ uncanny replicas, Harvell set out looking for their residing 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 hardly ever obvious global, revealing the magnificent and strange biology of a few of the main historic animals at the tree of existence. at the manner, we glimpse a century of switch in our ocean ecosystems and study which of the dwelling 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. examine extra in regards to the movie and take a look at the trailer here.

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