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The Extreme Life of the Sea
     

The Extreme Life of the Sea

by Stephen R. Palumbi
 

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ISBN-10: 0691149569

ISBN-13: 9780691149561

Pub. Date: 02/23/2014

Publisher: Princeton University Press

"The oceans are our most precious treasure, full of creatures and stories more fantastic than any science fiction. The Extreme Life of the Sea is a fascinating exploration of this vast mysterious universe. Wonderfully written, it will grab you from page one and carry you all the way through. A must-read for everyone."—Philippe Cousteau

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"The oceans are our most precious treasure, full of creatures and stories more fantastic than any science fiction. The Extreme Life of the Sea is a fascinating exploration of this vast mysterious universe. Wonderfully written, it will grab you from page one and carry you all the way through. A must-read for everyone."—Philippe Cousteau

"This book brims with fascinating tales of life in the sea, told with freshness, wit, and verve. Simply wonderful."—Callum Roberts, author of The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea

"The Extreme Life of the Sea will reignite your fascination with how much life lives beneath the waves. This is extreme-ly good reading."—Randy Olson, author of Don't Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style

"What better way to learn about life in the ocean—and how we are changing it—than through stories of blind zombie worms, immortal jellyfish, and unicorns of the sea? The Extreme Life of the Sea is an insightful book that inspires awe and wonder about our ocean, and brilliantly shows us the immense possibilities of life on Earth."—Enric Sala, explorer-in-residence, National Geographic

"The Extreme Life of the Sea is filled with wonder and appreciation for what lives in that most mysterious realm on Earth. We travel to the furthest points of the conceptual compass—the biggest, smallest, oldest, fastest, and hottest. By crisscrossing these polarities, we sense how far life has come and see the extremes to which life has gone. Pure pleasure."—Carl Safina, author of The View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World

"The Extreme Life of the Sea reveals some of the amazing aspects of ocean life and why we should care. This accessible book will inspire a broad audience—and with any luck help to inspire change. The authors have done a superb job of communicating much of what is special about the ocean."—Paul V. R. Snelgrove, author of Discoveries of the Census of Marine Life: Making Ocean Life Count

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691149561
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
02/23/2014
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
706,783
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments: Guiltless Wonder vii
Prologue The Epic Ocean 1
1 The Earliest 5
2 The Most Archaic 19
3 The Smallest 36
4 The Deepest 46
5 The Shallowest 65
6 The Oldest 81
7 The Fastest Sprints and Longest Journeys 94
8 The Hottest 112
9 The Coldest 125
10 The Strangest Family Lives 141
11 Future Extremes 158
Epilogue: A Grand Bargain 175
Notes 179
Index 209
Color figures follow page 84.

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