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 outdoors booklet Award, setting Category

It began with a pitcher octopus. Dusty, damaged, and all yet forgotten, it stuck Drew Harvell’s eye. formed in tricky element through the father-son glassmaking staff 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 have been captivated by means of marine invertebrates and spun their likenesses into glass, documenting the lifetime of oceans untouched by means of weather switch and human affects. encouraged by way 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 hardly visible international, revealing the superb and weird biology of a few of the main historic animals at the tree of existence. at the manner, we glimpse a century of swap in our ocean ecosystems and study which of the residing fits for the Blaschkas’ creations are, certainly, as fragile as glass.

Drew Harvell and the Blaschka menagerie are the themes 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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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 outdoors booklet Award, setting Category

It began with a pitcher octopus. Dusty, damaged, and all yet forgotten, it stuck Drew Harvell’s eye. formed in tricky element through the father-son glassmaking staff 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 have been captivated by means of marine invertebrates and spun their likenesses into glass, documenting the lifetime of oceans untouched by means of weather switch and human affects. encouraged by way 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 hardly visible international, revealing the superb and weird biology of a few of the main historic animals at the tree of existence. at the manner, we glimpse a century of swap in our ocean ecosystems and study which of the residing fits for the Blaschkas’ creations are, certainly, as fragile as glass.

Drew Harvell and the Blaschka menagerie are the themes 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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