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

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 inspired the Blaschkas."—The Guardian 
Winner of the 2016 nationwide open air ebook Award, setting Category

It all started with a tumbler octopus. Dusty, damaged, and all yet forgotten, it stuck Drew Harvell’s eye. shaped in elaborate element by means of the father-son glassmaking workforce of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, the octopus belonged to a menagerie of surprising marine creatures that were packed away for many years in a garage unit. greater than one hundred 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 through 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 a life-time, taking readers alongside as she dives underneath the ocean's floor to a hardly visible international, revealing the marvelous and weird biology of a few of the main historic animals at the tree of lifestyles. at the means, 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 themes of the documentary Fragile Legacy, which gained the simplest brief movie award on the 2015 Blue Ocean movie competition & Conservation Summit. research extra concerning the movie and try the trailer here.

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