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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 publication Award, setting Category

It began with a pitcher octopus. Dusty, damaged, and all yet forgotten, it stuck Drew Harvell’s eye. shaped in complicated aspect by means of the father-son glassmaking group 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 previous, the Blaschkas have been captivated through 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 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 not often visible global, revealing the brilliant and strange biology of a few of the main historical animals at the tree of existence. at the method, we glimpse a century of switch in our ocean ecosystems and study which of the residing suits 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 pageant & Conservation Summit. study extra in regards to the movie and take a look at the trailer here.

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