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Publisher: University of California Press; 1 edition (May 17, 2016)
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It all started with a tumbler octopus. Dusty, damaged, and all yet forgotten, it stuck Drew Harvell’s eye. formed 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 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 through the Blaschkas’ uncanny replicas, Harvell set out looking for their dwelling 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 visible international, revealing the dazzling and strange biology of a few of the main old 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 gained the easiest brief movie award on the 2015 Blue Ocean movie competition & Conservation Summit. research extra concerning the movie and try the trailer right here. See the Blaschka assortment in individual on the Corning Museum of Glass starting in may perhaps 2016. click on right here for additional information.