By Drew Harvell,Harry W. Greene
"Harvell turns out to channel the devotion that prompted the Blaschkas."—The Guardian
Winner of the 2016 nationwide outside publication Award, atmosphere Category
It began with a pitcher octopus. Dusty, damaged, and all yet forgotten, it stuck Drew Harvell’s eye. formed in elaborate aspect via the father-son glassmaking workforce of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, the octopus belonged to a menagerie of bizarre marine creatures that have been packed away for many years in a garage unit. greater than one hundred fifty years prior, the Blaschkas have been captivated by means of marine invertebrates and spun their likenesses into glass, documenting the lifetime of oceans untouched by way of weather swap and human affects. encouraged by means 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 ever noticeable international, revealing the marvelous and strange biology of a few of the main historic animals at the tree of lifestyles. at the approach, we glimpse a century of switch in our ocean ecosystems and examine which of the dwelling 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 simplest brief movie award on the 2015 Blue Ocean movie pageant & Conservation Summit. research extra in regards to the movie and take a look at the trailer here.
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