Saltwater Wilderness

Saltwater Wilderness

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This book plunges the reader into the heart of the sea. It is an elegantly-written account of one photojournalist's experience studying marine natural history and ecology. Illustrated with classic black and white photography, and annotated with references to classic marine literature, this book takes the reader from California to New Guinea, Fiji, Palau, and Tonga, to the Caribbean, to Alaska, and back again. Along the way, a quest to shed light on marine limits, symbiosis, and biogeography ties the adventures together. It will appeal to anyone who snokels, swims, scuba dives, surfs, studies marine biology, or loves the more

Product details

  • Hardback | 338 pages
  • 160 x 246.4 x 26.9mm | 716.69g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • annotated edition
  • b&w illus
  • 0195159373
  • 9780195159370

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"Vanstrum's physical daring, scientific curiosity, and refined aesthetics are all evident in his spirited prose and elegant photographs as he chronicles his remarkable adventures in the waters off Hawaii, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, various Caribbean islands, and Alaska."--Booklist"This engaging body of work is part memoir, part travelogue, and part science writing. It's the most eloquent dissertation by a surfer-turned-naturalist since Daniel Duane's Caught Inside: a Year in the Life of A California Surfer."--Terry Rodgers, The San Diego Union-Tribune"California photographer Glenn Vanstrum has traveled the world, documenting marine life, and he tells many delightful tales about sea lions, sharks, humpback whales, and other ocean beasts getting in his face. He knows enough marine science to be enlightening, and he gets in enough trouble underwater to keep the narrative moving swiftly."--National Geographic Adventureshow more

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