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Below the Edge of Darkness: Exploring Light and Life in the Deep Sea
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Below the Edge of Darkness: Exploring Light and Life in the Deep Sea (Paperback)

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A pioneering marine biologist takes us down into the deep ocean in this 'thrilling blend of hard science and high adventure' (New York Times)



Edith Widder grew up determined to become a marine biologist. But after complications from a surgery during college caused her to go temporarily blind, she became fascinated by light as well as the power of optimism.



Below the Edge of Darkness explores the depths of the planet's oceans as Widder seeks to understand bioluminescence, one of the most important and widely used forms of communication in nature. In the process, she reveals hidden worlds and a dazzling menagerie of behaviours and animals. Alongside Widder, we experience life-and-death equipment malfunctions and witness breakthroughs in technology and understanding, all of it set against a growing awareness of the deteriorating health of our largest and least understood ecosystem.



'A vivid account of ocean life' ROBIN MCKIE, GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE DAY



'Edie's story is one of hardscrabble optimism, two-fisted exploration and groundbreaking research. She's done things I dream of doing' JAMES CAMERON



'A book of marvels, marvellously written' RICHARD DAWKINS

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: science, medicine, technology & engineeringScience & MathematicsEarth sciencesHydrology & the hydrosphereOceanography, the study of seasScience & MathematicsGeographyGeographical discovery & exploration Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Publication Date: 05/05/2022 ISBN-13: 9780349011257  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Edith Widder is an oceanographer, a marine biologist and the co-founder, CEO and senior scientist at the Ocean Research & Conservation Association, a non-profit organisation where she is focusing her passion for saving the ocean into developing innovative technologies needed to preserve and protect the ocean's most precious real estate - its estuaries. She has given three TED talks and been awarded a prestigious MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation as well as the Explorer's Club Citation of Merit and is the first recipient of the Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration established by the Marine Technology Society and the Society of Underwater Technology.

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