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The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans
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The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans (Paperback)

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Synopsis

Seashells have been the most coveted and collected of nature's creations since the dawn of humanity. They were money before coins, jewelry before gems, art before canvas.



In The Sound of the Sea, acclaimed environmental author Cynthia Barnett blends cultural history and science to trace our long love affair with seashells and the hidden lives of the mollusks that make them. Spiraling out from the great cities of shell that once rose in North America to the warming waters of the Maldives and the slave castles of Ghana, Barnett has created an unforgettable history of our world through an examination of the unassuming seashell. She begins with their childhood wonder, unwinds surprising histories like the origin of Shell Oil as a family business importing exotic shells, and charts what shells and the soft animals that build them are telling scientists about our warming, acidifying seas.



From the eerie calls of early shell trumpets to the evolutionary miracle of spines and spires and the modern science of carbon capture inspired by shell, Barnett circles to her central point of listening to nature's wisdom-and acting on what seashells have to say about taking care of each other and our world.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsHistorical geographyNatural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsWildlife: aquatic creaturesSea life & the seashoreScience & MathematicsGeographyPhysical geography & topographyDeltas, estuaries, coastal regions Publisher: WW Norton & Co Publication Date: 05/08/2022 ISBN-13: 9781324022077  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Cynthia Barnett is the author of three previous books, including Rain, which was longlisted for the National Book Award and named a finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Award for Literary Science Writing. She lives with her family in Gainesville, Florida, where she is also Environmental Journalist in Residence at the University of Florida.

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