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The Resource Below the edge of darkness : a memoir of exploring light and life in the deep sea, Edith Widder

Below the edge of darkness : a memoir of exploring light and life in the deep sea, Edith Widder

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Below the edge of darkness : a memoir of exploring light and life in the deep sea
Title
Below the edge of darkness
Title remainder
a memoir of exploring light and life in the deep sea
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Edith Widder
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Language
eng
Summary
An exhilarating underwater exploration for readers wanting to recapture their sense of wonder. Edith Widder grew up wanting to become a marine biologist. But after complications from surgery caused her to go temporarily blind while at university, she became fascinated by light and her focus turned to bioluminescence. On her first visit to the deep ocean, in an experimental diving suit that took her to a depth of 250 metres, she turned off the suit's lights and witnessed breathtaking explosions of bioluminescent activity. Why was there so much light down there? Below the Edge of Darkness takes readers deep into the mysteries of the oceans as Widder investigates one of nature's most widely used forms of communication. She reveals hidden worlds and a dazzling menagerie of creatures, from microbes to leviathans - many never before seen or, like the giant squid, never before filmed. Alongside Widder, we experience life-and-death equipment malfunctions, and breakthroughs in technology and understanding, set against a growing awareness of the deterioration of the world's largest and least understood ecosystem. This engaging memoir, imbued with optimism and a sense of wonder, is an adventure story as well as a science story. Edith Widder shows us how exploration is the key to conserving the oceans - and our future on this planet
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Widder, Edith
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Widder, Edith
  • Marine scientists
  • Women marine biologists
  • Bioluminescence
  • Underwater exploration
Target audience
adult
Label
Below the edge of darkness : a memoir of exploring light and life in the deep sea, Edith Widder
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251744495
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922330574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
Below the edge of darkness : a memoir of exploring light and life in the deep sea, Edith Widder
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251744495
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922330574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations

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