The Extreme Life of the Sea

This thrilling book brings to life the sea's most extreme species, and tells their stories as characters in the drama of the oceans.

The Extreme Life of the Sea

A thrilling tour of the sea's most extreme species, coauthored by one of the world's leading marine scientists The ocean teems with life that thrives under difficult situations in unusual environments. The Extreme Life of the Sea takes readers to the absolute limits of the ocean world—the fastest and deepest, the hottest and oldest creatures of the oceans. It dives into the icy Arctic and boiling hydrothermal vents—and exposes the eternal darkness of the deepest undersea trenches—to show how marine life thrives against the odds. This thrilling book brings to life the sea's most extreme species, and tells their stories as characters in the drama of the oceans. Coauthored by Stephen Palumbi, one of today’s leading marine scientists, The Extreme Life of the Sea tells the unforgettable tales of some of the most marvelous life forms on Earth, and the challenges they overcome to survive. Modern science and a fluid narrative style give every reader a deep look at the lives of these species. The Extreme Life of the Sea shows you the world’s oldest living species. It describes how flying fish strain to escape their predators, how predatory deep-sea fish use red searchlights only they can see to find and attack food, and how, at the end of her life, a mother octopus dedicates herself to raising her batch of young. This wide-ranging and highly accessible book also shows how ocean adaptations can inspire innovative commercial products—such as fan blades modeled on the flippers of humpback whales—and how future extremes created by human changes to the oceans might push some of these amazing species over the edge.

The Extreme Life of the Sea

The Extreme Life of the Sea will reignite your fascination with how much life lives beneath the waves. This is extreme-ly good reading.” —RANDY OLSON, author of Don't Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style “What ...

The Extreme Life of the Sea

A thrilling tour of the sea's most extreme species, coauthored by one of the world's leading marine scientists The ocean teems with life that thrives under difficult situations in unusual environments. The Extreme Life of the Sea takes readers to the absolute limits of the ocean world—the fastest and deepest, the hottest and oldest creatures of the oceans. It dives into the icy Arctic and boiling hydrothermal vents—and exposes the eternal darkness of the deepest undersea trenches—to show how marine life thrives against the odds. This thrilling book brings to life the sea's most extreme species, and tells their stories as characters in the drama of the oceans. Coauthored by Stephen Palumbi, one of today’s leading marine scientists, The Extreme Life of the Sea tells the unforgettable tales of some of the most marvelous life forms on Earth, and the challenges they overcome to survive. Modern science and a fluid narrative style give every reader a deep look at the lives of these species. The Extreme Life of the Sea shows you the world’s oldest living species. It describes how flying fish strain to escape their predators, how predatory deep-sea fish use red searchlights only they can see to find and attack food, and how, at the end of her life, a mother octopus dedicates herself to raising her batch of young. This wide-ranging and highly accessible book also shows how ocean adaptations can inspire innovative commercial products—such as fan blades modeled on the flippers of humpback whales—and how future extremes created by human changes to the oceans might push some of these amazing species over the edge.

The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities

what is alien dwells beyond the domain of earthly concern.2 While the rhetoric of “alien seas” still predominates, unfortunately, ... The popular science book, The Extreme Life of the Sea, by Stephen R. Palumbi and Anthony R. Palumbi, ...

The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities

The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities provides a comprehensive, transnational, and interdisciplinary map to the field, offering a broad overview of its founding principles while providing insight into exciting new directions for future scholarship. Articulating the significance of humanistic perspectives for our collective social engagement with ecological crises, the volume explores the potential of the environmental humanities for organizing humanistic research, opening up new forms of interdisciplinarity, and shaping public debate and policies on environmental issues. Sections cover: The Anthropocene and the Domestication of Earth Posthumanism and Multispecies Communities Inequality and Environmental Justice Decline and Resilience: Environmental Narratives, History, and Memory Environmental Arts, Media, and Technologies The State of the Environmental Humanities The first of its kind, this companion covers essential issues and themes, necessarily crossing disciplines within the humanities and with the social and natural sciences. Exploring how the environmental humanities contribute to policy and action concerning some of the key intellectual, social, and environmental challenges of our times, the chapters offer an ideal guide to this rapidly developing field.

Jonah and the Human Condition

In this respect, the traditional topos of life as sea voyage fits Glazer's extreme life experience just as well as it fits the situation of Philemon's character—or the situation in which we are all immersed.

Jonah and the Human Condition

Stuart Lasine examines all aspects of the human situation and condition in Yahweh's cosmos as depicted in the Hebrew Bible. As his starting point Lasine uses the phrase “the human condition”, which has been used to describe features of existence with which every person must cope, in ways which vary according to their culture, their situation within that culture, and their personality. In particular the most consistent factor that is basic to the human condition is mortality and, in the biblical context, the sometimes difficult relationship between the creator God and humankind. An examination of this forms the basis of Lasine's study, which draws analytical tools from several disciplines, including literary theory, psychology and philosophy. In the first part of the book Lasine examines a number of relevant biblical texts which display different aspects of the human condition. Part two engages in a detailed case study of one human life-situation, that of the prophet Jonah. Finally, Lasine draws together his conclusions about life and death in Yahweh's cosmos, both for characters within the world of the scriptural text and for present-day readers of the Hebrew Bible.

Ocean Outbreak

The Extreme Life of the Sea. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Park, D.J., G. Dudas, S. Wohl, A. Goba, S.L. Whitmer, K. G. Andersen, R.S. Sealfon, et al.2015. Ebola virus epidemiology, transmission, and evolution during seven ...

Ocean Outbreak

There is a growing crisis in our oceans: mysterious outbreaks of infectious disease are on the rise. Marine epidemics can cause mass die-offs of wildlife from the bottom to the top of food chains, impacting the health of ocean ecosystems as well as lives on land. Portending global environmental disaster, ocean outbreaks are fueled by warming seas, sewage dumping, unregulated aquaculture, and drifting plastic. Ocean Outbreak follows renowned scientist Drew Harvell and her colleagues into the field as they investigate how four iconic marine animals—corals, abalone, salmon, and starfish—have been devastated by disease. Based on over twenty years of research, this firsthand account of the sometimes gradual, sometimes exploding impact of disease on our ocean’s biodiversity ends with solutions and a call to action. Only through policy changes and the implementation of innovative solutions from nature can we reduce major outbreaks, save some ocean ecosystems, and protect our fragile environment.

Superpowers On The Shore

favourite, The Extreme Life of the Sea by Stephen and Anthony Palumbi, who write about the ocean as some form of musical symphony. I also returned to Bill Bryson intermittently, as I always do, to remind myself that the only way I know ...

Superpowers On The Shore

Our coasts are large, vast wildernesses that witness the mystical pageantry of life. They have given us monsters and myths, they are fathoms deep and full of whispers, home to unknown creatures and sprawling ecosystems. They are chasms of beauty and frontiers of possibility. From the space between land and sea, revealed only at low tide, comes a coruscating kaleidoscope of colours and brilliance: the intertidal zone. And the marine lifeforms of these zones are capable of superpowers. Yes, superpowers! Of the kind that comic book characters can only dream of. The Indian coastline hosts some magnificent intertidal species: solar-powered slugs, escape artist octopuses, venomous jellies, harpooning conus sea snails, to name just a few. It is as biodiverse as a forest wildlife safari, and twice as secretive. From bioluminescence and advanced sonic capabilities to camouflage and shapeshifting, these cloaked assassins are capable of otherworldly skill. Superpowers on the Shore by Sejal Mehta is a dazzling, assured look at some of the creatures with whom we share our world, our water, our monsoons, our beaches and the sandcastles therein. Come witness the magic of our intertidal superheroes, their fragile beauty and their iridescent drama. Put on your waterproof shoes, pack a bottle of whimsy, bring your sense of wonder. And prepare to be mesmerized

Alien Seas

It is interesting to consider the range of exotic liquid water environments on Earth and the extreme life forms they do, or do not, support (Fig. 10.1). The most common alteration of liquid water on this planet is the addition of ...

Alien Seas

Oceans were long thought to exist in all corners of the Solar System, from carbonated seas percolating beneath the clouds of Venus to features on the Moon's surface given names such as "the Bay of Rainbows” and the "Ocean of Storms." With the advent of modern telescopes and spacecraft exploration these ancient concepts of planetary seas have, for the most part, evaporated. But they have been replaced by the reality of something even more exotic. For example, although it is still uncertain whether Mars ever had actual oceans, it now seems that a web of waterways did indeed at one time spread across its surface. The "water" in many places in our Solar System is a poisoned brew mixed with ammonia or methane. Even that found on Jupiter's watery satellite Europa is believed similar to battery acid. Beyond the Galilean satellites may lie even more "alien oceans." Saturn's planet-sized moon Titan seems to be subject to methane or ethane rainfall. This creates methane pools that, in turn, become vast lakes and, perhaps, seasonal oceans. Titan has other seas in a sense, as large shifting areas of sand covering vast plains have been discovered. Mars also has these sand seas, and Venus may as well, along with oceans of frozen lava. Do super-chilled concoctions of ammonia, liquid nitrogen, and water percolate beneath the surfaces of Enceladus and Triton? For now we can only guess at the possibilities. 'Alien Seas' serves up part history, part current research, and part theory as it offers a rich buffet of "seas" on other worlds. It is organized by location and by the material of which various oceans consist, with guest authors penning specific chapters. Each chapter features new original art depicting alien seas, as well as the latest ground-based and spacecraft images. Original diagrams presents details of planetary oceans and related processes.

Blowfish s Oceanopedia

... Dorling Kindersley 2007 5 Open Ocean S. Jennings, M.J. Kaiser and J. D. Reynolds, Marine Fisheries Ecology, 1st edition, Blackwell Publishing 2001 S. R. Palumbi and A. R. Palumbi, The Extreme Life of the Sea, Princeton University ...

Blowfish s Oceanopedia

A New Scientist Gift Pick 2017 From luminous squid to invisible plankton, from sandy shorelines to the bone-crushing pressure of the deep, marine conservationist Tom "The Blowfish" Hird takes us on an incredible journey revealing what lurks beneath the waves. A treasure chest of fascinating facts, full-colour photos and vintage line drawings, Blowfish's Oceanopedia is a stunningly beautiful guide to all we know about our oceans and the weird and wonderful creatures that inhabit them.

Citizen Scientist

5 Stephen R. Palumbi and Anthony R. Palumbi, The Extreme Life of the Sea (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014), 129. The Palumbis describe the otter's air bubbles as “a shimmering silver cloak that warps and twists” as it swims.

Citizen Scientist

Citizen science might just be our last, best chance to fight extinction. But is there really hope for threatened species? Mary Ellen Hannibal needed to find out. Hannibal, an award-winning writer and emerging emissary from scientists to the public, sets out to become a citizen scientist herself. In search of vanishing species, she wades into tide pools, follows hawks, and scours mountains. The data she collects will help environmental research—but her most precious discovery might be her fellow citizen scientists: a heroic cast of volunteers devoting long hours to helping scientists measure—and even slow—today’s unprecedented mass extinction. A consummate reporter, Hannibal digs into the origins of the tech-savvy citizen science movement—tracing it back through centuries of amateur observation by writers and naturalists. Prompted by her novelist father’s sudden death, she also examines her own past and discovers a family legacy of looking closely at the world. Her personal loss only fuels her quest to bear witness to life, and so she ultimately returns her gaze to the wealth of species still left to fight for. Combining research and memoir in impassioned prose, Citizen Scientist is a literary event, a blueprint for action, and the story of how one woman rescues herself from an odyssey of loss—with a new kind of science.

Of Books and Beasts

The Extreme Life of the Sea Palumbi, Stephen, and Anthony Palumbi (2014: Princeton University Press, 240pp.) The sea's most fascinating creatures and their habits are on full display in this exploration of recent discoveries about ...

Of Books and Beasts

In the controversial field of cryptozoology, plagued by long-lost accounts and internet fantasies, the essential core of usable information is largely maintained in books. Science writer and cryptozoology researcher Matt Bille offers 400 reviews of significant books in cryptozoology, supporting sciences like biology, and cryptozoological fiction. Matt’s selections, based on 45 years of reading and writing on zoology and cryptozoology, favor reliable science and history, providing an essential foundation for enthusiasts and skeptics alike. The search for unknown animals starts here. "Looking for a concise but reliable survey of the most noteworthy cryptozoological books past and present? Look no further - here it is!" - Dr. Karl P. N. Shuker, Zoologist

Extremely Gross Animals

Jones, Richard. Call of Nature: The Secret Life of Dung. Exeter, UK: Pelagic Publishing, 2017. Palumbi, Stephen R., and Anthony R. Palumbi. The Extreme Life of the Sea. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2014.

Extremely Gross Animals

It’s survival of the grossest kind! Snot. Vomit. Spit. Poop. Everyone knows these are gross, right? Well, for some animals, they’re crucial ingredients for survival! This book explores more than 30 of these animals and their grossest of the gross habits, from dung beetles who live for feces, to hagfish who cover themselves in gooey slime to escape predators, to bullfrogs who puke up their entire stomachs for cleaning purposes. It’s all so icky. And so awfully interesting! Kids will need to hold their noses before diving into this one! (Barf bags not included.)

Regional Co operation and Protection of the Marine Environment Under International Law

245 2.3 Extreme Life Meibenthos, microscopic organisms that live on the bottom ofthe sea, despite their small size play an important role for nutrient cycling in the coastal ecosystem. Until recently, no studies of deepwater species' ...

Regional Co operation and Protection of the Marine Environment Under International Law

In Regional Co-operation and Protection of the Marine Environment under International Law: The Black Sea, Nilufer Oral examines the regional co-operation mechanism for protection and preservation of the Black Sea marine environment within the framework of international law, and subsequently identifies the necessary components for a robust regional regime based on best legal practices.

Alien Ocean

This interpretation , just as for hyperthermophiles in Volcanoes of the Deep Sea , moves these putative microbes from ... 58 Cooper argues that attention to extreme life forms is coincident with a capitalism seeking to overcome its own ...

Alien Ocean

Alien Ocean immerses readers in worlds being newly explored by marine biologists, worlds usually out of sight and reach: the deep sea, the microscopic realm, and oceans beyond national boundaries. Working alongside scientists at sea and in labs in Monterey Bay, Hawai'i, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the Sargasso Sea and at undersea volcanoes in the eastern Pacific, Stefan Helmreich charts how revolutions in genomics, bioinformatics, and remote sensing have pressed marine biologists to see the sea as animated by its smallest inhabitants: marine microbes. Thriving in astonishingly extreme conditions, such microbes have become key figures in scientific and public debates about the origin of life, climate change, biotechnology, and even the possibility of life on other worlds.

Marine Historical Ecology in Conservation

Without evidence of recent overpopulation, there's no need to kill minke whales (Lenfest Ocean Program 2010). ... Most recently, Stephen and Tony are coauthors of The Extreme Life of the Sea (Princeton University Press, ...

Marine Historical Ecology in Conservation

This pioneering volume provides a blueprint for managing the challenges of ocean conservation using marine historical ecology—an interdisciplinary area of study that is helping society to gain a more in-depth understanding of past human-environmental interactions in coastal and marine ecosystems and of the ecological and social outcomes associated with these interactions. Developed by groundbreaking practitioners in the field, Marine Historical Ecology in Conservation highlights the innovative ways that historical ecology can be applied to improve conservation and management efforts in the oceans. The book focuses on four key challenges that confront marine conservation: (1) recovering endangered species, (2) conserving fisheries, (3) restoring ecosystems, and (4) engaging the public. Chapters emphasize real-world conservation scenarios appropriate for students, faculty, researchers, and practitioners in marine science, conservation biology, natural resource management, paleoecology, and marine and coastal archaeology. By focusing on success stories and applied solutions, this volume delivers the required up-to-date science and tools needed for restoration and protection of ocean and coastal ecosystems.

Sea Ice and Iceberg Sedimentation in the Ocean

Region Clay minerals Q/F Pyroxene Author Illite Chlorite Kaolinite Smectite Beaufort Sea 47 23 15 15 1.2 21.4 ... Polar ice is often called the “skin of Arctic seas”. ... These are extreme life conditions for the oceanic organisms.

Sea Ice and Iceberg Sedimentation in the Ocean

This reference book for researchers working on glacial sediments provides a complete overview of the various glacial deposits in the ocean. It presents a collection of worldwide data on glacio-marine phenomena.

The Evolution of Eibi Nevo

These adaptive syndromes provide insight into the general nature, origin, and evolution of life. The Dead Sea, one of the harshest and most stressful hypersaline environments across the planet, represents a unique and very extreme ...

The Evolution of Eibi Nevo


Super Dense Crush Load

We keep finding organisms that defy our traditional understanding of life, surviving extreme heat, cold, ... about the mysteries of the natural world that amaze and inspire us, we will dive into the deep sea again in search of wonders.

Super Dense Crush Load

The book that will take you on an exciting journey of rediscovery—of the world of NATURE, MAN and COSMOS. * Rewind and recap through mankind's epic explorations, scientific discoveries, and historic battles. * Discover our relationship with the world of art, philosophy, spirituality and love. * Zero down on the crisis of modern society—the toxins, trappings, disruptions, paradoxes, extremes, and ironies. * Get the lowdown on the key technologies of the future, the dream of living in space, and the giants leading the revolution. Super Dense Crush Load explores the journey of mankind using a new and radical idea, replacing the dominating chronological regime of history with the emotional theme of conflict. The odyssey is broken down into three major progressions: "Man Vs. World," "Man Vs. Man," and "Man Vs. Universe." Utilizing this broad framework, the underlying three-act story comprising the classic elements of setup, confrontation and resolution is explored in high detail and context, encompassing all the facets that make up our past, present and future—art, science, philosophy, history, human geography, society, culture, politics, religion, psychology, sex, and technology to name a few. The result is a new way of looking at the existing narrative—a symphony in three movements that slogs through every high and low of humankind, revealing the big plot of our collective story. The bird’s-eye view is exhaustive and detailed, enhanced with compelling insights to stimulate and reward keen minds. Redesigned from the ground-up, it is not the old saga as we have known it, but an inside-out conclusive redux, an inspiring battle royale between: ★Man, ★the World, ★and the Universe.

Four Guardians

39 For new midshipmen and sailors, the discipline of “the watch” brings order to the foreign and dizzying world at sea. The routines of ship life also serve the purpose of maintaining good order and discipline in the midst of restless ...

Four Guardians

This timely work brings a new appreciation for the American military, the complex dynamics of civilian control, and the principled ways in which the four guardian services defend their nation.

Real Life to the Extreme

The apostle Paul knew all about living life to the extreme in the pur- suit of following God's plan . If you don't believe so , read this autobio- ... I have faced danger in the cities , in the deserts , and on the stormy seas .

Real Life to the Extreme

In Real Life to the Extreme, Bruce and Stan explore questions that weigh heavily on the minds of young adults pertaining to the future: What, exactly, is God's plan for my life, and how detailed is that plan? Can I miss out on God's will if I make the wrong choice? How do I manage parental expectations -- what if I'm a disappointment to them? Should I stick close to home -- or venture farther out, either for school or work? Figuring out free will vs. God's plan can be confusing. This book will help readers keep balance.

Monsters of the Deep

A digital solution for your classroom with features created with teachers and students in mind: - Perpetual license - 24 hour, 7 days a week access - No limit to the number of students accessing one title at a time - Provides a School to ...

Monsters of the Deep

A digital solution for your classroom with features created with teachers and students in mind: - Perpetual license - 24 hour, 7 days a week access - No limit to the number of students accessing one title at a time - Provides a School to Home connection wherever internet is available - Easy to use - Ability to turn audio on and off - Words highlighted to match audio Describes adaptations that occur in the deep sea environment, including general adaptations and examples.