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Fragile Edge Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific

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ISBN-10: 054705372X

ISBN-13: 9780547053721

Edition: 2007

Authors: Julia Whitty

List price: $18.95
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In The Fragile Edge, documentary filmmaker and deep-sea diver Julia Whitty paints a mesmerizing, scientifically rich portrait of teeming coral reefs and sea life in the South Pacific. She takes us literally beneath the surface of the usual travel narrative, to the underwater equivalent of an African big-game safari, where hammerhead sharks rule a cascading chain of extraordinary creatures from eagle rays to reef sharks, while the sounds of courting humpback whales reverberate throughout the deep. Equally inspiring for armchair and expert divers, The Fragile Edge reveals the ways in which science extends our understanding of unfathomable waters, opening our eyes to the threats facing coral…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.506

JULIA WHITTY's first book on oceans, The Fragile Edge, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal Award, the PEN USA Award, and the Kiriyama Prize. Her cover articles have appeared in Harper'sMagazine and Mother Jones, where she is an environmental correspondent. She blogs at the Blue Marble and Deep Blue Home.