The book is written in bullet list style, except without the benefit of bullets. Prager has humor and surprises. In the past, writers have claimed there was an abundance of life in the seas, but marine scientist Prager reports that overfishing, pollution, and global warming have already taken a great toll on marine life.
It is easy to dism I first had a bit of difficulty getting into the book because though it was not a large volume the typography was jammed in to the point that for me it made reading it a big tedious. Twitter Facebook Youtube Tumblr. Although the book has several nice photos of sea life you may want to have a computer or reference book handy to get a look at some of the animals not shown.
The stated goal of the book was to make me care, but lists of how a particular fish's various parts are used in Chinese medicine to cure impotence does not, actually, make me care. Website design by Vincent Design. Hagfishes have also been found to get liver cancers and may provide a means to monitor carcinogenic pollutants book sex drugs and sea slime in Madison the marine environment.
Dominant males are routinely seduced into one-off sexual encounters while female lobsters are generally more choosy, says Prager. How they impact the human world is also covered: medical research, industrial uses, entertainment and tourism.
Each chapter is broken down into groups of animals and gives a lot of details into their lives without feeling bogged down and each chapter ends with a look at how these creatures benefit our world and our lives, it's a shame we need to be given reasons to want to protect these species and th This was a fun and informative book, some of the humor to me felt a bit flat, like the author was trying to hard to be clever, but it was clear how much she enjoys her subject and that comes through clearly.
Fishermen know this sly tactic all too well because sometimes upon hauling in their catch all they get is a fish-skin bag full of bones and squirming hagfish.
The photo plates embedded within the text bring to life some of the o Ellen Prager does a fantastic job showing us was lurks in the oceans. The organism, which looks like rock, is considered an animal, plant and mineral.
They may then push, shove, and lock claw to claw, in an arm-wrestling test of strength. Females can store a male's sperm for up to three years, using it to fertilize several batches of eggs. The hagfishes have excellent olfactory and tactile senses; they readily sniff for and feel out the weak or the dead.
She's the perfect guide for an undersea exploration.
Extremely readable for both the novice and the lay scientist. Thought it would be appreciated and interesting. This sounds so bad, but I wish it had been a website rather than a book.