This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Edie Widder, Founder, CEO and Senior Scientist at Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA). After an inspiring story about how Edie Widder became a seagoing marine biologist and deep-sea diver, this conversation covers topics such as bioluminescence which is a fascinating scientific phenomenon that provides us with a deeper understanding of fundamental biological processes and the development of new programs designed to equip a new generation with the tools they need to deal with the environmental devastation we're facing.
This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, From Sea to Shining Sea, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:
I. Bright Beginnings - Underwater awesomeness and environmental opportunities
II. Bioluminescence - Evolution in action
III. The Eye-in-the-Sea - Glimpsing the unseen
IV. Grappling with a Coastline Crisis - Measuring toxicity and creating pollution maps
V. Kids to the Rescue - A reason for optimism
Vi. Existential Challenges - Global concerns and worthy precedents
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