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The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans

The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans

Barnett, Cynthia

Hardcover

Environmental StudiesGeneral World HistoryMarine Life

Publisher Price: $27.95

ISBN10: 0393651444
ISBN13: 9780393651447
Publisher: W W Norton & Co
Published: Jul 6 2021
Pages: 432
Weight: 1.65
Height: 1.50 Width: 6.10 Depth: 8.70
Language: English

Seashells have been the most coveted and collected of nature's creations since the dawn of humanity. They were money before coins, jewelry before gems, art before canvas.

In The Sound of the Sea, acclaimed environmental author Cynthia Barnett blends cultural history and science to trace our long love affair with seashells and the hidden lives of the mollusks that make them. Spiraling out from the great cities of shell that once rose in North America to the warming waters of the Maldives and the slave castles of Ghana, Barnett has created an unforgettable account of the world's most iconic seashells. She begins with their childhood wonder, unwinds surprising histories like the origin of Shell Oil as a family business importing exotic shells, and charts what shells and the soft animals that build them are telling scientists about our warming, acidifying seas.

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