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Spineless : portraits of marine Invertebrates, the backbone of life / Susan Middleton ; foreword by Sylvia A. Earle.

Middleton, Susan, 1948- (author,, photographer.).
Book Book (2014.)
Description: 254 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 32 cm
Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2014.
1 of 1 copy available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 1 total copy.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction QL 365.363 .M533 2014 (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 1419710079 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781419710070 (hbk.)
Contents: Foreword / Sylvia A. Earle -- Introduction -- The tree of life : ancestral relationships -- Basic designs for living : body plans -- Unity and diversity : life activities -- Species profiles / text by Bernadette V. Holthuis -- About the photography -- Acknowledgments.
Summary: In Spineless, acclaimed photographer Susan Middleton explores the mysterious and surprising world of marine invertebrates, which represent more than 98 percent of the known animal species in the ocean. They are also astonishingly diverse in their shapes, patterns, textures, and colors--in nature's fashion show, they are the haute couture of marine life. This collection of more than 250 remarkable images is the result of seven years of painstaking fieldwork across the Pacific Ocean, using photographic techniques that Middleton developed to capture these extremely fragile creatures on camera. She also provides short essays that examine the place these invertebrates occupy on the tree of life, their vast array of forms, and their lives in the ocean. Scientist Bernadette Holthuis contributes profiles describing each species, many of them for the first time. -- Source other than Library of Congress.
Authors: Holthuis, Bernadette V., (contributor.). Earle, Sylvia A., 1935- (writer of foreword.).
Citation: Middleton, Susan. "Spineless : portraits of marine Invertebrates, the backbone of life." New York : Abrams, 2014.
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