By Robert Kunzig
2012 retail booklet of 2000 hardcover The stressed Sea
A bright, updated travel of the Earth's final frontier, a distant and mysterious realm that still lies with regards to the center of even the main land-locked reader.
The sea covers seven-tenths of the Earth, yet we have now mapped just a small percent of it. the ocean includes hundreds of thousands of species of animals and vegetation, yet we have now pointed out just a couple of thousand of them. the ocean controls our planet's weather, yet we don't quite know the way. the ocean continues to be the frontier, and but it kind of feels so widespread that we occasionally omit how little we all know approximately it. simply as we're poised at the verge of exploiting the ocean on an unheard of scale—mining it, fertilizing it, fishing it out—this ebook reminds us of the way a lot we have now but to benefit. greater than that, it chronicles the information explosion that has remodeled our view of the ocean in exactly the previous few a long time, and made it a much more attention-grabbing and available position. From the large Bang to that distant destiny time, billion years from now, while our planet might be a waterless rock; from the plush crowds of existence at seafloor sizzling springs to the invisible, jewel-like vegetation that glide on the sea floor; from the stressed moving of the tectonic plates to the majestic sweep of the sea currents, Kunzig's transparent and lyrical prose transports us to the ends of the Earth.
Originally released in hardcover because the stressed Sea. "Robert Kunzig is a author of what oceanographer Harry Hess as soon as often called 'geopoetry.' He covers immense tracts of time and area and makes his topics electrifying."—Richard Ellis, the days [London] "The stressed Sea instantly surfaces on the best of the checklist of journalistic remedies of oceanography. . . .The booklet opened my eyes to varied wonders."—Richard Strickland, American Scientist "When you head for the coast this summer time, depart that trashy seashore novel at domestic. as a substitute, pack Robert Kunzig's ebook. simply because simply past your condominium cottage lies the stressed sea, the place three-mile-tall mountain levels criss-cross the sea ground, and deep trenches harbor mysterious creatures. . . . The e-book is straightforward to learn, and may carry you modern at the startling discoveries oceanographers have made in the past few decades."—Phillip Manning, the inside track and Observer [Raleigh, North Carolina] ] "Anyone who loves the ocean