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THE BRILLIANT ABYSS Exploring the Majestic Hidden Life of the Deep Ocean, and the Looming Threat That Imperils It

by | Read by Helen Scales

Contemporary Culture • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

Author/narrator Helen Scales describes the ship PELICAN when she was part of its research crew, establishing her personal connection to the deep seas. The marine biologist brings a British accent and a sense of wonder to her observations of a creature called "a headless chicken monster" and many other life-forms that even scientists are still learning about. She adds drama to a description of a vampire squid and piques listeners' curiosity about the purpose of throwing logs into the ocean. Scales keeps that excitement alive when quoting a researcher who compares the discovery of an undersea mountain to finding Atlantis. She shares her passion and concern when talking about deep-sea mining and climate change, which pose risks to the undersea frontier. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2021]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2021

DD ISBN 9781666139563 $19.99


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2021

DD ISBN 9781666139570 $47.95

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