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How far the light reaches: a life in ten sea creatures
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Contributors:
Ban, Simon, 1991- illustrator.
Published:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2022.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
viii, 263 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm
Status:
Ashland Adult Nonfiction
591.77 IMB
Description

A fascinating tour of creatures from the surface to the deepest ocean floor: this "miraculous, transcendental book" invites us to envision wilder, grander, and more abundant possibilities for the way we live (Ed Yong, author of An Immense World).

A queer, mixed race writer working in a largely white, male field, science and conservation journalist Sabrina Imbler has always been drawn to the mystery of life in the sea, and particularly to creatures living in hostile or remote environments. Each essay in their debut collection profiles one such creature, including:

   ·the mother octopus who starves herself while watching over her eggs,

   ·the Chinese sturgeon whose migration route has been decimated by pollution and dams,

   ·the bizarre, predatory Bobbitt worm (named after Lorena),

   ·the common goldfish that flourishes in the wild,

   ·and more.

Imbler discovers that some of the most radical models of family, community, and care can be found in the sea, from gelatinous chains that are both individual organisms and colonies of clones to deep-sea crabs that have no need for the sun, nourished instead by the chemicals and heat throbbing from the core of the Earth. Exploring themes of adaptation, survival, sexuality, and care, and weaving the wonders of marine biology with stories of their own family, relationships, and coming of age, How Far the Light Reaches is a shimmering, otherworldly debut that attunes us to new visions of our world and its miracles.  

WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE in SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award One of TIME’s 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the Year •  A PEOPLE Best New Book  •  A Barnes & Noble and SHELF AWARENESS Best Book of 2022  •  An Indie Next Pick  •  One of Winter’s Most Eagerly Anticipated Books: VANITY FAIR, VULTURE, BOOKRIOT

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ISBN:
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-263)
Description
"A queer, mixed race writer working in a largely white, male field, science and conservation journalist Sabrina Imbler has always been drawn to the mystery of life in the sea, and particularly to creatures living in hostile or remote environments. Each essay in their debut collection profiles one such creature: the mother octopus who starves herself while watching over her eggs, the Chinese sturgeon whose migration route has been decimated by pollution and dams, the bizarre Bobbitt worm (named after Lorena), and other uncanny creatures lurking in the deep ocean, far below where the light reaches. Exploring themes of adaptation, survival, sexuality, and care, and weaving the wonders of marine biology with stories of their own family, relationships, and coming of age, How Far the Light Reaches is a book that invites us to envision wilder, grander, and more abundant possibilities for the way we live." --book jacket
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APA Citation (style guide)

Imbler, S., & Ban, S. (2022). How far the light reaches: a life in ten sea creatures. First edition. New York, Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Imbler, Sabrina and Simon Ban. 2022. How Far the Light Reaches: A Life in Ten Sea Creatures. New York, Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Imbler, Sabrina and Simon Ban, How Far the Light Reaches: A Life in Ten Sea Creatures. New York, Little, Brown and Company, 2022.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Imbler, Sabrina, and Simon Ban. How Far the Light Reaches: A Life in Ten Sea Creatures. First edition. New York, Little, Brown and Company, 2022.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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