Octopus, Seahorse, Jellyfish (Hardcover)

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Octopus, Seahorse, Jellyfish (Hardcover)

By David Liittschwager, Elizabeth Kolbert (Contributions by), Jennifer Holland (Contributions by), Olivia Judson (Contributions by)

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In this mesmerizing book of photography, acclaimed photographer David Liittschwager reveals the unnerving beauty of three notoriously mysterious sea creatures--the jellyfish, octopus, and seahorse--and how they perceive the world.
The jellyfish, the octopus, and the seahorse are among the most wondrous species on Earth--as well as some of the most difficult to document using traditional photography methods. Enter celebrated photographer David Liittschwager, who has spent decades developing specialized portraiture techniques to capture these creatures’ pulsating bioluminescence, translucent bodies, and ethereal movements.
This luminous collection showcases 200 of Liittschwager’s most revealing photographs, paired with penetrating essays that explain how a creature without a brain or without bones perceives the world. Bestselling science writers Elizabeth Kolbert, Jennifer Holland, and Olivia Judson explain the biology and advanced cognitive abilities of these spineless denizens of the deep, exquisitely evoking their unnerving yet undeniable charisma. In these pages, you’ll glimpse a seahorse only half an inch tall, a moon jelly spinning off a snowflake-shaped clone, and the blinking comb jelly, which may be the most ancient living animal on Earth.
Both enlightening and profound, this enchanting book documents the expanding frontiers of marine science, creating a powerful testament to the value and beauty of these little-seen--and endangered--species.
DAVID LIITTSCHWAGER, the Richard Avedon of obscure but beautiful creatures, has shot more than a dozen assignments for National Geographic, primarily specializing in portraiture of natural history subjects. He has published or contributed to six books as well as Scientific American, Audubon, and other magazines. Liittschwager's photography has been exhibited at major museums including at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City and the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. He lives in San Francisco. Instagram: @davidliittschwager.
ELIZABETH KOLBERT won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for her book The Sixth Extinction, and has been recognized with several other awards for her writing in National Geographic, the New York Times, and the New Yorker, as well as a previous book, Field Notes From a Catastrophe.
JENNIFER HOLLAND is a senior science writer for National Geographic magazine and a New York Times best-selling author of the Unlikely Friendships books.
OLIVIA JUDSON is an evolutionary biologist and author of the bestseller Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation.
Product Details ISBN: 9781426221798
ISBN-10: 1426221797
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English

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Margaret Atwood     Freddie Bitsoie     Sandra Cisneros

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Anne Hillerman     Cheryl Alters Jamison     Craig Johnson

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