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The Resource The sound of the sea : seashells and the fate of the oceans, Cynthia Barnett

The sound of the sea : seashells and the fate of the oceans, Cynthia Barnett

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The sound of the sea : seashells and the fate of the oceans
Title
The sound of the sea
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seashells and the fate of the oceans
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Barnett
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Language
eng
Summary
"A compelling history of seashells and the animals that make them, revealing what they have to tell us about nature, our changing oceans, and ourselves. Seashells have been the most coveted and collected of nature's creations since the dawn of humanity. They were money before coins, jewelry before gems, art before canvas. In The Sound of the Sea, acclaimed environmental author Cynthia Barnett blends cultural history and science to trace our long love affair with seashells and the hidden lives of the mollusks that make them. Spiraling out from the great cities of shell that once rose in North America to the warming waters of the Maldives and the slave castles of Ghana, Barnett has created an unforgettable account of the world's most iconic seashells. She begins with their childhood wonder, unwinds surprising histories like the origin of Shell Oil as a family business importing exotic shells, and charts what shells and the soft animals that build them are telling scientists about our warming, acidifying seas. From the eerie calls of early shell trumpets to the evolutionary miracle of spines and spires and the modern science of carbon capture inspired by shell, Barnett circles to her central point of listening to nature's wisdom--and acting on what seashells have to say about taking care of each other and our world"--
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10973322
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1966-
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Barnett, Cynthia
Dewey number
594.1477
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Shells
  • Shells
  • Mollusks
  • Mollusks
  • Mollusk remains (Archaeology)
Target audience
adult
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seashells and the fate of the oceans
Label
The sound of the sea : seashells and the fate of the oceans, Cynthia Barnett
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 350-402) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Cockles -- Miracle. First shells ; Everything from shells ; The voice of the past ; Great cities of shell -- Capital. Money ; Madness ; American shells ; Shell Oil ; Shell shock -- Oracle. The end of abundance ; Saving the queens ; Glowing future ; Trust in nature -- Conclusion: The open end
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 417 pages
Isbn
9780393651447
Lccn
2021016248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030636093
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1250429090
  • (OCoLC)1250429090
Label
The sound of the sea : seashells and the fate of the oceans, Cynthia Barnett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 350-402) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Cockles -- Miracle. First shells ; Everything from shells ; The voice of the past ; Great cities of shell -- Capital. Money ; Madness ; American shells ; Shell Oil ; Shell shock -- Oracle. The end of abundance ; Saving the queens ; Glowing future ; Trust in nature -- Conclusion: The open end
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 417 pages
Isbn
9780393651447
Lccn
2021016248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030636093
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1250429090
  • (OCoLC)1250429090
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