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Life on the Rocks

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Life on the Rocks by Juli Berwald
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Apr 05, 2022 | ISBN 9780593557174 | 653 Minutes

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Praise for Life on the Rocks:

“A blast to read, full of fascinating stories, facts, and humor, and is an inspiring portrait of an underwater world that is integral to our global ecology.” —Shondaland

“A colorful exploration of the tropics’ struggling coral reefs and what we can do to save these crucial oases of the big blue.” —Lydia Millet, Oprah Daily

“The journalist and scientist’s deep dive into these underwater ecosystems reveals their mesmerizing complexity as well as the perils they face today.” —New York Times

“A globe-trotting adventure to fight for the future of coral reefs.” —Science

“[A] beautiful, rigorous, and ultimately hopeful book.” —Daily Beast

“Dazzling. . . . Life on the Rocks shimmers with radiant prose, sending out rays of hope for the future of coral reefs.” —BookPage

“Highly readable.” —Scientific American

“Engrossing.” —Library Journal

“[A]n excellent study of efforts to save the reefs. . . .Solidly researched, sharply observed, and compassionately rendered, the parallel struggles in Life on the Rocks make for science writing that is illuminating on several levels.” —Booklist (starred review)

“Ocean scientist Berwald blends memoir and science writing in this colorful look at the state of coral reefs. . . . making for moving dual story lines about health, healing, and hope. Nature-minded readers will find much to enjoy.” —Publishers Weekly

“An energetic investigation of the plight of coral reefs…with sharply drawn profiles and lucid renderings of ocean life.” —Kirkus

“[S]plendid…Berwald’s great strength lies in revealing a fast-moving, complex global catastrophe through easily understood case studies.” —New York Review of Books

“A courageous and passionate look at the exquisite symbiotic world of coral–and of the human spirit.  In entwining deeply personal stories of love and loss and hope on the reefs and in her own family, Berwald offers insight that could not be more relevant to our lives.” —Jennifer Ackerman, author of The Bird Way and The Genius of Birds

“Everyone who cares about the health of our planet should read these riveting, vivid, and information-packed pages. I recommend this book to ocean-loving humans everywhere.” —Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus

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