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The Courtship of Sea Creatures, Otte, Jean Pierre
1 Otte, Jean Pierre The Courtship of Sea Creatures
0807614866 / 9780807614860; Filled with wit and wisdom, The Courtship of Sea Creatures is a playful meditation on the sexual strategies of sea life found along the shores of Brittany. The author arrives at the coast with a heightened awareness of every dank odor, the slightest rustle of the water on the sand, and the changing light of the vast sky. Thrusting his hands into a transparent tidal pool, he is off on another round of observations. His viewpoint is ironic, witty, poetic and wise. He finds sea urchins in congregations of "indifferent promiscuity. " He describes the melancholy of lobsters, who must mate in "armor, " and the reverie of a mussel in her shell as she dreams "in the heart of a set and oblong darkness. " In a final scene on the beach, he shares an intense, sexually charged moment with a woman as they open and ingest some of these sea creatures, which have been the object of his scrutiny, the subject of his musings, and the inspiration of his poetic language. This dramatic moment brings us face to face with the universal drive to mate shared by all living creatures. 99 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
George Braziller
New York, 2001, First Edition
New in New dust jacket

Price: 13.80 USD
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The Deep Sea, Wallace, Joseph
2 Wallace, Joseph The Deep Sea
0831721774 / 9780831721770; With informative and entertaining text, this magnificient volume takes a fascinating voyage to the region of the sea previously seen only by researchers in submersible vessels. Beautifully illustrated with over 100 photographs, you can see how a remarkable robot submarine helped locate and explore the wreckage of the Titanic; how newly discovered creatures living miles beneath the surface exist in a world without light; how ocean drilling can provide evidence of the Earth's climate millions of years ago by gathering samples of its core and much more. Complete with sources and useful addresses of exhibits and research institutes, as well as a bibliography for further reading, this book will delight any ocean or science enthusiast of student. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Gallery Books
Gallery Books, 1987, First Edition
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Hawthorne, Philip (Photo Editor); 
Price: 11.50 USD
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