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The Brilliant Abyss

Exploring the Majestic Hidden Life of the Deep Ocean, and the Looming Threat That Imperils It

by Helen Scales

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The Brilliant Abyss by Helen Scales
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    Jul 2021, 288 pages
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    Jun 21, 2022, 0 pages

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In The Brilliant Abyss, marine biologist and broadcaster Helen Scales offers a guided tour around the most mysterious region of our planet — the deep sea.

The deep sea is a frightening, awe-inspiring place. Throughout history, human beings have traveled across the oceans on trade missions and explorations, but until relatively recently could only guess at what lay underneath their ships' hulls. This mysteriousness has provided fertile ground for myths and legends. We've imagined the deep as a place where monsters dwell; but the reality is, in many ways, stranger and more inspiring. In The Brilliant Abyss, marine biologist and broadcaster Helen Scales offers a guided tour of this astounding, under-explored region of our planet. She also argues urgently for the need to protect it from the growing threat of national interest and corporate exploitation.

Reading the first section of The Brilliant Abyss is like descending in a submarine, drifting slowly downwards as Scales points out and explains the strange creatures that swim into view. Her...

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