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Ellen Prager, a marine scientist, was formerly the chief scientist at the world’s only undersea research station, Aquarius Reef Base in the Florida Keys. She is the author of several books, including Chasing Science at Sea, which is also published by the University of Chicago Press.
This book talks about interesting creatures and has lots of interesting factoids (possibly presented a little too gee-whiz for me), but there doesn't seem to be a narrative or... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Lisa
A well written book which makes that mysterious population of the underworld of the sea accessible to the layman; the only complaint I have is that it really needs more pictures! Read morePublished 19 months ago by E
I bet you didn't know a male conch has the ability to regenerate its penis. I also bet you mispronounced the word `conch' as [kontj] instead of [konk]. Read morePublished on May 14, 2012 by Geo-C
I enjoyed this book and I am certainly going to recommend it to a friend who teaches invertebrate zoology. Read morePublished on December 20, 2011 by old gray mare
Ellen Prager does a fantastic job showing us was lurks in the oceans. Written in a layman's voice yet bringing the science to the forefront, she demonstrates the amazing creatures... Read morePublished on December 5, 2011 by J. Devitt
Ms. Prager writes about the creatures of the oceans in an engaging way. Her love for the water and its creatures really shows.Published on October 28, 2011 by Terri V. Richardson
I heard Ellen's interview on NPR and got really interested on her book.
I eventually bought this and read it! Really good stuff! Read more
I bought this book for my boyfriend after hearing about it on NPR. My boyfriend found the book incredibly entertaining. The pictures in the book are amazing. Read morePublished on September 6, 2011 by Angel Loutsch
Both my wife and I believe this to be one of the best books about sea creatures that we have ever read. Not only is it informative, but it is fun to read!Published on August 28, 2011 by tom