- Paperback: 286 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (November 15, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521165121
- ISBN-13: 978-0521165129
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.6 x 9.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,859,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"... the book is light on scientific results but presents enough intriguing findings and background to whet appetites. Generously illustrated with high-quality images both of technologies (high and low) and marine organisms, it is more useful and enjoyable than the CoML Web site
A.J. Kohn, emeritus, University of Washington, for Choice Magazine
"This pacey book captures the excitement, adventure and pioneering spirit of this band of dedicated researchers, intent on increasing knowledge of marine life to ensure its sustainability. Beautifully illustrated with clear diagrams and spectacular photographs of many new and bizarre discoveries, it would be easy to say this book should be read by anyone with an interest in marine life, more than that it should be read by everyone with a stake in the future of planet Earth (or is that planet Ocean?)."
Kelvin Boot, Marine Scientist
The self-stated goal of the book-"to bring the excitement of the Census and its findings to as broad an audience as possible"- has, I believe, been achieved. Not that everyone will want to read it from cover to cover, but there is something in here for nearly everyone, and appreciating the magnitude of this research collaboration should be an inspiration to all scientists."
Ed Jackiewicz, Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers
"The Census of Marine Life is undoubtedly one of the most amazing scientific collaborative efforts of all time. The story of the COML is nothing short of incredible, and it is told wonderfully in the new book Discoveries of the Census of Marine Life: Making Ocean Life Count. The Census may be over, but it's legacy of large scale cooperative science and explaining important research to the public will, hopefully, live on for a long time. If you want to learn about this incredible project and their amazing discoveries, if you want to be inspired by how smart people came together to solve a huge and important problem, or if you just want to know more about our oceans, Discoveries of the Census of Marine Life is a must-read!
Southern Fried Science.com
"The Census pushed back the curtains of the unknown, and the view was magnificent. And although the Census has concluded, the quest-and the romance-continue."
Carl Safina, Quarterly Review of Biology
Providing insight into the remarkable Census of Marine Life, this book explains the rationale behind the unprecedented decade-long project and presents some of its most important and dramatic findings alongside stunning full-color photographs. Discoveries of the Census of Marine Life is the richly illustrated story of how the Census of Marine Life has transformed the way we see and understand life in the global ocean.