Title Plankton. Wonders of the Drifting World
022618871X / 9780226188713
Inventory number 979676
2015. 32cm. Pp.224. 550 colour photos. Hardbound.
Filled with more than 500 colour close-ups of jewel-like diatoms and gelatinous comb jellies, each accompanied by a condensed history and biography, the book is a long overdue introduction to the oceans’ 98%.
Brings alive the history of plankton — both the recent history of the last few hundred years of science, and the deep history of the evolutionary relationships between the incredibly diverse beings that we collectively refer to as plankton.