Drew Harvell is Professor of Ecology at Cornell University, Curator of the Blaschka Glass Marine Invertebrate Collection, and author of Ocean Outbreak: Confronting the Rising Tide of Marine Disease.
A wonderful example of the intertwining of science and art where each expression of the wonders of the human mind sparks another. --The Explorers Journal (07/01/2016) Both the Blaschka collection and Harvell's work certainly stand the test of time as a testimony to the beauty and magnificence of the oceans' majesty and wonder. --CHOICE (02/01/2017) The author makes an eloquent plea for marine biodiversity conservation. --Library Journal (05/15/2016) Stunning photos . . . contextualize the dramatic taxonomic and ecological shifts in ocean life over the past 150 years. -- (06/01/2016) Harvell seems to channel the devotion that motivated the Blaschkas. --The Guardian (06/12/2016) Beautifully written, multifaceted book . . . opens the doors of marine ecology to new audiences at a critical time. -- (03/01/2017) Curator and marine ecologist Harvell recounts her quest to find the living versions of the creatures and the scientific insights the 150-year-old glass replicas still provide. - The Best Art Meets Science Books of 2016 -- (12/02/2016) You will want this book and then you will want to give it to one and all for a delightful and stimulating introduction to our wonderful ocean creatures. --The Quarterly Review of Biology (03/01/2017) Harvell's encounters with rarer creatures of the deep are as exciting for the reader as they were for her, but the takeaway from A Sea of Glass is an SOS call for a change in human behavior. --Hakai Magazine (05/12/2016)