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The Enchanted Braid: Coming to Terms with Nature on the Coral Reef

By: Osha Gray Davidson

269 pages, Col photos

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Apr 1998 | #75321 | ISBN: 047117727X
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An introductory book which charts the scientific story of the study of coral reefs, the marine life that lives around them and the crucial role reefs play in keeping the oceans healthy.

THE ENCHANTED BRAID is crammed with detail...the abundance of information makes it an invaluable primer on the current state of coral reef ecology.--Chicago Tribune, September 6, 1998


THE SOUL OF THE SEA.; "Who Has Known the Ocean?" Animal, Mineral, Vegetable.; Darwin in Paradise.; The Rise of Corals.; The Heart of Lightness.; The Outer Strands.; A Song of Love and Death.; Fish Stories.; Neither Brethren nor Underlings.; HUMAN/NATURE.; The Jakarta Scenario.; "Either We Go Deep or We Starve." The Apo Scenario.; Return to Oceanus.; Disasters, Catastrophes, and Tragedies.; Unweaving the Outer Braids.; Once More to the Keys.; Notes.; Bibliography.; Acknowledgments.; Index.

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OSHA GRAY DAVIDSON has written for the New York Times, the New Republic, the Nation, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is the author of The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and short--listed for the Helen Bernstein Award. He is also the author of Under Fire: The NRA and the Battle for Gun Control, a New York Times Notable Book in 1993, and Broken Heartland: The Rise of America's Rural Ghetto.

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