Scientists have mapped less than 10 percent of the ridge of underwater mountains in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. It is here that 95 percent of the volcanic activity on earth occurs. And it is also where the scientist Rich Lutz has tracked the remarkable evolution of bizarre creatures that spawn in hydrothermal vent fluids that are poisonous to most other forms of life. How can life exist in this world of utter darkness?
For Rich Lutz, a pioneer in marine biology, each dive to the frontier of the deep holds the possibility of discovering more clues that might help us learn how life on earth began after our planet was formed billions of years ago.
About the Author
Kenneth Mallory, former editor in chief of publishing programs at Boston’s New England Aquarium, writes, edits, and photographs for magazines, newspapers, Web pages, book publishers, and museum exhibits, especially in the field of natural history. He lives in Massachusetts.
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Diving to a Deep-Sea Volcano based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Rich Lutz is a dep-sea biologist who study's the deepest part of the sea by submarine. He researches and study's the organisms living there and effect of volcanoes on habitual areas. Through his observations and studies he discovers an underwater habitat that is regrowing due to destruction by a volcanic eruption. The text is very interesting and keeps the reader wanting to read more. The colorful photographs alone are beautiful and interesting, which also grabs and keeps the readers attention. There are photographs of scientists, organisms, instruments, and the submarine. I really liked how Mallory included a glossary of terms that some readers wouldn't understand of be able to define, so he gives the reader more information to further understand the deep sea.I would use this book in my class for science lessons that include making predictions, researching and making a hypothesis, and drawing a conclusion. Students would use the text to do so.
This book is about Rich Lutz's adventures into a deep-sea volcano. Through the book you learn how as a child Lutz was very facinated with the water and animals that live in it. He later became and oceanographer and biologist that studys the life of mostly mollusks at extreme temperatures on the ocean floor.