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    • Domenico D’alelio     

      The Micro-Jungle of the Sea

      Plankton's Wonders, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Global Ocean

    • The Micro-Jungle of the Sea
      • Overview
      • About the author
      • Press
    • Domenico D’alelio     

      The Micro-Jungle of the Sea

      Plankton's Wonders, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Global Ocean

      • Overview
      • About the author
      • Press

      Overview

      Millions of life forms in a single drop of seawater: it is the micro-jungle called plankton, the invisible sap of Planet Earth.

      Having revealed themselves to the first humans as a night light shining on the water’s surface, planktonic organisms are the basis of marine ecosystems, producing oxygen and feeding the smallest fish.

      Beginning with the Gulf of Naples, the author gives us a multidimensional presentation of plankton: first on a small scale, detailing the massive biodiversity of alien-shaped, singularly behaved microbial plants and animals, all the way to a global scale, tracing the network that links chemical elements and aquatic photosynthesis, fish and plastics, the origin of life and climate change, science and society. The book’s foreword is by Telmo Pievani.

      About the author

      Domenico D’Alelio is a researcher at the Anton Dohrn Research Institute in Naples and vice-president of the Italian Association of Oceanology and Limnology. In addition to many scientific publications, he has also written Uno scienziato a pedali (Ediciciclo 2017), a book on cycling and scientific popularisation, and the rap science album Eco Trip (Tunecore 2018) under the pseudonym Doc Domi. He has a monthly column titled Profondo Blu in official Legambiente magazine Nuova Ecologia.

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    • Binding: Paperback
      Size: 12,5 x 19,5
      Print: Black and white
      Pages: XII-180
      ISBN: 9788820395698
      Price: € 12,90

    Digital formats

    • epub
      ISBN: 9788820398415
      Price: € 9,99
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      ISBN: 9788820398415