For greater than a decade, Rezneat Darnell labored on this main synthesis of what is understood about the Gulf of Mexico. His objective: to convey a deeper understanding of “the American Sea” to college students, scientists, managers, and educated residents of the public at giant. The American Sea builds on Darnell’s personal analysis, the analysis of his graduate college students, authorities company analysis stories, data synthesis studies, and literature summaries to current a holistic view of the Gulf of Mexico.
Though he’s acknowledged as a pioneer in the research of continental shelf ecology, Darnell largely resisted specialization, remaining all through his career “the author and bringer collectively of issues.”
Right here, he has written a book that embraces historical past, geology, geography, meteorology, chemistry, biology, ecology, and human relations in a single complete reference. Though it is thorough and meticulous in protection, what comes via in these pages is the enormity, complexity, and thriller of the world that lies simply past the Texas trip seashore, the Louisiana wetland, or the Mexico fishing village.
Along with pictures of deep water and different organisms which are included in the book, a quantity of illustrations have been added to offer wonderful visible materials, together with historic and ocean flooring maps and lots of works of unique artwork depicting marine species, sea turtles, fish, and crustaceans.