Fragile Frontiers in the Abyss

Science  20 Jul 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5836, pp. 321-322
DOI: 10.1126/science.1144489

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The Silent Deep. The Discovery, Ecology, and Conservation of the Deep Sea. By Tony Koslow. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2007. 292 pp. $35, £22.50. ISBN 9780226451251. University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, Australia. Aus $49.95. ISBN 9780868404158.

Koslow describes how and what we have learned of abyssal organisms and ecologies as well as the threats human activities pose to this ecosystem.