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One Book, One Phoenix: The Brilliant Abyss
What if everyone read the same book this summer? Join us for One Book, One Community, Phoenix Public Library's annual community wide read. June through August, these titles will be instantly available as eBooks in the Greater Phoenix Digital Library/Libby app.
Join Mesquite Library's discussion of The Brilliant Abyss: Exploring the Majestic Hidden Life of the Deep Ocean, and the Looming Threat That Imperils It by Helen Scales.
About the Book:
Teeming with unsuspected life, an extraordinary, interconnected ecosystem deep below the waves has a huge effect on our daily lives, influencing climate and weather systems, with the potential for much more—good or bad, depending on how it is exploited. Currently, the fantastic creatures that live in the deep—many of them incandescent in a world without light—and its formations capture and trap vast quantities of carbon that would otherwise poison our atmosphere, and novel bacteria as yet undiscovered hold the promise of potent new medicines. Yet the deep also holds huge mineral riches lusted after by nations and corporations; mining them could ultimately devastate the planet, compounded by the deepening impacts of ubiquitous pollutants and rampant overfishing.
Eloquently and passionately, the author of Spirals in Time and Eye of the Shoal brings to life the majesty and mystery of an alien realm that nonetheless sustains us, while urgently making clear the price we could pay if it is further disrupted. The Brilliant Abyss is at once a revelation and a clarion call to preserve this vast unseen world.
- Thursday, July 28, 2022
- 3:00pm - 4:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Arizona Time (change)
- Meeting Room, Mesquite Library
Time Zone: Arizona Time (change)