Life In The Dark: Illuminating Biodiversity In The Shadowy Haunts Of Planet Earth by Danté FenolioLife In The Dark: Illuminating Biodiversity In The Shadowy Haunts Of Planet Earth by Danté Fenolio

Life In The Dark: Illuminating Biodiversity In The Shadowy Haunts Of Planet Earth

byDanté Fenolio

Hardcover | April 11, 2016

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Deep inside caves, at the bottoms of oceans and lakes, beneath the ground: these concealed habitats are absent of sunlight. This strange and fascinating world of complete darkness is not a solitary place—it is inhabited by millions of life forms. Yet most humans—creatures of daylight—have never seen any of them. Until now.

In this fascinating—sometimes eerie—book, extreme wildlife photographer and scientist Danté Fenolio brings the denizens of these shadowy haunts into focus. Life in the Dark shows us the many ways in which life forms have adapted to lightless environments, including refinements of senses, evolution of unique body parts, and illumination using "biological flashlights."

With more than 200 mesmerizing color photographs, Life in the Dark unveils bizarre creatures like the firefly squid, the giant Amazonian catfish, the Chinese cavefish, and even the human bot fly, which lives in the darkness beneath its host’s skin. Fenolio’s rich and vibrant images shed new light on the world’s fascinating creatures of darkness.

Danté Fenolio, a zoologist, biologist, and wildlife photographer, is the director of conservation and research at the San Antonio Zoo.
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Title:Life In The Dark: Illuminating Biodiversity In The Shadowy Haunts Of Planet EarthFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.96 inPublished:April 11, 2016Publisher:Johns Hopkins University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1421418630

ISBN - 13:9781421418636

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Life in the Dark is simultaneously delightful, amazing, and inspiring. Danté Fenolio’s stunning photography and crisp, authoritative text bring to life the intriguing and bizarre creatures that live in the darkest of places—in caves, underground, deep under the water, even inside other animals, including us. This book is an extraordinary gift—a connection to these magical creatures and an understanding that will foster a desire to conserve them.