Book ‘Below the Edge of Darkness’ by Edith Widder Ph.D.

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A Memoir of Exploring Light and Life in the Deep Sea
A pioneering marine biologist takes us down into the deep ocean to understand bioluminescence — the language of light that helps life communicate in the darkness—and what it tells us about the future of life on Earth. “Edith Widder’s story is one of hardscrabble optimism, two-fisted exploration, and groundbreaking research. She’s done things I dream of doing.” — James Cameron. Edith Widder’s childhood dream of becoming a marine biologist was almost derailed in college, when complications from a surgery gone wrong caused temporary blindness. A new reality of shifting shadows drew her fascination to the power of light — as well as the importance of optimism. elow the Edge of Darkness explores the depths of the planet's oceans..
Publisher: Random House (July 27, 2021)  Pages: ‎352 pages  ISBN-10: 0349011257  ISBN-13: 978-0525509240  ASIN:‎ B08NSJS5CD

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About the author: Edith Widder is an oceanographer, a marine biologist and the co-founder, CEO and senior scientist at the Ocean Research & Conservation Association, a non-profit organisation where she is focusing her passion for saving the ocean into developing innovative technologies needed to preserve and protect the ocean’s most precious real estate – its estuaries. She has given three TED talks and been awarded a prestigious MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation as well as the Explorer’s Club Citation of Merit and is the first recipient of the Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration established by the Marine Technology Society and the Society of Underwater Technology.