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Speaker Series: Melanie Stiassny

Without our oceans, which cover almost 72 percent of our planet, Earth simply could not exist—or humanity survive. Join us as author Melanie Stiassny from the American Museum of Natural History, takes an epic, oceanic journey as she talks about her new book Opulent Oceans.

The book features fascinating essays, taken from the museum's Rare Book Collections, and expands on the science behind the early histories that shaped the study of oceanography. They take close-up looks at coral, jellyfish, sea worms, whales, sharks, squid, and more, and provide accounts from legendary explorers and early naturalists. This gorgeously illustrated volume, which includes 40 frameable prints, will appeal to every seafaring and natural-science enthusiast.

The Natural Histories series introduces today's readers to lost, fully illustrated scientific tomes from the American Museum of Natural History Library's Rare Book Collections. The museum's top experts provide interesting facts and commentary that enrich the original material and appeal to nature, science, and art lovers.

To RSVP for this interesting lecture, please call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

Earlier Event: February 1
CLS Book Club: The Noise of Time