August 2017 Academic & Specialist Island Press

Immersion: The Science and Mystery of Freshwater Mussels Abbie Gascho Landis

Hardback | Aug 2017 | Island Press | 9781610918077 | 256pp | 203x127mm | Temporarily unavailable | RFB | AUD$39.99, NZD$47.99

In Immersion: The Science and Mystery of Freshwater Mussels, Landis brings readers to a hotbed of mussel diversity, the American Southeast, to seek mussels where they eat, procreate, and, too often, perish. Landis shares this journey, traveling from perilous river surveys to dry streambeds and into laboratories where endangered mussels are raised one precious life at a time. Mussels have much to teach us about the health of our watersheds if we step into the creek and take a closer look at their lives. Landis gracefully chronicles these untold stories with a veterinarian s careful eye and the curiosity of a naturalist. In turns joyful and sobering, Immersion is an invitation to see rivers from a mussel s perspective, a celebration of the wild lives visible to those who learn to search.