'Breathtakingly learned and lyrical.' -- 'National Geographic Traveler' 'Whitty mines the world's miraculous underwater ecosystems to uncover the secrets -- and life-sustaining powers -- of the deep . . . Relevant -- and heartbreaking.' -- 'More' At the center of 'Deep Blue Home 'is Julia Whitty's penetrating exploration of the World Ocean as a single body of water connected by a vast and powerful three-dimensional current circling the globe. This undivided body of water profoundly controls and is controlled by Earth's climate; its fate determines our own. Whitty's career -- first in science, later as a documentary filmmaker, and always as a writer and diver -- has given her sustained access to the scientists dedicated to the study of an astonishing range of ocean life, from the physiology of 'extremophile' life forms to the strategies of nesting seabirds to the ecology of 'whale falls,' or what happens in the afterlife of a behemoth. No stranger to extreme places, Whitty travels the oceanside and underwater world from the Sea of Cortez to Newfoundland to the Galapagos. Her book provides extraordinary armchair entree to gripping adventure, cutting-edge science, and an intimate understanding of our deep blue home. '[Whitty] writes with humor, reverence, true curiosity and an unfettered imagination.' -- 'Los Angeles Times' Orion Book Award Finalist * Northern California Book Award Finalist Julia Whitty's first book, 'The Fragile Edge,' was awarded the John Burroughs Medal Award, the PEN USA Award, and the Kiriyama Prize. Her cover articles have appeared in 'Harper's Magazine' and 'Mother Jones,' where she is the environmental correspondent. She blogs at Blue Marble and Deep Blue Home. A travelogue of the world's oceans as a continuous system, from the Burroughs Award-winning author of The Fragile Edge, that combines science, characters, wonders, and history.