Record Details

Catalog Search

Life on the rocks : building a future for coral reefs  Cover Image Book Book

Life on the rocks : building a future for coral reefs / Juli Berwald.

Berwald, Juli, (author.).



"Coral reefs are a microcosm of our planet: wondrously diverse, deeply interconnected, and critically imperiled. They sustain entire ecosystems and protect vulnerable coasts. But corals across the planet are in the middle of an unprecedented die-off, beset by warming oceans, pollution, human damage, and their own devastating pandemic. Even under stress, they are out-of-this world gorgeous, sending out warning flares in fluorescent bursts of yellow, pink, and indigo. Juli Berwald fell in love with coral reefs as a marine biology student, entranced by their beauty and complexity. While she was concerned by bleaching events and coral disease, she didn't fully understand what a dead reef meant until she experienced one on a dive: barren, decaying, and coated in slime. Deeply alarmed, she traveled the world desperate to discover how to prevent their loss. Life on the Rocks is a meditative ode to the reefs and the undaunted scientists working to save them against almost impossible odds. Berwald explores what it means to keep fighting a battle that can't be won, contemplating the inevitable grief of climate change and the beauty of small victories"-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780593087305
  • ISBN: 0593087305
  • Physical Description: 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2022.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Reef futures -- What keeps a reef together -- Florida -- Sulawesi -- Bali -- Dominican Republic -- Washington, D.C. -- Australia, from afar,
Subject: Coral reefs and islands.
Coral reef conservation.
Récifs et îles de coraux.
Conservation des récifs coralliens.
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology.
Coral reef conservation.
Coral reefs and islands.

Currently available copies

  • 5 / 6 copies available at PINES


  • 0 current holds on 6 total copies.
Find the nearest copy:
Library System: Library Branch Name
Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status  
Athens Regional Library System:
      Athens-Clarke County Library
Send SMS Text
31001005203139 NEW-BKS Available
Athens Regional Library System:
      Watkinsville/Oconee County Library
Send SMS Text
31001005198560 NEW-BKS Checked out
Dougherty County Public Library:
      Central Branch
Send SMS Text
31018904985608 NONFIC Available
Mountain Regional Library System:
      Towns County Public Library
333.95531 BER
Send SMS Text
31035007026262 NONFIC Available
Piedmont Regional Library System:
      Commerce Public Library
333.955 BER
Send SMS Text
31044008195159 Nonfiction Available
Piedmont Regional Library System:
      Maysville Public Library
333.955 BER
Send SMS Text
31044008195167 Nonfiction Available

Additional Resources