The Deep

The University of Chicago Press just launched a Flash Website, complete with gallery, for The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss by Claire Nouvian. Fantastic site with some of the same pictures as in the book.

Dr. M (1729 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, a National Science Foundation supported initiative. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (, a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web. His forthcoming book, Science of the South (, connects cultural icons of South such as pecan pie with the science behind them.

3 comments on “The Deep
  1. Very nice promo. I put Nouvian’s book on my Wish List (as I’m not working right now and can’t justify buying more books at the moment), but it looks great. Reminds me, one thing I’m jealous of James Cameron is that documentary he did. I’d like a submersible for my birthday…


  2. Just put my order in on amazon! Amazing.

    This will go nicely next to Eric Hoyt’s Deep Sea Creatures and Peter Batson’s Deep new Zealand on my bookshelf.

  3. I am only an elementary teacher who teaches a gambit of subjects, but these pictures are breath-taking! Thank you for a sneek peak.

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