Überblick:Pressestimmen 'One resembles an exquisitely ruffled and pleated confection of pale silk chiffon; another a tangle of bioluminescent necklaces cascading from a bauble. Both marine drifters (Desmonema glaciale and Physalia) feature in jellyfish expert Gershwin's absorbing coffee-table book on this transparent group with three evolutionary lineages. Succinct science is intercut with surreal portraiture -- from the twinkling Santa's hat jellyfish (Periphylla periphylla) to the delicate blue by-the-wind sailor (Velella velella).' --Nature'Every page of text in Jellyfish has facts as fascinating as these woven into a thorough coverage of jellyfish history biology and ecology. Gershwin a marine biologist who has discovered over 200 new species of jellyfish does an excellent job of combining a compelling narrative of 50 different jellyfish with luscious I-can't-believe-they're-real photos. Put this book on your coffee table with caution--you might lose your guests as they submerge themselves into a book that's as exotic as it is absorbing.' --BoingBoing'This beautifully illustrated guide introduces readers to the diversity of jellyfish and provides a primer on the seemingly alien animals' physiology ecology and evolution.' --Science News Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Lisa-ann Gershwin is director of the Australian Marine Stinger Advisory Services. She was awarded a Fulbright in 1998 for her studies on jellyfish blooms and evolution and she has discovered over two hundred new species—including at least sixteen types of jellyfish that are highly dangerous as well as a new species of dolphin. She is the author of Stung!: On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean.