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  • Author:
    Trevor Norton
  • ISBN:
    0306815362
  • ISBN13:
    978-0306815362
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  • Publisher:
    Da Capo Press (May 29, 2007)
  • Pages:
    400 pages
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    Nature & Ecology
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Things don't always go well in field biology, but to those who love it, it always fascinates. Trevor Norton is one of those lucky men who picked up an enthusiasm when he was a boy, nurtured it through his schooling, and kept at it through a happy lifetime of academic involvement within it.

Norton's eye for the bizarre, amazing, and beautiful inhabitants of the oceans, and the eccentric characters who work, study .

Norton's eye for the bizarre, amazing, and beautiful inhabitants of the oceans, and the eccentric characters who work, study, and live by the shore make his book a wonder-filled experience. An intrepid diver and distinguished scientist, Norton's writing is self-deprecating, very funny, and full of wry and intriguing anecdotes; he is an unfailingly delightful companion.

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A Love Affair With the Se. Trevor Norton is Professor of Marine Biology at the University of Liverpool.

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Throughout, Norton introduces us to a eclectic mix of sea-loving characters all of.

Throughout, Norton introduces us to a eclectic mix of sea-loving characters all of whom have helped to inform and shape his own journey to becoming a marine biologist. Lovers of the sea and sands will be swept away by Under Water to Get Out of the Rain in which distinguished marine biologist Trevor Norton writes so lyrically that you can taste the salt of his bonding with the oceans, from the submarine lava tunnels of Lanzarote, to the kelp forests of California and the pure silver strands of the Hebrides". 'Trevor Norton's beautifully written memoir of a life spent probing and pondering the sea depths derives much of its power from his observations ashore.

Trevor Norton is Emeritus Professor of Marine Biology at the University of Liverpool and Director of the Port Erin Marine Laboratory on the Isle of Man. He has authored over 150 scientific publications and books, and is an authority on the history of scientific diving. Country of Publication.

This is the beautifully told tale of Norton's growing love of the sea, from family holidays in Whitley Bay as a boy, to his first over zealous attempts at diving. All that we know and love of the British seaside weaves throughout this funny, nostalgic and richly told memoir. Fortune telling gypsies found on crumbling promenades, lighthouses standing to attention, fishing villages giving way to arcades and brass bands and sand-playing in the bracing chill of a British summer. Throughout, Norton introduces us to a eclectic mix of sea-loving characters all of whom have helped.

This is the beautifully told tale of Trevor Norton's growing love of the sea, from family holidays in Whitley Bay as a boy, to his first over zealous attempts at diving. Fortune telling gypsies found on crumbling promenades, lighthouses standing to attention, fishing villages giving way to arcades and brass bands and sand-playing in the bracing chill of a British summer

On a hot summer's day there could be no quicker transport to the seaside than Trevor Norton's cool and entrancing account of a lifetime's adventures under or near the water. Norton's eye for the bizarre, amazing, and beautiful inhabitants of the oceans, and the eccentric characters who work, study, and live by the shore make his book a wonder-filled experience. An intrepid diver and distinguished scientist, Norton's writing is self-deprecating, very funny, and full of wry and intriguing anecdotes; he is an unfailingly delightful companion. Whether his setting is a bed of jewel anemones in an Irish lough, a giant California cavern shared with sea lions, a mildewed research station, or the glittering coral gardens of Sharm el Sheikh, his captivating prose always finds the mark. Sometimes following the shoreline with earlier beachcombers such as Darwin, John Steinbeck, and George Orwell, Norton also takes the reader to depths where the shapes of creatures living without sunlight defy imagination. Admirers of the gorgeous detail of Rachel Carson's The Sea Around Us will revel in Norton's writing, his observations, and irreverent wit.

Sataxe
Trevor Norton is a very gifted man: he is undoubtedly a first-rate scientist, who enjoys his profession inmensely, but he has other virtues as well. First, he can write: every page is elegantly crafted, with a knack for the telling detail and a gift for the essential. In a few pages you are there with him, becoming acquainted with an underwater scene, or with a long-deceased biologist. Second, Norton is interested in everything, from science to history, reminding us how fascinating life itself can be, if only we care to look. And he has a sense of humor.
Voodoolkree
Excellent marine biology books that are written for the lay reader can be hard to come by. I read this book about 10 years ago and gave it away to a friend. I recently was thinking I would like to RE read it and ordered it from Amazon. It is a wonderful autobiographical account of the author's life as a marine bioligist and his travels and career. Although filled with interesting trivia regarding the British Isles, as well as other islands around the globe, history, personal anecdotes regarding friends and acquaintances, there is still enough marine science, scuba diving adventures, and amazing information about the ocean and it's denizens to keep any one interested. I am glad I ordered it for another read. It was even more enjoyable on the second time around and I recommend this book for anyone with the least bit of interest in the ocean.
Otrytrerl
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Ziena
I picked up a copy of this book at a local used book store and was instantly captivated. Trevor Norton has captured the wonder, trials, and shear joy of field biology in "Underwater to Get Out of the Rain: A Love Affair With the sea." I could, if I had his talent for writing, have written the same sort of book on terrestrial biology, but I also love the sea and Norton has illustrated his love of his particular part of the natural world with charm and humor,as well as a refreshing candor. Things don't always go well in field biology, but to those who love it, it always fascinates.

Norton discusses his field work in the Canary Islands, Scotland, Egypt, California and other parts of the planet in such a way that even those who are not in love with biology will find interesting and refreshing. Those who read this book may come away with a new respect for the work done and the difficulties involved in such research, made more vital by our changing environment. I recommend this book highly and hope many will read it.
Coiron
This book heralds another delightful marine adventure by Norton, who has written two other beautifully crafted, and wonderfully humorous, books about the characters he has met, and some of the adventures he has had, in a lifetime as a marine biologist. It starts out with his memories of his childhood home, on St Mary's Island, Northumberland, before whisking us away to a series of globally-based adventures: Devon, via Liverpool to the island of Anglesey, North Wales, to his first encounter with the Port Erin Marine Laboratory, where... `I was the least famous marine biologist ever to work on the Isle of Man'. From Port Erin we are whisked over the oceans to Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands, where by chance, I happened to read the book. How changed the Canaries are today from the time when the party of "least famous marine biologists" were met on the quay by Don Mariano López, local dignitary and ex-mayor, who arranged for their luggage to be taken away by donkey cart while inviting the all-too-rare visitors to join him in an eight-course lunch, followed by coffee and cognac.

As one follows his ocean-bound circumambulations, back to Scotland, and the Scottish Islands, to Lough Ine, in the Southwest of Ireland - where he based his book, Reflections on a Summer Sea - to San Juan Island, Washington, then the Monterey California of Steinbeck's day, every journey is imbued with characteristic charm and wit, and all the while enlivened by his sharp observation of the idiosyncrasies of human nature. His odyssey takes him a good deal further than I have room to describe, but permeating the exhilarating narrative of courage, luck, humor and adventure, is a chronicle of change, painful to witness in the working lifetime of one man. We observe, by degrees, the progressive overfishing and pollution of the oceans, and we share his dismay over the loss of a more innocent world. And, finally, we embrace Professor Norton's caretaker role in the closure of the Marine Laboratory in Port Erin, a victim of the financial constraints that have afflicted many university centers in the UK in the first years of the New Millennium.
Querlaca
"Underwater to Get Out of The Rain" is a book to read for the sheer pleasure of living vicariously through the author's life. If you have any interest in the ocean then Trevor Norton's poetic musings will seduce you into what he calls "the real world." He recalls his crystal clear memories of his first experience swimming in the ocean and then details several trips he made to Northumberland, North Wales, Lanzarote, Spain, Liverpool, the Isle of Man, Scotland, Carsaid Island, Ireland, California, Sweden, Yemen, Egypt and the Philippines.

This is a mixture of memoir, fascinating history and lore. I especially enjoyed the intriguing tales of mermaids and Trevor Norton's explanation on why ships sink in the Bermuda Triangle. I also didn't realize that there are giant squid in the San Juan Islands not far from where I live. While I've been to Orcas island for a weekend I had no idea such creatures lived there.

Trevor Norton seems fascinated by seaweed and explains how it is used in toothpaste and ketchup. His descriptions of the sea hare had me looking up pictures online. His tales of the sea are not devoid of tragedy, he has survived where others perished. In one story he is surrounded by sharks in another he is wading in pools filled with sea snakes.

It sometimes takes me a few years to get to a book I want to read and this one was worth the wait. Trevor Norton's writing style is a delight to read and his command of the English language is exemplary. If you love the ocean then I think you will enjoy these adventurous tales.

~The Rebecca Review