05 July, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (44)

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. To participate in this fun meme, just follow these rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week, my teaser is from Aglow In the Dark: The Revolutionary Science of Biofluorescence by Vincent Pieribone and David F. Gruber. I know, I know, it's Non-Fiction. But I'm in-between fiction novels right now, and this book is quite good.

(SOURCE. I just love this cover--it's much more attractive in reality.)

Bioluminescence is a relatively rare trait among land-dwellers, but in the depths of the ocean more than 90 percent of animal species are capable of generating light. Sunlight diminishes by a factor of 10 for every 75 meters of descent, as photons of light from the sun ricochet off particles and are absorbed by water. Since the majority of the ocean's volume lies below the reach of the sun's rays, enveloped in perpetual darkness, marine creatures that can produce their own personal flashlights possess an advantage.
-p. 17


So, what are you reading? And if you have a teaser, feel free to leave it in the comments!

-----The Golden Eagle


Emily Rose said...

Is this a fiction or non fiction book?

Laila Knight said...

It looks like coral. I lived in Florida most of my life and have to say that I'm always amazed by what lies beneath the waters. I actually considered once becoming a marine biologist. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki said...

LOVE the cover!!!
Here's mine

Sangu said...

I grabbed a whole lot of books at the library over the weekend so although I have tons of work to do I've been taking sneaky reading breaks - right now I'm reading Jodi Picoult's MY SISTER'S KEEPER.

Love that cover!

Summer Ross said...

That is interesting!

Dana said...

Totally interesting teaser. I also love the cover. I may just pick this one up.

Monti said...

The cover is definitely an art piece which, of course, I love! Very interesting information about the light.

Thanks for sharing.


"Confuzzled" Shannon said...

Well I have learned something for the day . Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I'm reading the third book of the Harry Potter series. I'm hooked and am going through the entire series. And I'm fascinated by Marine life. Thanks for the image and the most interesting two sentences.

Sun Singer said...

Humans get the look with special eye shadow, I'm sure of it.

Alleged Author said...

I'm reading your blog post. :P It's supposed to be a good thing to read nonfiction, right? Nonfiction books really focus on the presentation of information and--if they are good--they don't just info dump (even with being nonfiction). Have a great day!

Belle said...

Looks like an interesting book and the blurb is great. Right now I am reading a book by the father of an autistic boy. He is writing about the challenges they both face.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm reading a manuscript from one of my critique buddies, Rusty Webb. Really digging the story and his unique author voice!

Anonymous said...

The cover is gorgeous! I'm starting to obtain a strange addiction to the ocean, I'll have to check this out. :) I'm reading Across the Universe right now.

Old Kitty said...

Now this is a gorgeous teaser!! Bioluminescence. Isn't that the best word ever!??! And nature does this big time underwater!! Yay!!

Take care

Krispy said...

Thanks for this teaser. I've always been fascinated by bioluminescence! It's beautiful!

anthony stemke said...

I love that cover.

Gail said...
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Misha said...

The cover is so pretty! I don't read non-fiction much, but this one sounds interesting.

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Gorgeous cover! Mother nature rocks :D

Cally Jackson said...

I admire your curiosity and thirst for knowledge, Golden Eagle. It far exceeds mine! Right now, I'm reading Gavel by Ian Wynne, who's in my novel writers' group!

....Petty Witter said...

not the usual kind of teaser we tend to read, thanks for sharing this.

N. R. Williams said...

I find science fascinating. Love the little teaser.
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

ali said...

You are the only person I know who could make a book on bioluminescence sound awesome!

Memzie said...

I agree with Ali. You sure can make things sounds very interesting. LOVE IT!!!

Nas Dean said...

Thanks for the teaser and I love the cover!

Lynda R Young said...

Well, that's a little different. The cover is gorgeous.

Deborah Walker said...

This book looks fascinating. Thanks. I can feel a story coming on.

Misha said...

Hehehe I'm STILL on Count of Monte Cristo. It's really good, but reading takes time and I realized that my goal will be moving to the end of the month and I still have 300 pages to revise.


Tony Benson said...

Now, that sounds like a fascinating book! My to read list for non-fiction is as long as the one for fiction.

Su said...

That cover is gorgeous!!

I gave you a blog award! Drop by at your leisure to see it. ;)

The Golden Eagle said...

Emily: Non-Fiction. :)

Laila: Being a marine biologist would be awesome!

You're welcome. :)

Vicki: I like it, too!

Sangu: I have to read that book sometime--I've heard a lot about it, and they made a movie of it, didn't they?

Summer: It's a fascinating book!

Dana: It's worth the read; there's all kinds of information on bioluminescence, from the history to how it actually works inside the animals.

Monti: And made by nature. :)

You're welcome!

Shannon: You're very welcome. :)

Stephen: Think you'll finish in time for the 7.15 release of The Deathly Hallows Part 2? :)

(I had thought about re-reading them . . . but decided against it. Maybe I'll do it just before the DVD release.)

You're welcome!

Malcolm: Most likely. :P

Alleged Author: LOL. Well, I would think that counts. :)

Good point! Non-Fiction shouldn't infodump, just like the fiction some of us writers struggle with.

Belle: It's a great book!

It sounds intriguing--I've read a book through the perspective of someone with a kind of autism, but never one through the view of the parent.

Alex: I know him! I love Rusty's blog The Blutonian Death Egg.

Madeline: It's worth the read. :)

I read that book--what do you think of it so far?

Old Kitty: Definitely! It's beginning to grow on me; even though "Deoxyribonucleic acid" will probably always be my favorite science word(s). ;)

The Golden Eagle said...

Krispy: You're welcome!

It's so amazing the way animals can light up, isn't it?

Anthony: I do, too. :)

Gail: I deleted your comment because I prefer to keep the comment threat on my blog clean; I know there are younger readers who stop by my blog, and I want to keep everything readable by everyone.

I really appreciate your comment--and thank you for sharing a teaser! :)

Misha: It's a great book!

Samantha: Definitely. :)

Cally: I think all writers have a thirst for knowledge, to know new things--why else would they create different worlds and people?

I'm intrigued by the title! It sounds like a good book. :)

Tracy: You're very welcome!

Nancy: I do, too. :D

Ali: I don't think it's me--it's the book that's awesome here. :)

Memzie: LOL. Thanks!

I'm glad you like the teaser!

Nas: You're welcome!

It's one of my favorites, particularly for a Non-Fiction book!

Lynda: It is a great cover. :)

Deborah: You're welcome!

I can, too; I actually came up with an idea for a novel when I was walking earlier. :P

Misha: I'm glad to hear you like it!

Those are a lot of pages to revise--good luck with your WIP!

Tony: I don't have many books on my Non-Fiction list; aside from schoolwork, of course. I should read more of them. :)

Su: Thank you so much for the award! Wow. I'm headed right on over! :D