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The swarm : a novel of the deep / Frank Schatzing.

by Schatzing, Frank [author.]; Spencer, Sally-Ann (tr.).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2006Description: 881 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0340895233 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Natural disasters -- Fiction | Natural disasters -- Fiction | Marine biologists -- Fiction | EcologyGenre/Form: Suspense fiction. | Suspense fiction.Review: "Off the Peruvian coast a fisherman drowns, dragged to his death by a mysterious underwater current. He is not alone. Over the coming weeks, thousands like him will die each day - killed at sea, killed on beaches, killed by oceans that no longer behave in a way that mankind can predict." "These deaths are not coincidence - and from the moment an enormous unidentifiable form flashes across the radar of two North Sea scientists, it is clear they are being caused by a natural force more complex and more devastating than anything science is able to comprehend. Beneath the waves, something is wreaking havoc on the global ecosystem, bringing the world to the brink of destruction. It is ecological disaster on an unprecedented scale - disaster that some are determined to prevent, but others are determined to exploit in their pursuit of power."--BOOK JACKET.
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"Off the Peruvian coast a fisherman drowns, dragged to his death by a mysterious underwater current. He is not alone. Over the coming weeks, thousands like him will die each day - killed at sea, killed on beaches, killed by oceans that no longer behave in a way that mankind can predict." "These deaths are not coincidence - and from the moment an enormous unidentifiable form flashes across the radar of two North Sea scientists, it is clear they are being caused by a natural force more complex and more devastating than anything science is able to comprehend. Beneath the waves, something is wreaking havoc on the global ecosystem, bringing the world to the brink of destruction. It is ecological disaster on an unprecedented scale - disaster that some are determined to prevent, but others are determined to exploit in their pursuit of power."--BOOK JACKET.

Patron comment on 02/08/2012

What a wonderful book. This book's pace is amazing. This is one of those science thrillers that could be tomorrow's news.

Summary: A mysterious life force called the Yrr takes control of various forms of marine life to exact revenge on humankind, as whales begin sinking ships, crabs poison the water supply, and a tsunami devastates the coastal regions of the world.

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