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Ocean : the definitive visual guide / [American Museum of Natural History, consultants ; introduction by Fabien Cousteau].

Cousteau, Fabien, (writer of introduction.). American Museum of Natural History. (Added Author).



"This authoritative, illustrated encyclopedia is now in its third edition. Illustrated with a blend of informative illustrations, maps, and photography, it is a broad-ranging, in-depth guide to both physical oceanography and marine life. A comprehensive introduction explains important principles and processes, from the geology of the seafloor to the chemistry of seawater. The next two chapters look at key environments -- from the seashore out to the open ocean -- and the main groups of ocean life. Both of these chapters include systematic directory sections that contain in-depth visual profiles of key locations and species. The final chapter is a detailed, 60-page atlas of the world's oceans and seas, illustrated with maps compiled from satellite measurements of the ocean floor. Distributed throughout the book are feature spreads on the impact that humans are having on the marine environment, covering topics ranging from plastic pollution to ocean acidification"

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780744051704
  • ISBN: 0744051703
  • Physical Description: 512 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
  • Edition: New edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2022.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Includes index.
Previous edition: 2014.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Ocean water ; Ocean geology ; Circulation and climate ; Waves and tides -- Ocean environments: Coasts and the seashore ; Shallow seas ; The open ocean and ocean floor ; The polar oceans -- Ocean life: Introduction to ocean life ; Kingdoms of ocean life -- Atlas of the oceans: Oceans of the world ; The Arctic Ocean ; The Atlantic Ocean ; The Indian Ocean ; The Pacific Ocean ; The Southern Ocean.
Subject: Ocean.
Marine animals.
Marine ecology.
Ocean currents.
Genre: Encyclopedias.
Illustrated works.

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