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May 31, 2022
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Jul 21, 2008
| ISBN 9780756657062
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May 31, 2022 | ISBN 9780744051704
Jul 21, 2008 | ISBN 9780756657062
An enhanced edition of DK’s exhaustive guide to the underwater world. This authoritative, sumptuously illustrated encyclopedia is now in its third edition. Illustrated with a blend of beautiful and 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. Thoroughly updated to include the latest research on ocean science and profiles of newly discovered species, Ocean remains an indispensable, all-encompassing visual guide to the marine world.
Breathtaking, powerful, and all-encompassing in its sheer scope and visual impact, Ocean sweeps you away on an incredible journey into the depths of our astonishing marine world. As the site where life first formed on Earth, a key element of the climate, and a fragile resource, oceans are of vital importance to our planet. This is a definitive visual guide to the world’s oceans — including the geological and physical processes that affect the ocean floor, the key habitat zones, the rich diversity of marine life.
We believe in the power of discovery. That’s why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in. From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures,… More about DK
Robert Dinwiddie is a science writer specializing in educational illustrated books on astronomy, cosmology, earth science, and the history of… More about Robert Dinwiddie
Philip Eales studied physics at University College London. As well as writing about earth science topics, he runs a computer… More about Philip Eales
Sue Scott is a marine biologist, underwater photographer, writer, and consultant. Scott is a coauthor of Ocean: The Definitive Visual… More about Sue Scott
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