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Title:
DK guide to the oceans
Author:
Dipper, Frances, 1951-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Pub., [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 32 cm.
Summary:
A guide to the ocean and the life found in it, discussing shores, water movement, the ocean basin, climate, wildlife, and our study of the ocean.
General Note:
Includes index.

Subtitle on cover: A thrilling journey into a watery world.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780789488640
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Dramatic digital-terrain mapping and superb photography bring life and color to the exploration of the oceans in this latest book in the award-winning DK Guides series. What goes on in the depths of our watery planet is big news these days. Remarkable and unique views of our oceans show children a fantastic array of marine life, explain how the seas control weather, tell of threats to the environment, dissect shipwrecks, and much more. Junior marine biologists and lay readers alike will have a field day with this comprehensive and stunning look at the wonderful world of water.


Author Notes

Trained as a marine biologist and after serving as a fisheries biologist for the United Nations Development Program in Egypt, Trevor Day has been a lecturer for more than 15 years and has written more than 25 books and numerous articles on marine topics.


Table of Contents

One oceanp. 4
The big bluep. 6
Ocean motionp. 8
Creating coastsp. 10
Sandy shoresp. 12
Rocky shoresp. 14
On the edgep. 16
Coral reefsp. 18
Reef lifep. 20
Forests and meadowsp. 22
Sunlit watersp. 24
Mid-water mysteriesp. 26
Deep plainsp. 28
Hidden landscapesp. 30
Emerging islandsp. 32
Island refugep. 34
Frozen seasp. 36
Marine migrationsp. 38
Perfect balancep. 40
Partners and parasitesp. 42
Survivalp. 44
The killersp. 46
Going downp. 48
Marine archaeologyp. 50
Harvest from the seap. 52
Impact on the oceansp. 54
Remote sensingp. 56
Fluid worldp. 58
Tides of changep. 60
Ocean datap. 62
Indexp. 64