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The Times atlas and encyclopaedia of the sea
Couper, A. D.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper & Row, 1990.

Physical Description:
272 pages ; 37 cm
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G2800 .T5 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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An update and revision of The Times atlas of the oceans (1983, Times Books Ltd.). This atlas is complete with detailed information on geographical, oceanographic, and civil subjects as well as the latest in scientific and statistical information. 600 color maps and illustrations. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

The first edition of this work won the 1984 Dartmouth Medal. Its maps, charts, graphs, and illustrations are beautifully presented. Both the world of nature and works of human origin--for instance, canals, oil wells, fisheries--are treated.

Library Journal Review

``It is a rare book, particularly reference book, that leaves you breathless,'' said LJ 's reviewer of the earlier edition of this book, The Times Atlas of the Oceans . ``The authors of this comprehensive survey of the marine world are to be congratulated on capturing, yet making manageable, the vastness and complexity of ocean study'' ( LJ 11/1/83). This retitled edition is revised and updated and includes more details on every aspect of the ocean environment, particularly the new rules on maritime zones that came out of the Third United National Conference on the Law of the Sea in December 1982. A glossary and source list also is included.-- Judy Quinn, ``Library Journal'' (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Choice Review

Despite a title change, and the updating of some statistics, there is virtually no difference between this edition and the Times Atlas of the Oceans (CH, Feb '84). Although the new title more accurately reflects the content of this work, nearly all the maps, charts, pictures, and text remain intact. As the original review indicated, this is an excellent reference tool, and it is a pity that the publisher is packaging it as a revised work. Libraries that have the first edition will not need to purchase this one since the updated statistics included can be easily gleaned from any number of sources. However, this second edition is highly recommended to any academic or public library that does not have the first. It is to be hoped that forthcoming editions will be issued only when substantial changes occur. -J. C. Stachacz, Dickinson College