Deep Atlantic: Life, Death, and Exploration in the Abyss

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Alfred A. Knopf, 1996 - Abyssal zone - 395 pages
Atlantic, Richard Ellis brings us face-to-face with these unexpected efflorescences of evolution - fish, mammals, and members of other phyla that have been able to assume incredible shapes and great size thanks to the gravity-canceling buoyancy of water. The animals discussed and pictured herein are adapted for life in the predominant environment on our planet, since 70 percent of its surface is underwater and 90 percent of that water is more than a mile deep. Yet it is.

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User Review  - Mrs_McGreevy - LibraryThing

Ellis's fascinating history of the Atlantic sea floor is enhanced immeasurably by his fantastic and creepy white-on-black illustrations of the phantasmagorical denizens of the deep. Read full review

Deep Atlantic: life, death, and exploration in the abyss

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Ellis (Monsters of the Sea, LJ 11/1/94) has written another fascinating account of the exploration of the last frontier on Earth: the bottom of the sea. Using fiction, such as Jules Verne's Twenty ... Read full review


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Richard Ellis is one of America's most celebrated marine artists & writers. The author of ten books, including "The Search for the Giant Squid" & "Men & Whales". Ellis makes his home in New York City.

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