Guide to the Oceans

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Firefly Books, 2004 - Nature - 240 pages
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A richly illustrated guide to the world's oceans and seas.

Guide to the Oceans is a handy reference that provides comprehensive information about every aspect of the world's oceans and seas. The book features vibrant color photographs, maps, artwork and well organized data.

This book includes seven sections:

  • The beginnings, evolution and current characteristics of the world's oceans
  • Famous oceanic quests from the earliest voyages to contemporary scientific oceanography
  • Recreational activities such as yachting, scuba diving, surfing and fishing
  • A comprehensive study of the ocean's interconnected diversity of flora and fauna from plankton to whales
  • Worldwide distribution and management of oil and gas, fish and mineral resources
  • Shapes of the ocean basins, their patterns of circulation and unique characteristics
  • Catalogue and identification of the main families of ocean organisms in a comprehensive ready reference to ocean flora and fauna.

Guide to the Oceans is an ideal reference for anyone with an interest in the sea.

 

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Contents

THE OCEANS
4
OCEAN EXPLORATION
62
OCEAN LEISURE
76
OCEAN RESOURCES
142
OCEAN ATLAS
166
OCEAN LIFE 100
218
The animal kingdom
225
Index
237
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About the author (2004)

Dr. John Pernetta is Project Director with the United Nations Environment Programme.

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