The Handy Ocean Answer Book

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Visible Ink Press, 2000 - Marine ecology - 570 pages
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Can fish hear? What percentage of the world's water is held in oceans? How many different types of plants and animals live in the oceans? The world is one big ocean, occasionally interrupted by land. More than 70% of the Earth is covered by oceans harboring countless forms of fascinating life and endless secrets. The Handy Ocean Answer Book reveals more than 1,000 of these enigmas in an easy-to-understand question-and-answer format. 180 photographs help you heed the call of the surf. With Handy Ocean, you'll find out what clues the ocean has revealed about the origins and evolution of life on our planet and major climate changes. The Handy Ocean Answer Book opens up a treasure chest of information on topics such as waterspouts, whirlpools, ocean shelves, tides and quakes, and the effects of pollution and global warming. Whether you're a salty sailor or a landlubber, The Handy Ocean Answer Book is the perfect seaside companion.

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