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The continental shelf

Author: Pam Walker; Elaine Wood
Publisher: New York : Facts on file, ©2005.
Series: Life in the sea
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes features and physical aspects of the relatively shallow waters surrounding large landmasses, including tidal energy, sea grasses, and kelp, and focuses on inhabitants such as crustaceans, echinoderms, and groundfish.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pam Walker; Elaine Wood
ISBN: 0816057044 9780816057047
OCLC Number: 56834675
Description: xvi, 142 pages [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Physical aspects: origins, science, and processes of continental shelf environments --
2. Microbes and plants: the beginning and end of continental shelf food chains --
3. Sponges, cnidarians, and worms: simple and successful animals on the continental shelf --
4. Mollusks, crustaceans, echinoderms, and tunicates: the most common animals on the continental shelf --
5. Fish: the most successful continental shelf vertebrates --
6. Reptiles, birds, and mammals: complex vertebrates on the continental shelf --
7. Safeguarding the continental shelf.
Series Title: Life in the sea
Responsibility: Pam Walker and Elaine Wood.
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A companion to ""Facts On File's Life On Earth"" set, this is a comprehensive resource providing young readers information about the sea and its creatures. It presents living things in their physical  Read more...

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