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Creatures of the deep : in search of the sea's "monsters" and the world they live in

Author: Erich Hoyt
Publisher: Toronto : Firefly Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Award-winning nature and science writer Erich Hoyt tells the riveting story of the discovery of the deep ocean. Weaving together details from the latest scientific research about sharks, giant squid, dragonfish and the huge tube worms, clams and tiny microbes of the deep-sea vents, Hoyt embarks on a magical journey to the bottom of the sea, which is inhabited not by vicious monsters but by diverse species of pale
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hoyt, Erich.
Creatures of the deep.
Toronto : Firefly Books, 2001
(OCoLC)646944114
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erich Hoyt
ISBN: 1552093409 9781552093405
OCLC Number: 46628550
Description: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Down through the layers --
Surface waters --
Middle waters --
Deep waters --
Deeper waters --
Deepest waters --
A fish-eat-fish world --
Planktonic dramas --
The cosmopolitan copepod --
Jellyfish: biding time --
Big sharks 1: the plankton strainers --
Dancing with squid --
Big sharks 2: the flesh eaters --
Down deep with dragonfish --
The web --
Trekking down the ridge --
The longest mountain chain in the world --
Creatures in the sulfur garden --
Farther along the ridge and back in time --
Black smokers and new life-forms.
Responsibility: Erich Hoyt.
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