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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: Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second edition, updated and expanded
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In this updated and expanded edition of Creatures of the Deep, award winning nature and science writer Erich Hoyt gives readers a glimpse of the amazing variety of creatures found in the deepest parts of the ocean. Weaving together details from the latest scientific research about sharks, giant squid, dragonfish, huge tube worms, clams and tiny microbes of the deep sea vents, Hoyt embarks on a magical journey  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erich Hoyt
ISBN: 9781770852815 1770852816
OCLC Number: 871769139
Description: 288 pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Author's note --
Prologue --
Part 1. Down through the layers --
The layers of the sea --
Surface waters: the Epipelagic (Euphotic) Zone --
Middle waters: the Mesopelagic (Disphotic) Zone --
Deep waters: the Bathypelagic (Aphotic) Zone --
Deeper waters: the Abyssopelagic Zone --
Deepest waters: the Hadal Zone --
Part 2. 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 --
Killer whale vs shark --
Down deep with dragonfish --
The web --
Part 3. Trekking down the ridge --
The longest mountain chain in the world --
The world ocean floor --
Creatures in the sulfur garden --
Farther along the ridge and back in time --
Black smokers and new life-forms --
Life among the archaeans --
Part 4. Counting the citizens of the sea --
The census of marine life --
Finding a place for ocean citizens to live --
Deciding on the kind of ocean we want or life among the jellyfish --
Epilogue --
Sources and resources --
Index --
Photo credits.
Other Titles: In search of the sea's monsters and the world they live in
Responsibility: Erich Hoyt.
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Second revised and expanded edition of the illustrated guide to the amazing variety of creatures found in the deepest parts of the world's oceans.  Read more...

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[Reviews of previous edition: ] 'Outstanding photographs and a well-written, enthusiastic text ... a worthwhile addition to school science collections' -- Rayna Patton, VOYA [Voice of Youth Read more...

 
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