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The extreme life of the sea

Author: Stephen R Palumbi; Anthony R Palumbi
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The ocean teems with life that thrives under difficult situations in unusual environments. This book takes readers to the absolute limits of the aquatic world - the fastest and deepest, the hottest and oldest creatures of the oceans.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Palumbi; Anthony R Palumbi
ISBN: 0691169810 9780691169811
OCLC Number: 920855504
Awards: Short-listed for American Association for the Advancement of Science's Books for General Audiences and Young Adults 2014
Description: viii, 225 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue : the epic ocean --
The earliest --
The most archaic --
The smallest --
The deepest --
The shallowest --
The oldest --
The fastest sprints and longest journeys --
The hottest --
The coldest --
The strangest family lives --
Future extremes --
Epilogue : a grand bargain.
Responsibility: Stephen R. Palumbi and Anthony R. Palumbi.

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The ocean teems with life that thrives under difficult situations in unusual environments. This book takes readers to the absolute limits of the aquatic world - the fastest and deepest, the hottest and oldest creatures of the oceans.

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