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Illustrated encyclopedia of the ocean.

Publisher: London : Dorling Kindersley, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explore the last wilderness left on Earth, the Ocean, with this compact guide with a striking new series look. From mangrove swamp to ocean floor, mollusc to manatee, Atlantic Conveyer to Hurricane Katrina, unravel the mysteries of the sea. Marvel at the oceans' power and importance to our planet - as the birthplace of life on Earth, a crucial element of our climate, and as a vital but increasingly fragile resource  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9781405333085 1405333081
OCLC Number: 699925533
Notes: Introduced by Fabien Cousteau.
Previously published as: Ocean. 2006.
Includes index.
Description: 512 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction. Ocean water --
Ocean geology --
Circulation and climate --
Tides and waves --
Ocean environments. Coasts and the seashore --
Shallow seas --
The open ocean and ocean floor --
The plaor oceans --
Ocean life. Kingdoms of ocean life --
Atlas of the oceans.
Other Titles: Ocean

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From mangrove swamp to ocean floor, mollusc to manatee, Atlantic Conveyer to Hurricane Katrina, this guide unravels the mysteries of the sea. It lets you marvel at the oceans' power and importance to  Read more...

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