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World atlas of the oceans : more than 200 maps and charts of the ocean floor.

Publisher: Toronto : Firefly Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes ocean cartography, geology, topography, volcanic and seismic activity; commercial use, currents, meteorology, animal and plant life, shipping, the Panama Canal, treasure hunting and shipwrecks, fishing (commercial and subsistence), oil exploration and extraction, polar oceans activity, coral reefs, recreational use and pollution.
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Genre/Form: Charts, diagrams, etc
Maps
Atlas
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 1552095851 :c 9781552095850 :c 1552633292 9781552633298
OCLC Number: 55525083
Notes: Includes index.
Translation of: Weltatlas der ozeane.
Description: 264 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 36 cm
Contents: How the oceans were formed --
The oceans : the sea floor in relief --
Historical maps of the world --
[The ocean as a habitat and a commercial area]. Home to remarkable creatures ; Predatory fish in the deep seas ; Sea lions, fish, and crustaceans ; Migratory movements of the whales ; Ocean currents ; The layers of the oceans ; The driving force of the sun ; When air and sea clash ; What causes the tides ; Life between land and sea ; The long travels of an iceberg ; Earth plates and volcanic chains ; Sea freight ; Straits : the eye of the needle ; The lifelines of sea trade ; The North Sea : Europe's turntable ; A little sea with a great future [Baltic Sea] ; Transit traffic on the Mediterranean ; The Atlantic : bridge to the new world ; New terminal centers in the Pacific ; Sunken ships and treasure ; For whom the bell tolls [sea disasters of the 20th century] ; Food from the sea ; International fishing ; Giant pumps on the high seas ; Crude oil : the gold of the seas ; Atlantic and Alaskan oil deposits ; Mineral resources under the sea ; The Arctic Ocean and its perpetual ice ; Antarctica : the white continent ; A garden of Eden in the sea [coral reefs] ; Sun, sea, and white beaches ; Endangered marine life ; How the oceans are polluted ; Surveying the seas --
Bathymetric charts : the individual oceans and basins. [The Atlantic Ocean] --
[The Pacific Ocean] --
[The Indian Ocean] --
The Arctic and the Antarctic : land masses and sea basins at the Poles --
The Mediterranean : individual basins and their water depths --
The North Sea and the Baltic : the shallow border seas of the Atlantic.

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Includes ocean cartography, geology, topography, volcanic and seismic activity; commercial use, currents, meteorology, animal and plant life, shipping, the Panama Canal, treasure hunting and shipwrecks, fishing (commercial and subsistence), oil exploration and extraction, polar oceans activity, coral reefs, recreational use and pollution.

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