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Oceans : a scientific history of oceans and marine life

Author: Michael Allaby; Richard Garratt
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the history of various topics related to oceans and oceanography, covering mapping, the origins of ocean basics, the ocean floor, measurement of depth and flow, the creatures that inhabits the depths of the sea, and the adventures of modern explorers.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Allaby; Richard Garratt
ISBN: 9780816060993 0816060991
OCLC Number: 183261537
Description: xiii, 208 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Mapping the oceans --
The origin of the oceans --
Studying the ocean floor --
Measuring the depth and flow --
Journeys to the bottom of the sea --
Life in the Abyss --
Monsters --
Modern explorers.
Responsibility: Michael Allaby ; illustrations by Richard Garratt.
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Details some of the greatest surveyors and mapmakers, including Captain James Cook and Robert FitzRoy, as well as some of the explorations that made a huge impact on ocean research. This book also  Read more...

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