Citizens of the Sea

Wonderous Creatures from the Census of Marine Life

Author: Nancy Knowlton

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426206436

Category: Nature

Page: 209

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"The incredible variety of marine life--in numbers, body form, behavior, and more--is at the heart of Citizens of the Sea, an irresistible plunge into the surprising world beneath the waves."-from inside cover.

Citizens of the Sea

Wonderous Creatures from the Census of Marine Life

Author: Nancy Knowlton

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426206437

Category: Nature

Page: 209

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"The incredible variety of marine life--in numbers, body form, behavior, and more--is at the heart of Citizens of the Sea, an irresistible plunge into the surprising world beneath the waves."-from inside cover.

Creatures from the Darkest Depths of the Sea - Ocean Animals Book | Children's Marine Life Books

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1541923685

Category: Science

Page: 64

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Only a minute percent of the oceans have been explored, so it comes as no surprise that strange creatures are found every once in a while. This book is a compilation of the captured creatures from the darkest depths of the ocean. Some may even look terrifying, but that’s part of the reason why they have survived down there. Grab a copy now!

Weird Sea Creatures

Author: Erich Hoyt

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 1770856498

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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An illustrated look at the weird and wonderful creatures that live in the very deepest parts of the sea. Humans have always wondered, with a mixture of fear and fascination, what lurks beneath the surface in the depths of the ocean. In this book, Erich Hoyt introduces 50 of the oddest creatures you will ever meet in the sea. From the carnivorous comb jelly to the lantern-carrying deep-sea dragonfish, from a vampire squid with giant eyes to dancing jellyfish, Hoyt explores these peculiar conditions and their equally peculiar environment. These creatures have adapted to lack of light and, using sound pulses (echolocation) or light-producing organs and pigment cells (emitting light via bioluminescence), they are able to communicate without giving their location away to predators. These stunning, captivating photographs weren't taken from the portholes of submarines. Photographers David Shale, Solvin Zanki and Jeff Rotman worked with oceanography institutes, museums and the BBC Natural History Unit, taking long cruises across the ocean to record and try to understand these little-studied residents of the deep sea. To capture the creatures for observation, a net was lowered far beneath the surface. As soon as the trawl was hauled aboard, the photographers would race to transfer the most unusual animals to fresh seawater aquariums in a chilled laboratory on board. These pages let readers gaze into strange, wild eyes and study faces with toothless or crooked smiles that witness the fruits of deep-sea evolution. Informative captions explain what the patterns of lights on their bodies are "saying" to others in their absolutely dark world. The wonder and extraordinary weirdness of what lives in the deep seas, so far away from us and yet so close, will become more familiar with this book.

World Ocean Census

A Global Survey of Marine Life

Author: Darlene Trew Crist,Gail Scowcroft,James M. Harding

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554074341

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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An insider's description of the comprehensive Census of Marine Life describes what the study reveals about a seriously threatened ecosystem, in a book that includes color photos, a glossary, further reading, and an index.

Smithsonian Ocean

Our Water, Our World

Author: Deborah Cramer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061343838

Category: Science

Page: 296

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Nobel Prize winner Al Gore wrote of Deborah Cramer's previous book Great Waters, "I urge everyone to read this book, to act on its message, and to pass on its teachings." Now Cramer offers a groundbreaking book for an even more urgent time. Our lives depend on the sea. As gifted science writer Deborah Cramer makes clear in this extraordinary volume, the ocean has been earth's lifeline for more than three and a half billion years. Life began in the scalding inferno of deep-sea hot springs. The first cell, the first plant, and the first animal were all born in the sea. Climate changes wrought by the sea created evolutionary pathways for mammals and gave rise to our human ancestors some 200,000 years ago. The one, interconnected sea still sustains us. Invisible plants in the ocean's sunlit surface give us air to breathe. Rushing currents supply water to the atmosphere's protective greenhouse and rain to dry land. But as Cramer reveals in this sweeping look at earth's biography, the vital partnership between earth and the life it nourishes has recently been disrupted. Today, a single terrestrial species, man, has begun to alter the health of the sea itself. The mark of humans on the seas is now everywhere—from the fertile waters of continental shelves to the icy reaches of the poles, from the dazzling diversity of coral reefs to the porous edge of estuaries. Even the open ocean bears clear traces of our harmful ways. Scientists believe human impact may have already sparked a catastrophic event that could change the sea and the earth irrevocably: the sixth mass planetary extinction on a scale unseen since the demise of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. But unlike the forces that caused previous extinctions, humankind can make a choice. We can choose the mark we wish to make and the legacy we leave behind. Written in the passionate tradition of Rachel Carson, Smithsonian Ocean is at once a book for our time and for the ages. Carson wrote: "One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself: What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?" Cramer's powerful and inspiring message is equally a wake-up call: "We hold earth's life-giving waters—and our future—in our hands." Our lives depend on the sea.

Creatures of the Deep

In Search of the Sea's Monsters and the World They Live In

Author: Erich Hoyt

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 1770855580

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Praise for the first edition: "More than a picture book ... Hoyt's elegant writing provides both the historical background for deep-sea exploration and an ecological perspective on life in the ocean's depths." -- American Scientist "A magnificent bestiary ... and a reminder of how little we actually know about the seas surrounding us." -- Popular Science Winner, Outstanding Nonfiction Book of the Year -- American Society of Journalists and Authors, Inc., New York 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 roaming across the abyssal plains and descending into deep-sea trenches more than 20,000 feet down. Hoyt unravels the complex predator-prey relationships, from "killer" copepods to battles between giant squid and sperm whales, presenting compelling portraits of animals that are superbly adapted denizens of a dark high-pressure world. There are life forms, independent of sunlight and photosynthesis, which flourish around the hot, sulfurous deep-sea vents in the magnificent rift valley of the mid-ocean ridge, the world's longest mountain range. Surviving in conditions that appear to be close to the very soup of primordial Earth, these microbes have become the basis for the latest research into Earth's origins. Fully illustrated with fantastic underwater imagery.

Reef Life

A Guide to Tropical Marine Life

Author: Brandon Cole,Scott W. Michael

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781770851900

Category: Nature

Page: 616

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Discusses what coral reefs are, what makes them unique, where they are found, what plants and animals make up their food webs, and what impact humans have on these fragile ecosystems.

There's Something in the Water! - Marine Biology for Kids | Children's Biology Books

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1541918568

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 64

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Did you know that only a small percentage of our oceans have been explored? This means that there could be interesting life forms in the ocean floor. While this book will not be diving deep into the waters, it will provide information on the marine life already known to man. This book will create a solid foundation for further explorations. Grab a copy of this book today!

Planet Ocean

Voyage to the Heart of the Marine Realm

Author: Laurent Ballesta,Pierre Descamp

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426201868

Category: Nature

Page: 366

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Magnificent underwater photography and an engaging series of more that two dozen essays explore the extraordinary diversity and wonders of the planet's marine life in habitats ranging from tropical coral reefs to the polar seas, examining the various ocean environments, the plants and animals that live there, and the dangers that threaten Earth's marine life. 35,000 first printing.

True Love

24 Surprising Stories of Animal Affection

Author: Rachel Buchholz

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426210361

Category: Nature

Page: 90

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Collects stories demonstrating animal friendship and love, including tales of devoted siblings, mothers, and mates.

The 100 Best Volunteer Vacations to Enrich Your Life

Author: Pam Grout

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426205295

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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Travel industry experts report that more and more people are combining vacations with volunteer work—the growing phenomenon called "voluntourism." Professionals predict this will be a key growth area for years to come; the voluntourists themselves find it a rewarding activity, good for body and soul. And nobody provides such a fun, inviting overview of the possibilities as savvy travel writer Pam Grout in the latest title in our 100 Best Vacations series. With its elegant two-color design, playful cover, and winningly positive goal, it’s a travel guide with heart, inexpensive yet inspiring—an ideal gift book for people who care to share. From building houses in Appalachia to saving sea turtles in Costa Rica to teaching English in Thailand, this book is a rich resource of ways to use your skills to help out the world and reap some lasting benefits yourself. Like its two predecessors, it includes an engagingly descriptive menu of choices for tastes and talents of all kinds, along with detailed specifics to turn good intentions into satisfying reality. Throughout, sidebars describe nearby places to visit, little-known facts, and more, providing depth and variety, while a comprehensive resource listing gives additional information about the different organizations offering volunteer vacations.

21 Strange Animals That Live in the Desert

Extraordinary Animal Photos and Facinating Fun Facts for Kids - (Weird and Wonderful Animals Book 4)

Author: Selena Dale

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508550686

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 38

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Discover Some of the Strangest Animals that Live in the Desert. This book shows the beauty that usually goes unseen in the desert. Your child will see various creatures, some of which you've never seen before. You and your child will learn a lot about these animals that live in various deserts and how their feeding habits and appearances change to help them survive. This Book Has Amazing Facts and Photos of 21 Incredibly Strange Desert Animals. The desert is full of unimaginable beauty despite looking like a blank canvas under a scorching hot sun. In this book your child will know more about strange creatures that live in the desert and even a few fun facts about them. This book is fully illustrated and has simple blocks of text that will make learning fun for your child. The following animals featured are: Horned Viper Dung Beetle Fennec Fox Deathstalker Scorpion Monitor Lizard The Jerboa Honeypot Ants Australian Thorny Devil Desert Kit Fox Red-Tailed Hawk Shrew Sloth Bear Hyrax Meerkat Greater Roadrunner Chuckwalla Kangaroo Rat Caracal Peregrine Falcon Locust Walking Stick Any child and anyone with an inner child will love reading about these creatures! The animals are so beautifully strange that you wonder how they ended up in the desert and how they manage to survive. This book will show you and your child how wondrously complex nature is and how wonderfully made animals are. With the colorful and vivid illustrations accompanied by information and fun facts, you and your child will be given a glimpse into each strange animal's life. Your kids can have fun while learning! Without experiencing the dangerous desert heat and predators you and your child can explore the mysterious desert through each of the unique and strange animals' eyes. You and your child will experience the art of nature unfolding through the animals that paint the seemingly blank canvas of the desert. This book will take you on a journey of a lifetime without ever leaving your house, so relish the trip! This book is part of a series called, "Weird & Wonderful Animals" all of which are great for bedtime reading. Collect the series!

Within the Stone

Photography

Author: Bill Atkinson

Publisher: Browntrout Pub

ISBN: 0763181897

Category: Photography

Page: 179

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Mac guru Bill Atkinson shoots pictures of cut and polished rock slabs, transmuting them into masterpieces of "found" art with his high-resolution scanning camera and innovative color management techniques. For "Within the Stone," Atkinson picks 72 rock images for their evocative painterly qualities. Seven eminent poets and science writers, including Diane Ackerman and John Horgan, take turns responding to each image as a dream, landscape, seduction, or excogitative stimulus. In an appendix, three mineralogists describe each specimen's provenience, geological setting, and mineral composition. "A beautiful work of art." "Gems & Gemology." "Abstract masterpieces." "Popular Photography." "Revelations of the inner beauty of rocks." "PC Photo" "High tech meets timeless beauty." "Lapidary Journal." "Apple's soft ware star turns his code into art." "Macworld" Winner of 2004 Gold Ink Award, American Photo Best Photo Book of 2004

Secrets of the Seas

A Journey into the Heart of the Oceans

Author: Callum Roberts

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472927621

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Our seas are host to an extraordinary variety of plant and animal life, but much of it remains mysterious and great imagery is surprisingly hard to find. Alex Mustard is one of the world's leading underwater photographers and his images are so crisp and immediate that the animals seem to swim out of the water towards you. This beautiful book gathers together a selection of his award-winning images and a number of new ones to create a vivid picture of the seas and oceans and the animals that inhabit them, each chapter accompanied by a 1500 word essay and extended captions written by leading natural history writer, Professor Callum Roberts. The text addresses the issue of change in the oceans along with tales of oceanography, marine life and human history in the seas and aims to help the reader to get to know the oceans, understand how marine animals live their lives and how they have, are and may well adapt to change.

Oceanography

The Study of Oceans

Author: Susan Heinrichs Gray

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780531246795

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Presents the history of exploration above and below the sea, the equipment used, and future possibilities for habitats under the sea.

Ocean life from A to Z

Author: Cynthia Stierle,Annie Crawley,Reader's Digest Children's Books

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780794413187

Category: Alphabet books

Page: 32

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"...Discover the fascinating underwater world--without ever getting wet! The entry for each letter focuses on the ocean life that begins with that letter. On each page, kids will find fun facts..."--P. [4] of cover.