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.

Sea Monsters

Prehistoric Creatures of the Deep

Author: Michael J. Everhart

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426200854

Category: Nature

Page: 191

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Sharks and dinosaurs--we find them both alien and awe-inspiring. This book is a plunge into the Cretaceous oceans of 80 million years ago, a merciless realm ruled by the most ferocious animals ever to stalk the seas of planet Earth. More terrifying than a

Creatures of the Deep

The Pop-Up Book

Author: Ernst Haeckel,Maike Biederstaedt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791372310

Category:

Page: 16

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The magnificent prints of Ernst Haeckel, who captured the amazing forms of the natural world, spring to life in this exciting pop-up book that reveals the vibrant intricacy of his work. The book Art Forms in Nature is a collection of prints, made by the scientist Ernst Haeckel, of an enormous variety of flora and fauna from the sea-including microscopic Radiolaria, starfish, and jelly fish. Since Prestel published it in 1998, the book has been a favorite with artists, designers, illustrators, and anyone who enjoys the wondrous forms of the natural world. Now paper engineer Maike Biederstaedt has transformed Haeckel's transcendent work into a three-dimensional book that allows readers to appreciate Haeckel's vivid colors, exceptional precision, and fascination with patterns and geometry. This stunning book features seven pop-ups that allow readers to see nature's brilliance the way that Haeckel did--as marvelous, mathematically based creations that support his theory of the unity of all living things. Certain to appeal to his huge variety of fans, this pop-up version of a timeless classic will be treasured for years to come.

Creatures of the Deep

Author: Camilla De la Bédoyère

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781715352

Category: Deep-sea animals

Page: 80

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A spectacular collection of animals from the darkest depths of the oceans. Look into the deep to find some of nature’s strangest creatures. How does the Firefly squid save its life with a multicoloured glow? How does the Anglerfish draw in its prey? Intricately drawn artworks highlight the extraordinary features of each animal's anatomy. Similarly, stunning photos reveal the animals' abilities, from bioluminescence to jet propulsion. Features deep-sea fish, squid, jellyfish, and microscopic life. These two exciting books will guide the reader into a different world and will reveal creatures they never thought existed. Featuring spectacular photography and great detail into each animal, these books are sure to engage and educate any young reader. The Creatures of the series includes: Creatures of the Deep: 978-1-78171-535-2 Creatures of the Night: 978-1-78171-536-9

Creatures of the Deep

Author: Matthew Rake

Publisher: Hungry Tomato ™

ISBN: 1467772275

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Dive down to the watery depths and encounter the ten strangest creatures living in the oceans. You'll discover: ? a fish with an angling light ? a snail that harpoons its prey ? a squid with eyes bigger than a human head Come face to face with these extreme animals and learn their secrets!

Scary Creatures of the Deep

Author: Jim Pipe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781906370909

Category: Deep-sea animals

Page: 32

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Helps you find out about the scary creatures living beneath our feet, from worms that help the soil to predators - big and small - that hunt below ground. This book enables readers to see how the internal structure of an animal corresponds to its external appearance

Super Shark Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465443185

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Super Shark Encyclopedia uncovers the secrets of the oceans by exploring a remarkable array of sharks and sea creatures, from surfing penguins to deep-sea monsters. Packed with jaw-dropping facts about animal behavior and anatomy, new 3D artworks utilize cross-sections and strip layers away to show key anatomical features in detail. With its combination of spectacular photography and clear yet authoritative text, Super Shark Encyclopedia is the ultimate visual guide to the oceans' most incredible stories. It showcases record-breaking animals, such as the deadliest predators and the most venomous creatures, and explains how and why their bodies work the way they do.

Creatures of the Deep

Author: John Woodward

Publisher: Barrons Juveniles

ISBN: 9780764162329

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Introduces such deep-sea creatures as the anglerfish, basking shark, arrow worm, and hatchetfish.

Creatures of the Deep

Author: Peter Batson,Brian Batson

Publisher: Tangerine Press

ISBN: 9780545085045

Category: Deep-sea animals

Page: 48

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Enter the deep, and discover strange creatures and awesome facts about the deepest places on Earth. In this incredible 48-page book, you'll take a look inside a world that science is only just beginning to understand!

Creatures from the Deep

Author: Stephen Krensky

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 082256761X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Describes folklore related to monsters or creatures from the sea and discusses how they are portrayed in motion pictures, on television, and in literature.

Creatures of the Deep Blue

Author: Jonathan Bird

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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While the colourful and varied forms of invertebrates and reef fish may enchant us, it is the large animals that really grab and hold our interest. The author is a underwater photographer who specialises in picturing big marine animals, particularly ones that are hard to photograph

The Secret History of Mermaids and Creatures of the Deep

Author: Ari Berk,Wayne Anderson,Gary Chalk

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076364515X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Describes the history of mermaids and other sea creatures in folklore and mythology, discussing their anatomy, magic, language, and encounters with humans.

Beasts of the Deep

Sea Creatures and Popular Culture

Author: Edited by Jon Hackett and Seán Harrington

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0861969391

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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Beasts of the Deep: Sea Creatures and Popular Culture offers its readers an in-depth and interdisciplinary engagement with the sea and its monstrous inhabitants; through critical readings of folklore, weird fiction, film, music, radio and digital games. Within the text there are a multitude of convergent critical perspectives used to engage and explore fictional and real monsters of the sea in media and folklore. The collection features chapters from a variety of academic perspectives; post- modernism, psychoanalysis, industrial-organisational analysis, fandom studies, sociology and philosophy are featured. Under examination are a wide range of narratives and media forms that represent, reimagine and create the Kraken, mermaids, giant sharks, sea draugrs and even the weird creatures of H.P. Lovecraft. Beasts of the Deep offers an expansive study of our sea-born fears and anxieties, that are crystallised in a variety of monstrous forms. Repeatedly the chapters in the collection encounter the contemporary relevance of our fears of the sea and its inhabitants – through the dehumanising media depictions of refugees in the Mediterranean to the encroaching ecological disasters of global warming, pollution and the threat of mass marine extinction.

Dive!

A Book of Deep Sea Creatures

Author: Melvin Berger

Publisher: Cartwheel Books

ISBN: 9780439087476

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Uses a submarine trip to the bottom of the sea to introduce various deep-sea creatures, including the angler fish, octopus, and sperm whale.

Top Trumps - Creatures of the Deep

Author: British Broadcasting Corporation Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409392484

Category: Marine animals

Page: 32

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Play and discover with the new Top Trumps activity books!This fact-filled Top Trumps activity book is packed with fascinating info and scary stats on loads of incredible creatures of the deep. With awesome activities plus 20 free Top Trumps cards to create your own fearsome face-offs!Read more cool Top Trumps titles! Top Trumps: Dinosaurs is also available from Puffin.

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.

Creatures of the Deep

Author: Katharine Kenah

Publisher: Brighter Child

ISBN: 0769631770

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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An introduction to several ocean-dwelling creatures, including the manatee, eel, and octopus.

Creatures of the Deep

Author: John Woodward

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780565092467

Category: Deep-sea animals

Page: 30

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Creatures of the Deep takes readers on an incredible 3D journey through the depths of the ocean. With the use of pop-ups, fold-out landscapes and stunning illustrations, this interactive book reveals the strange but wondrous residents of this dark and inhospitable world. Each of the ocean’s three zones – sunlit zone, twilight zone, and dark zone – is explored in turn, but the book’s focus is on the deep ocean which begins some 200 m (600 ft) below the surface. Colourful, fact-filled pages reveal the ocean’s dramatic deep-sea landscapes, the thousands of fascinating species that live there, the people who study them, and their latest spectacular discoveries. With details of ocean exploration, from early pioneers to modern-day research, and information on threats to this fragile habitat, Creatures of the Deep is a fun and fascinating introduction to life at the bottom of the ocean.