Planet Ocean

Photo Stories from the 'Defending Our Oceans' Voyage

Author: Sara Holden

Publisher: New Internationalist

ISBN: 1904456790

Category: Nature

Page: 171

View: 2649


Presents a collection of photographs of marine life and the oceans from the Defending Our Oceans expedition.

Planet Ocean

A Conversation with Paul Watson

Author: Paul Watson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479851701

Category: Science

Page: 16

View: 5348


Veteran environmental activist and Whale Wars host Paul Watson offers in this interview a provocative and revolutionary view of the state of an environment in crisis. The planet may survive our environmental destruction, he argues, but humans may not. Focused on protecting oceans, preventing the loss of biodiversity, and promoting individual action, Watson’s singular call to arms challenges the typical talking points of the modern environmental movement.

Animal Planet Ocean Animals (Animal Bites Series)

Author: Animal Planet

Publisher: Time Inc. Books

ISBN: 1618934864

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 7458


With more than 200 gorgeous animal photos of sharks, whales, clown fish, jelly fish, dolphins, and others, Animal Planet Ocean Animals is a fun, habitat-by-habitat guide that provides kids in the first years of schooling with the perfect bite-sized view of their favorite ocean-dwelling animals. Arranged thematically with focus on animal behavior and family relationships, young readers will explore sections about animal bodies, baby animals, food, play time, conservation and more. Special book features designed for this age group include Quick Bites sidebars with cool animal facts, simple infographics, and illustrated maps of Earth's watery environments.

For more Animal Bites books, check out Animal Planet Polar Animals!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Animal Planet's R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond.) project which partners with leading animal organization to make the world a better place for domestic and wild animals.

Planet Ocean

Author: Brian Bett

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9781855780941

Category: Marine biology

Page: 31

View: 9831


Explores life in the ocean and discusses the ways scientists study those life forms.

Planet Ocean

A Story of Life, the Sea, and Dancing to the Fossil Record

Author: Bradford Matsen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 133

View: 4038


This is the paperback edition of the great pop-paleontology book with the fabulous art that inspired a show that toured the nation's natural history museums. In its own way it has inspired many people to take a new look at the fossil record and imagine creatures and things as they might have been—a blend of word and image unlike any other. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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

View: 6436


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.


exploring the planet ocean

Author: J. J. Bhatt

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold


Category: Science

Page: 322

View: 6918


A basic oceanography textbook offers information on the marine environment with an emphasis on the principles, processes, and properties of the oceans.

Planet Ocean

Author: R. S. Craig

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781987695205


Page: 230

View: 8306


Imagine two boys building a rocket ship and flying it into space. If that sounds fantastic, you should see what lies in store Eric Clay after his father and the rest of the crew of the great research submarine Cyclops go missing. Their adventure represents Earth's first contact with an alien civilization and the beginning of a major turn in world history.

Man and Sea

Planet Ocean

Author: Yann Arthus-Bertrand,Brian Skerry

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419708237

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 9189


Spanning from the arctic to the tropics, from large-scale views of Australia’s barrier reef to close-up images of sea turtles, Man and Sea is a compelling, entirely unique journey through a fascinating world. Spectacular aerial images by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and striking underwater photographs by Brian Skerry offer a top-to-bottom tour of the world’s oceans, while the enlightening text covers the sea’s critical mechanisms, from currents to food chains. Inspiring interviews of some of the world’s most respected researchers and activists also offer cutting-edge insight into the many challenges, such as overfishing and pollution, facing the oceans today. Exploring the critical and ever-evolving relationship between mankind and the ocean, Man and Sea is an unforgettable portrait of the global issue of sustainable development. Praise for Man and Sea: “Mr. Skerry’s Technicolor image of hard corals on the Kingman Reef far out in the Pacific and Mr. Bertrand’s shot of the pale sand of Whitsunday Island near the Great Barrier Reef are cool and timeless portraits of treasures we might easily think limitless.” —The Editors, Wall Street Journal

Planet Earth


Author: Vineeta Singh

Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

ISBN: 8179933342

Category: Nature

Page: 28

View: 6730


Oceans cover two-thirds of our planet, holding 97 per cent of the earth's water. But oceans are much more than vast expanses of water. Beneath the deep waters lie mountains and volcanoes. Oceans are teeming with life—both plants and animals. Explore the oceans of the world and learn how they remain full of water, how they influence the climate, the web of life they support, and the dangers posed by pollution and climate change.

Oceans - With Audio Level 2 Factfiles Oxford Bookworms Library

Author: Barnaby Newbolt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019463244X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 64

View: 850


A level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Written for Learners of English by Barnaby Newbolt. Thousands of years ago, people looked out across an ocean and asked themselves, 'What is on the other side?' And the bravest of them began to travel and find the answers - beautiful islands, frozen lands, different peoples . . . And there are still interesting questions about the oceans. How do they change our weather? Why does the water go up and down twice a day? Why do most animals and plants live near the land? And what can possibly live at the bottom of the ocean, thousands of metres down, where there is no light? Surely nothing can stay alive in a place like that . . .

Planet Earth

Cosmology, Geology, and the Evolution of Life and Environment

Author: Cesare Emiliani

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521409490

Category: Science

Page: 718

View: 1532


The next few decades are likely to witness deep environmental crises, crises we will be able to cope with only through a clear understanding of the complex, delicate system of which we are part. Fortunately, the great advances made in all fields of science since World War II make it possible to reconstruct the entire life history of the world we live in, from the Big Bang to the present, and thus to understand how the system works. This book presents a global picture of our world - how it originated, how it evolved, how it works - and provides the background necessary to assess ways to stabilize it. Although the science is rigorous and quantitative, the book is written in an informal style and is readily accessible to anyone with a knowledge of high-school algebra.

Environment In Question

Author: David E. Cooper,Joy A. Palmer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113494392X

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 6671


First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Bubbles Up

Buoyant Adventures in Planet Ocean

Author: Judith Hemenway,Paul J. Mila


ISBN: 9780692378267


Page: 262

View: 7056


Bubbles Up plunges you into the world's oceans with longtime divers, Judy Hemenway and Paul Mila. Join them in the South Pacific and meet 30-ton whales eye to eye, dive into the Caribbean surrounded by hungry sharks, and turn back time as you explore a World War II Pacific wreck. Float serenely amidst the rainbow-colored sea life of a California pinnacle. Feel the thrill of an eagle ray flyby in Cozumel, Mexico, and experience the rush of a barracuda feeding frenzy. Whether you are a diver, snorkeler, or simply an ocean lover rejuvenated by a beach stroll or a swim in the surf, you will enjoy immersing yourself in these fascinating stories. SPECIAL OFFER: Purchasing the paperback automatically qualifies you to order the Kindle version for FREE in Kindle's MatchBook Program. Enjoy over 70 spectacular Bubbles Up photos in color on your Kindle.

Photosynthesis in the Marine Environment

Author: Sven Beer,Mats Björk,John Beardall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118803388

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 6897


"Marine photosynthesis provides for at least half of the primaryproduction worldwide..." Photosynthesis in the Marine Environment constitutes acomprehensive explanation of photosynthetic processes as related tothe special environment in which marine plants live. The first partof the book introduces the different photosynthesising organisms ofthe various marine habitats: the phytoplankton (both cyanobacteriaand eukaryotes) in open waters, and macroalgae, marine angiospermsand photosymbiont-containing invertebrates in those benthicenvironments where there is enough light for photosynthesis tosupport growth, and describes how these organisms evolved. Thespecial properties of seawater for sustaining primary productionare then considered, and the two main differences betweenterrestrial and marine environments in supportingphotosynthesis and plant growth are examined, namely irradiance andinorganic carbon. The second part of the book outlines the generalmechanisms of photosynthesis, and then points towards thedifferences in light-capturing and carbon acquisition betweenterrestrial and marine plants. This is followed by discussing theneed for a CO2 concentrating mechanism in most of thelatter, and a description of how such mechanisms function indifferent marine plants. Part three deals with the various ways inwhich photosynthesis can be measured for marine plants, with anemphasis on novel in situ measurements, includingdiscussions of the extent to which such measurements can serve as aproxy for plant growth and productivity. The final chapters of thebook are devoted to ecological aspects of marine plantphotosynthesis and growth, including predictions for the future.


Environmental Issues, Global Perspectives

Author: James Fargo Balliett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317463676

Category: Nature

Page: 168

View: 1766


Covering 71 percent of the planet, these saline bodies of water provided the unique conditions necessary for the building blocks of life to form billions of years ago. This book explains how our oceans continue to support and influence life in important ways: by providing the largest global source of protein in the form of fish populations, by creating and influencing weather systems, and by absorbing waste streams such as airborne carbon. It is shown how oceans have an almost magnetic draw—almost half of the world’s population lives within a few hours of an ocean. Although oceans are vast in size, exceeding 328 million cubic miles (1.37 billion cubic kilometers), they have been influenced by and have influenced humans in numerous ways. The book includes three detailed case studies. The first focuses on the most remote locations along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where new ocean floor is being formed twenty-thousand feet underwater. The second considers the Maldives, a string of islands in the Indian Ocean, where increasing sea levels may force residents to abandon some communities by 2020. The third describes the North Sea at the edge of the Arctic Ocean, where fishing stocks have been dangerously depleted as a result of multiple nations’ unrelenting removal of the smallest and largest species.