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Atlas of Oceans: An Ecological Survey of Underwater Life


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A tragedy is playing out beneath the surface of the world's bodies of marine waters, one that began long before the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Although many books have explored the environmental problems being faced on land, Atlas of Oceans is the first book for a general audience that examines how creatures of the marine environment are if anything more vulnerable than their land-based counterparts.

Readers are introduced to the dazzling, diverse array of creatures that inhabit the oceans and seas, and to the nature of the problems they face. Special features focus on the threats to particular animals, plants, and habitats, as well as on specific issues like overfishing, global warming, and pollution. The book also includes success stories, recommendations for what can be done to preserve ocean ecosystems, and a complete rundown of the most endangered species of marine life.

Beautifully illustrated, packed with maps and diagrams, and containing up-to-the-minute data on the status of endangered marine species, Atlas of Oceans is a celebration of Earth's vibrant and awe-inspiring oceans and seas and an urgent call to action to protect one of our planet's most vital resources.

About the Author

John Farndon studied earth sciences at Cambridge University and has written more than 300 reference and general interest books for children and adults, including How the Earth Works, Amazing Planet Earth, Natural World, China Rises, India Booms, 365: Modern History, The Universe Explained, and 101 Facts You Should Know about Food. His books have been translated into most major languages, and he has been shortlisted four times for the Royal Society Prize for Science Books. He lives in London.

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Farndon, John
Yale University Press
Safina, Carl
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Trade Cloth
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320 color illus.
11 x 8.5 in 2.95 pd

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