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The Handy Ocean Answer Book (Handy Answer Books)

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Long before there were fast food restaurants, the oceans helped sustain human life. Covering 70 percent of the surface area of our globe, the oceans are vast and mysterious and primal and pretty much everywhere you go. What is El Niño and how does it affect the oceans and the weather? What is a riptide? Where does the salt in seawater come from? Are there mountains undersea? How many species of fish exist in the world? Can an ocean be a color other than blue? How do whales breathe? Are volcanoes forming in the oceans today? Boy, we have some questions. The Handy Ocean Answer Book tackles these and 1,000 other questions on ocean life, waterspouts, whirlpools, ocean shelves, tides and quakes, ocean bottoms, navigation, famous shipwrecks, and the effects of pollution and global warming. Plus, you'll find out what clues the ocean has revealed about the origins and evolution of life on our planet and major climate changes. With 180 photos and illustrations, this book will please dedicated landlubbers and salty sailors alike.

Synopsis:

Covering 70 percent of the surface area of the globe, the oceans are vast, mysterious, and primal; this book tackles more than 1,000 questions on ocean life, waterspouts, whirlpools, ocean shelves, tides and quakes, ocean bottoms, navigation, famous shipwrecks, and the effects of pollution and global warming. The book also tells what clues the ocean has revealed about the origins and evolution of life on our planet and major climate changes. With 180 photos and illustrations, this handy resource will please dedicated landlubbers and salty sailors alike.

About the Author

Thomas E. Svarney is a scientist, naturalist, and artist. Patricia Barnes-Svarney has been a nonfiction science and science fiction writer for more than 15 years. She has worked professionally as a geomorphologist and oceanographer and has written or coau

Product Details

ISBN:
9781578590636
Author:
Svarney, Thomas E.
Author:
Barnes-Svarney, Patricia
Author:
Svarney, Thomas
Author:
Svarney, Thomas E.
Publisher:
Visible Ink Press
Location:
Detroit :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Oceanography
Subject:
Ocean
Subject:
Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Marine ecology
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Oceanography-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Handy Answer Book Series
Series Volume:
GTR-116
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
616
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.25 in 2.5 lb

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Science and Mathematics » Oceanography » General

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Covering 70 percent of the surface area of the globe, the oceans are vast, mysterious, and primal; this book tackles more than 1,000 questions on ocean life, waterspouts, whirlpools, ocean shelves, tides and quakes, ocean bottoms, navigation, famous shipwrecks, and the effects of pollution and global warming. The book also tells what clues the ocean has revealed about the origins and evolution of life on our planet and major climate changes. With 180 photos and illustrations, this handy resource will please dedicated landlubbers and salty sailors alike.

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