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Ocean: An Illustrated Atlas

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Detailing a mysterious realm thats as vital to our existence as the air we breathe, this new atlas immerses readers in the wonders of the deep through more than 250 up-to-the-minute maps, photographs, and satellite images. Deep-sea pioneer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia A. Earle (known as "Her Deepness") and marine scientist Linda K. Glover guide the adventure, in consultation with experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—who welcome the publication of a comprehensive ocean atlas geared to popular readers.

The accessible text lays out key concepts, points of interest, and little known facts, opening our eyes to living phenomena from giant squid to tiny microbial bodies. Astonishing full-color photographs and diagrams reveal the beauty and complexity of ocean life. Unprecedented new full spread maps of the ocean floor—hand-drawn by expert cartographers—reveal the five major oceans in astonishing details. An unequaled resource for both education and entertainment, Ocean also explores the progress of fascinating technologies that will help scientists discover uncharted regions and life-forms. In light of recent events—the tsunami of 2004, Katrina and Rita of 2005, the growth of the ozone hole—humankinds link to the ocean is front and center in our lives today. This rich informative, and timely atlas, encourages understanding of how the ocean correlates with these happenings—and how human maintenance of its waters and creatures will keep the planet going.


This one-of-a-kind ocean atlas includes the latest maps and images to help readers explore and treasure the complex ecosystems of the marine world. 200 color photographs and 60 maps.

About the Author

Called “Her Deepness” by the New York Times, a “Living

Legend” by the Library of Congress, and Time magazines

first “Hero for the Planet,” Sylvia A. Earle has

led more than 60 expeditions as an oceanographer and

explorer, authored 170 publications, and lectured in 70

countries. Formerly chief scientist of NOAA, she is an

explorer in residence at the National Geographic Society,

chair of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, leader of

the Sustainable Seas Expeditions, and council chair for the

Harte Research Institute.

Linda K. Glover has been a leader in ocean science,

policy, and public outreach for decades. Her research

work includes shipboard science in the North Atlantic,

Caribbean, and Indian Ocean, with publications in

marine geology and ancient climates. She is known for

translating complex scientific concepts and jargon into

language accessible to the general public and has published

several reference books on ocean conservation

and space science.

Product Details

National Geographic Society
Oceans & Seas
Earle, Sylvia A.
Glover, Linda K.
Glover, Linda
Earle, Sylvia
Ecosystems & Habitats - Oceans & Seas
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13.7 x 11 x 1.15 in 5.75 lb

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Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
History and Social Science » Geography » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Ocean and Marine Biology
Science and Mathematics » Oceanography » General

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"Synopsis" by , This one-of-a-kind ocean atlas includes the latest maps and images to help readers explore and treasure the complex ecosystems of the marine world. 200 color photographs and 60 maps.
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