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Internationally renowned deep-sea pioneer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia A. Earle, in consultation with experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is our peerless guide. This one-of-a-kind atlas immerses us in the infinite wonders of the world offshore through more than 150 cutting-edge maps, photographs, and satellite images. Atlas of the Ocean
lays bare a realm as challenging and untapped as spaceand as vital to our existence as the air we breathe.
Accompanying exquisite, up-to-the-minute maps, Earles compelling text reveals the beauty and complexity of the ocean structurepast, present, and futureand explores its flora, fauna, and diverse phenomena, from giant squid and kelp to the smallest microbial bodies. Fascinating point maps take us into the planets deepest abyss, the Mariana Trench; along the planets longest mountain chain, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge; on the migration route of humpback whales; and toa host of marine sanctuaries worldwide. An unequaled resource for both education and entertainment, Atlas of the Ocean also explores the progress of fascinating technological developments that will help scientists discover the oceans innumerable uncharted regions and life-forms.
Designed in consultation with NASA and the NOAA, a detailed exploration of the Earth's oceans provides more than 150 maps, photos, and satellite images combined with information on its diverse life and phenomena, as well as related technological developments.
An atlas of the world's oceans, featuring cutting-edge cartographic technology, as well as maps from various periods of history. The accompanying text reveals the oceans' structure, and the wealth and extent of their flora and fauna. 150 illus.