Atlas of Oceans: An Ecological Survey of Underwater Life (Hardback)
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Short Description for Atlas of Oceans "In consultation with The Cousteau Society."
- Published: 22 February 2011
- Format: Hardback 256 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780300167504 ISBN 10: 0300167504
Full description for Atlas of Oceans
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.