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Marine Life : From Tropical Fish to Mighty Sharks

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Shores, seas and oceans are home to thousands of animals: from the mightiest sharks to jewel-like reef fish and armoured crabs. This book provides a guide to marine creatures, using an entry by entry approach. Each entry includes a table of information on scientific name, order and family, features, habitat, distribution, diet and breeding. By including fascinating examples from all of the world's major marine families, Marine Life offers a truly comprehensive overview of marine dwellers from every sea and ocean and gives a sense of the incredible diversity of marine life.

The entries are grouped by order, then within each order by family (and, where necessary, within each family by subfamilies); each family section contains examples of the key species, which are illustrated with beautifully detailed, full-colour artworks. For easy reference, each entry includes a table of information on scientific name, order and family, features, habitat, distribution, diet and breeding.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 125 x 167 x 25.4mm | 544g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised
  • 300 artworks; 300 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782744452
  • 9781782744450
  • 583,990

Table of contents

Introduction 6

Protozoans 14
Sponges 16
Flatworms 30
Molluscs 34
Worms 110
Crustaceans 122
Echinoderms 152
Chordates 172
Cartilaginous fishes 175
Bony fishes 198
Reptiles 278
Mammals 284

Glossary 314
Index 316
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About Michael Wright

Michael Wright is a Natural Sciences graduate from Cambridge University and a member of the Association of British Science Writers.
Giles Sparrow studied astronomy at University College London and science communication at Imperial College London.
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