Marine Life

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
  • 123 x 163 x 25.4mm | 453.59g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised
  • 300 artworks; 300 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782744452
  • 9781782744450
  • 667,973

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. He has authored, edited, and contributed to many books in the field of wildlife, natural history, health and the environment, including: Reader's Digest Facts at Your Fingertips, Scientific American How Things Work Today; Reader's Digest Book of Amazing Facts; and Britain's Wildlife, Plants and Flowers. Giles Sparrow studied astronomy at University College London and science communication at Imperial College London. He has acted as consultant and contributor on numerous popular science books, including The Universe and How to See It, and was a major contributor to Universe. He lives in east London.
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