Opulent Oceans

Opulent Oceans : Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library

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This is the latest beautiful gift set from the popular Natural Histories series. It includes fascinating essays and accounts from legendary explorers and early naturalists. This gorgeously illustrated volume will appeal to every seafaring and natural-science enthusiast. Without our oceans, which cover almost 72 percent of our planet, Earth simply could not exist, or humanity survive. Join author Melanie Stiassny from the American Museum of Natural History on an epic, oceanic journey. These fascinating essays, taken from the museum's Rare Book Collections, expand on the science behind the early histories that shaped the study of oceanography. They take close-up looks at coral, jellyfish, sea worms, whales, sharks, squid and more, and provide accounts from legendary explorers and early naturalists. This gorgeously illustrated volume will appeal to every seafaring and natural-science enthusiast.show more

Product details

  • Multiple copy pack | 176 pages
  • 236 x 312 x 42mm | 2,119.97g
  • Sterling Publishing Co Inc
  • STERLING
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • full colour throughout, includes illustrations
  • 145491341X
  • 9781454913412
  • 228,854

About Melanie L. J. Stiassny

Melanie Stiassny is the Axelrod Research Curator and Curator-in-Charge of the Department of Ichthyology at the American Museum of Natural History. Her research interests are in the systematics and evolutionary biology of fishes, with a particular focus on freshwater conservation and the biodiversity of Old World tropical systems.show more

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