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Citizens of the Sea : Wondrous Creatures from the Census of Marine Life (Hardcover) (Nancy Knowlton)
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The astonishing diversity of ocean life will wow you in this riveting book, perfect for all ages, by marine scientist Nancy Knowlton. Citizens of the Sea reveals the most intriguing organisms in the ocean, captured in action by skilled underwater photographers from National Geographic and the Census of Marine Life. As you read lively vignettes about sea creatures’ names, defenses, migration, mating habits, and more, you’ll be amazed at wonders like . . . · The almost inconceivable number of creatures in the marine world. From the bounty of microbes in one drop of seawater, we can calculate that there are more individuals in the oceans than stars in the universe. · The sophisticated sensory abilities that help these animals survive. For many, the standard five senses are just not enough. · The incredible distances that seabirds and other species cover. Some will feed in both Arctic and Antarctic waters within a single year. · The odd relationships common in the marine world. From a dental hygienist for fish to a walrus’s one-night stand, you’ll find beauty, practicality, and plenty of eccentricity in sea-life socialization. Brilliantly photographed and written in an easygoing style, Citizens of the Sea will inform and enchant you with close-up documentation of the fascinating facts of life in the ocean realm.
In this refreshing, reader-friendly, and colorfully illustrated book about the ocean, renowned marine scientist Nancy Knowlton presents an overview of the many species that have been discovered in the past decade. Citizens of the Sea reveals hundreds of ocean creatures that had not been identified or described prior to this new and sweeping scientific effort. Did-you-know facts about each species amaze readers of every age, and the eyepopping photographs8212;many never before made public8212;stunningly represent the diversity and sheer beauty of ocean life. Citizens of the Sea will hook buyers with its stylish design, and irresistible content.
Number of Pages: 209
Sub-Genre: Marine Life, Life Sciences / Ecology, Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology, Ecology
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Nancy Knowlton
Street Date: September 14, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 247-05-0428