Voyage to the Heart of the Marine Realm
Author: Laurent Ballesta,Pierre Descamp
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Magnificent underwater photography and an engaging series of more that two dozen essays explore the extraordinary diversity and wonders of the planet's marine life in habitats ranging from tropical coral reefs to the polar seas, examining the various ocean environments, the plants and animals that live there, and the dangers that threaten Earth's marine life. 35,000 first printing.
A Story of Life, the Sea, and Dancing to the Fossil Record
Author: Bradford Matsen
This is the paperback edition of the great pop-paleontology book with the fabulous art that inspired a show that toured the nation's natural history museums. In its own way it has inspired many people to take a new look at the fossil record and imagine creatures and things as they might have been—a blend of word and image unlike any other. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Conversation with Paul Watson
Author: Paul Watson
Publisher: NYU Press
Veteran environmental activist and Whale Wars host Paul Watson offers in this interview a provocative and revolutionary view of the state of an environment in crisis. The planet may survive our environmental destruction, he argues, but humans may not. Focused on protecting oceans, preventing the loss of biodiversity, and promoting individual action, Watson’s singular call to arms challenges the typical talking points of the modern environmental movement.
Photo Stories from the 'Defending Our Oceans' Voyage
Author: Sara Holden
Publisher: New Internationalist
Presents a collection of photographs of marine life and the oceans from the Defending Our Oceans expedition.
exploring the planet ocean
Author: J. J. Bhatt
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold
A basic oceanography textbook offers information on the marine environment with an emphasis on the principles, processes, and properties of the oceans.
Author: Yann Arthus-Bertrand,Brian Skerry
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Spanning from the arctic to the tropics, from large-scale views of Australia’s barrier reef to close-up images of sea turtles, Man and Sea is a compelling, entirely unique journey through a fascinating world. Spectacular aerial images by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and striking underwater photographs by Brian Skerry offer a top-to-bottom tour of the world’s oceans, while the enlightening text covers the sea’s critical mechanisms, from currents to food chains. Inspiring interviews of some of the world’s most respected researchers and activists also offer cutting-edge insight into the many challenges, such as overfishing and pollution, facing the oceans today. Exploring the critical and ever-evolving relationship between mankind and the ocean, Man and Sea is an unforgettable portrait of the global issue of sustainable development. Praise for Man and Sea: “Mr. Skerry’s Technicolor image of hard corals on the Kingman Reef far out in the Pacific and Mr. Bertrand’s shot of the pale sand of Whitsunday Island near the Great Barrier Reef are cool and timeless portraits of treasures we might easily think limitless.” —The Editors, Wall Street Journal
Author: Animal Planet
Publisher: Time Inc. Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
With more than 200 gorgeous animal photos of sharks, whales, clown fish, jelly fish, dolphins, and others, Animal Planet Ocean Animals
is a fun, habitat-by-habitat guide that provides kids in the first years of schooling with the perfect bite-sized view of their favorite ocean-dwelling animals. Arranged thematically with focus on animal behavior and family relationships, young readers will explore sections about animal bodies, baby animals, food, play time, conservation and more. Special book features designed for this age group include Quick Bites sidebars with cool animal facts, simple infographics, and illustrated maps of Earth's watery environments.
For more Animal Bites books, check out Animal Planet Polar Animals
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Animal Planet's R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond.) project which partners with leading animal organization to make the world a better place for domestic and wild animals.
Author: Brian Bett
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Category: Marine biology
Explores life in the ocean and discusses the ways scientists study those life forms.
Author: R. S. Craig
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Imagine two boys building a rocket ship and flying it into space. If that sounds fantastic, you should see what lies in store Eric Clay after his father and the rest of the crew of the great research submarine Cyclops go missing. Their adventure represents Earth's first contact with an alien civilization and the beginning of a major turn in world history.
Author: Animal Planet,Laaren Brown
Publisher: Animal Planet
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
With more than 200 gorgeous animal photos of sharks, whales, clown fish, jelly fish, dolphins, and others, Animal Planet Ocean Animals is a fun, habitat-by-habitat guide that provides kids in the first years of schooling with the perfect bite-sized view of their favorite ocean-dwelling animals. Arranged thematically with focus on animal behavior and family relationships, young readers will explore sections about animal bodies, baby animals, food, play time, conservation and more. Special book features designed for this age group include Quick Bites sidebars with cool animal facts, simple infographics, and illustrated maps of Earth's watery environments. For more Animal Bites books, check out Animal Planet Polar Animals! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Animal Planet's R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond.) project which partners with leading animal organization to make the world a better place for domestic and wild animals.
Buoyant Adventures in Planet Ocean
Author: Judith Hemenway,Paul J. Mila
Bubbles Up plunges you into the world's oceans with longtime divers, Judy Hemenway and Paul Mila. Join them in the South Pacific and meet 30-ton whales eye to eye, dive into the Caribbean surrounded by hungry sharks, and turn back time as you explore a World War II Pacific wreck. Float serenely amidst the rainbow-colored sea life of a California pinnacle. Feel the thrill of an eagle ray flyby in Cozumel, Mexico, and experience the rush of a barracuda feeding frenzy. Whether you are a diver, snorkeler, or simply an ocean lover rejuvenated by a beach stroll or a swim in the surf, you will enjoy immersing yourself in these fascinating stories. SPECIAL OFFER: Purchasing the paperback automatically qualifies you to order the Kindle version for FREE in Kindle's MatchBook Program. Enjoy over 70 spectacular Bubbles Up photos in color on your Kindle.
Author: Samy Djavidnia,Michael Ott,Sophie Seeyave
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
“Oceans and Society: Blue Planet” (www.oceansandsociety.org) is a global initiative bringing together many ocean-observing programmes with a societal benefit focus. It was created in 2011 as a Task within the Work Plan of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). The Geneva-based GEO is a voluntary partnership of some 90 governments and 77 intergovernmental, international, and regional organisations. It is committed to integrating global observations through strengthened cooperation and coordination among global observing systems and research programmes. Blue Planet held its inaugural Symposium in Ilhabela, Brazil, in November 2012. Participants from some 25 countries, representing a diverse array of international programmes, presented and discussed issues including the coordination of and information access from global ocean observing systems for open ocean, coastal and inland ecosystems; operational ocean forecasting; applications of observations for sustainable fishery and aquaculture; and capacity building. A major outcome of the Symposium was the production of this book. The contributions to the Symposium served as a starting point, and were developed to provide a comprehensive overview of the scope and breadth of the “Oceans and Society: Blue Planet” initiative. Targeted at all stakeholders within the ocean and marine community, this volume discusses current activities and future actions and raises awareness for the further development and implementation of the Blue Planet agenda. Readers will learn more about ocean observations, how they can be integrated, and their applications to benefit society as a whole.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Explore the hidden depths of the ocean with this stunning visual encyclopedia for kids Ocean: A Visual Encyclopedia reveals the secrets of the seas through stunning images and beautiful photography to engage and educate kids. From the Arctic to the Caribbean, tiny plankton to giant whales, sandy beaches to the deepest depths, Ocean: A Visual Encyclopedia lets your child discover the mysterious world beneath the waves. Packed with fun facts for kids, this encyclopedia will dazzle your child covering everything from sea creatures and ocean birds to the Great Barrier Reef.
Writings and Images of the Sea
Author: Peter Benchley
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
A collection of essays, photographs, and facts explores the role the seas play in our lives
The Lives and Loves of the Planet's Great Ocean Voyagers
Author: Adam Nicolson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Life itself could never have been sustainable without seabirds. As Adam Nicolson writes: "They are bringers of fertility, the deliverers of life from ocean to land." A global tragedy is unfolding. Even as we are coming to understand them, the number of seabirds on our planet is in freefall, dropping by nearly 70% in the last sixty years, a billion fewer now than there were in 1950. Of the ten birds in this book, seven are in decline, at least in part of their range. Extinction stalks the ocean and there is a danger that the grand cry of the seabird colony, rolling around the bays and headlands of high latitudes, will this century become little but a memory. Seabirds have always entranced the human imagination and NYT best-selling author Adam Nicolson has been in love with them all his life: for their mastery of wind and ocean, their aerial beauty and the unmatched wildness of the coasts and islands where every summer they return to breed. The seabird’s cry comes from an elemental layer in the story of the world. Over the last couple of decades, modern science has begun to understand their epic voyages, their astonishing abilities to navigate for tens of thousands of miles on featureless seas, their ability to smell their way towards fish and home. Only the poets in the past would have thought of seabirds as creatures riding the ripples and currents of the entire planet, but that is what the scientists are seeing now today.
Author: Vineeta Singh
Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Oceans cover two-thirds of our planet, holding 97 per cent of the earth's water. But oceans are much more than vast expanses of water. Beneath the deep waters lie mountains and volcanoes. Oceans are teeming with lifeâ€”both plants and animals. Explore the oceans of the world and learn how they remain full of water, how they influence the climate, the web of life they support, and the dangers posed by pollution and climate change.