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Oceans A Visual Guide

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ISBN-10: 1554070694

ISBN-13: 9781554070695

Edition: 2005

Authors: Stephen Hutchinson, Lawrence E. Hawkins

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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 9/3/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 9.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.190
Language: English

Introduction
The Blue Planet
The blue planet
Birth of the oceans
Spreading seas
Ocean zones
World ocean
Atlantic Ocean
Indian Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Southern Ocean
Arctic Ocean
Seawater and salinity
Solar and lunar tides
Surface currents
Deep water currents
The Gulf Stream and North Atlantic drift
El Ni�o / La Ni�a
Wave generation
Tsunamis
Hurricanes
Ocean habitats
Polar regions
Temperate regions
Tropical regions
Exploring the Oceans
A history of ocean exploration
Ocean myths
Early voyages
Traversing the oceans
Reaching Antarctica
The modern era
Marine archaeology
5000 years of oceanography
Major centers of oceanography
Mapping the oceans
Sampling the water column
Sampling the seafloor
A history of submersibles
Manned submersibles
Alvin
Unmanned submersibles
Early diving
Modern diving
Ocean Life
The food web
Plankton
Seaweeds and flowering plants
Sponges
Corals, jellyfishes and anemones
Comb jellies
Marine worms
Lophophrates
Mollusks
Crustaceans
Echinoderms
Sea squirts and lancelets
Lampreys and hagfishes
Sharks, rays and chimaeras
Bony fishes
Spiny-rayed fishes
Marine reptiles
Dugongs and manatees
Whales, dolphins and porpoises
Whale migration
Seals, sealions and walruses
Seabirds
Seabird feeding strategies
Into the Deep
Into the deep
Origins of life
Food in the deep
Deep sea crustaceans
Deep sea squid
Corals, jellyfishes and anemones
Deep sea fishes
Deep sea worms
Deep sea cucumbers
Life on the deep seafloor
Adaptations: sense organs
Adaptations: color
Adaptations: shape
Adaptations: bioluminescence
Adaptations: feeding
Adaptations: reproduction
Hot vents
Cold seeps
The Fringes
Coral reefs worldwide
Coral reefs
Coral communities
Atolls
Shelf seas
Estuaries
Estuarine life
Fjords
Mangroves
Kelp forests
Sea grasses
Sand and shingle shores
Rocky shores
Life in the strandline
Shore life
Tide pools
Life in mud
Life around ice
The Human Impact
Peoples of the sea: Inuit
Peoples of the sea: South Pacific Islanders
Local fishing
Commercial fishing
Overfishing
Fish farming
Shellfish farming
Pearling
Whaling
Oil and gas
Salt and other minerals
Desalination
Tidal power
Wind and wave energy
Habitat destruction
Human impact: estuaries
Coastal pollution
Ocean dumping
Global warming
Conservation and restoration
The future
Factfile
Glossary
Index