Handy Ocean Answer Book

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Long before there were fast food restaurants, the oceans helped sustain human life. Covering 70 percent of the surface area of our globe, the oceans are vast and mysterious and primal and pretty much everywhere you go. What is El Niño and how does it affect the oceans and the weather? What is a riptide? Where does the salt in seawater come from? Are there mountains undersea? How many species of fish exist in the world? Can an ocean be a color other than blue? How do whales breathe? Are volcanoes forming in the ...
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Overview


Long before there were fast food restaurants, the oceans helped sustain human life. Covering 70 percent of the surface area of our globe, the oceans are vast and mysterious and primal and pretty much everywhere you go. What is El Niño and how does it affect the oceans and the weather? What is a riptide? Where does the salt in seawater come from? Are there mountains undersea? How many species of fish exist in the world? Can an ocean be a color other than blue? How do whales breathe? Are volcanoes forming in the oceans today? Boy, we have some questions. The Handy Ocean Answer Book tackles these and 1,000 other questions on ocean life, waterspouts, whirlpools, ocean shelves, tides and quakes, ocean bottoms, navigation, famous shipwrecks, and the effects of pollution and global warming. Plus, you'll find out what clues the ocean has revealed about the origins and evolution of life on our planet and major climate changes. With 180 photos and illustrations, this book will please dedicated landlubbers and salty sailors alike.
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Editorial Reviews

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"It opens up a treasure chest of information on topics such as waterspouts, whirlpools, ocean shelves, tides and quakes, plus the effects of pollution and ocean warming."— Decatur Herald & Review

"It's an interesting book to own."— National Science Teachers Association

"This fascinating question and answer book reveals over 1,000...interesting facts about the world's bodies of salt water in a simple, understandable format."— SciTech Book News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578590636
  • Publisher: Visible Ink Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1999
  • Series: The Handy Answer Book Series
  • Pages: 616
  • Sales rank: 730,178
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 7.36 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Meet the Author


Thomas E. Svarney is a scientist, naturalist, and artist. Patricia Barnes-Svarney has been a nonfiction science and science fiction writer for more than 15 years. She has worked professionally as a geomorphologist and oceanographer and has written or coau
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2002

    Fabulous educational tool

    I work as a education specialist near the ocean. This reference book as been very helpful in understanding simple to complex subject matter regarding the ocean ecosystem as well as related topics. A must for general knowledge seekers, and an easy-read.

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