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Ocean: An Illustrated Atlas

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Detailing a mysterious realm that’s as vital to our existence as the air we breathe, this new atlas immerses readers in the wonders of the deep through more than 250 up-to-the-minute maps, photographs, and satellite images. Deep-sea pioneer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia A. Earle (known as "Her Deepness") and marine scientist Linda K. Glover guide the adventure, in consultation with experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—who welcome the publication of a ...
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Overview

Detailing a mysterious realm that’s as vital to our existence as the air we breathe, this new atlas immerses readers in the wonders of the deep through more than 250 up-to-the-minute maps, photographs, and satellite images. Deep-sea pioneer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia A. Earle (known as "Her Deepness") and marine scientist Linda K. Glover guide the adventure, in consultation with experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—who welcome the publication of a comprehensive ocean atlas geared to popular readers.

The accessible text lays out key concepts, points of interest, and little known facts, opening our eyes to living phenomena from giant squid to tiny microbial bodies. Astonishing full-color photographs and diagrams reveal the beauty and complexity of ocean life. Unprecedented new full spread maps of the ocean floor—hand-drawn by expert cartographers—reveal the five major oceans in astonishing details. An unequaled resource for both education and entertainment, Ocean also explores the progress of fascinating technologies that will help scientists discover uncharted regions and life-forms. In light of recent events—the tsunami of 2004, Katrina and Rita of 2005, the growth of the ozone hole—humankind’s link to the ocean is front and center in our lives today. This rich informative, and timely atlas, encourages understanding of how the ocean correlates with these happenings—and how human maintenance of its waters and creatures will keep the planet going.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426203190
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 10.40 (w) x 13.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Called “Her Deepness” by the New York Times, a “Living
Legend” by the Library of Congress, and Time magazine’s first “Hero for the Planet,” Sylvia A. Earle has led more than 60 expeditions as an oceanographer and explorer, authored 170 publications, and lectured in 70
countries. Formerly chief scientist of NOAA, she is an explorer in residence at the National Geographic Society,
chair of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, leader of the Sustainable Seas Expeditions, and council chair for the
Harte Research Institute.

Linda K. Glover has been a leader in ocean science,
policy, and public outreach for decades. Her research work includes shipboard science in the North Atlantic,
Caribbean, and Indian Ocean, with publications in marine geology and ancient climates. She is known for translating complex scientific concepts and jargon into language accessible to the general public and has published several reference books on ocean conservation and space science.

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Table of Contents


The View from ... NASA and NOAA 10 Pt. 1 The World Ocean Ch. 1 Ocean Basics 17 Ch. 2 Ocean Life 49 Ch. 3 Ocean Past 83 Pt. 2 Ocean Regions Ch. 4 Atlantic Ocean 103 Ch. 5 Pacific Ocean 143 Ch. 6 Indian Ocean 183 Ch. 7 Arctic Ocean 215 Ch. 8 Southern Ocean 247 Pt. 3 The Human Ocean Ch. 9 Ocean Exploration 277 Ch. 10 Ocean Future 297 The Last Word 324 Geographic Comparisons 326 Bibliography 328 Subject Index 332 Map Place-name Index 338
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