The world's oceans cover 70 percent of the earth's surface, but how much do you really know about them?
Explore one of the most fascinating habitats on Earth!
From sharks the size of a school bus to blind fish that glow in the darkest depths of the sea, the ocean is home to many fascinating creatures. Meet amazing wildlife and marvel at natural phenomena, such as colourful coral reefs.
Discover the most unique habitats in the world with this guides to our planet. Packed with fascinating facts about everything from Emperor penguins to cacti and camels, this series is a must for every young explorer.
From deserts and polar lands to rainforests and oceans, this fabulous book takes an in-depth look at different ecosystems around the world. Learn how each ecosystem is formed, the wildlife that lives there and how climate change and human interaction are affecting the planet.
The Planet Earth Series includes:
Polar Regions: 978-1-59566-572-0
About the Author
Steve Parker is an author, editor, and consultant specializing in illustrated information books on the natural world, biology, technology and general sciences. He has written over 250 books,has a First Class Honours BSc in Zoology and is a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London
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"About one-fifth of all the river water that flows into the world's oceans every day comes from the huge Amazon River."
Table of Contents
The driest lands 4
Where are deserts? 6
How deserts form 8
Types of deserts 10
Desert winds and storms 12
Desert plants 14
Flowers in the desert 16
Animals of the desert 18
Moving in the desert 20
The desert at night 22
Deadly desert killers 24
Desert oasis 26
Tomorrow’s desert 28