As the site where life first formed on Earth, a key element of the climate, and a continuing but fragile resource, oceans are of vital importance to our planet. From the geological and physical processes that affect the ocean floor to the key habitat zones, flora, and fauna, this book is the definitive reference work to the world's oceans. It includes the latest developments in ocean exploration and photography, and catalogs the rich diversity of ocean features and marine life.
With an introduction by Fabien Cousteau, this book was published in association with the American Museum of Natural History.
Author(s): 512 pages
Publisher: DK ADULT; Reprint edition (July 21, 2008)