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National Geographic Ocean: A Global Odyssey

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Discover the world's ocean--from tides and currents to the creatures living in it to the impact it has on our lives, whether we know it or not--in this richly illustrated overview of the life force that defines and sustains our planet, written by world-renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle. Everything you want to know about the ocean can be found inside these beautiful and dy Discover the world's ocean--from tides and currents to the creatures living in it to the impact it has on our lives, whether we know it or not--in this richly illustrated overview of the life force that defines and sustains our planet, written by world-renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle. Everything you want to know about the ocean can be found inside these beautiful and dynamic pages. National Geographic Ocean unveils the power and significance of our planet's watery essence: the fundamental importance of the ocean in shaping Earth's climate and chemistry as well as its vital role in supporting a multitude of life-forms, including our own human race. World-renowned oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer in Residence Sylvia Earle--affectionately called "Her Deepness"--guides readers with her lyrical style and inspiring wisdom, describing the evolution, beauty, and impact of our ocean; the challenges it faces, such as climate change, plastic, and overfishing; and the myriad ways we can help protect it. This comprehensive reference explains the fundamental science of the ocean--from plate tectonics to seawater makeup, including a fascinating illustrated guide to marine life, from sponges, kelp, and zooplankton to whales, sharks, and sea turtles. More than 100 maps and diagrams, including seafloor and political maps of all Earth's seas and oceans, elucidate Dr. Earle's authoritative text. For seaside dwellers and landlubbers alike, this is a book you will turn to again and again to understand why, as Sylvia Earle says, "Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea." Dive deeper into ocean discovery with more National Geographic favorites: Into the Deep The Nature of Nature 100 Dives of a Lifetime Secrets of the Whales Pristine Seas Shark


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Discover the world's ocean--from tides and currents to the creatures living in it to the impact it has on our lives, whether we know it or not--in this richly illustrated overview of the life force that defines and sustains our planet, written by world-renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle. Everything you want to know about the ocean can be found inside these beautiful and dy Discover the world's ocean--from tides and currents to the creatures living in it to the impact it has on our lives, whether we know it or not--in this richly illustrated overview of the life force that defines and sustains our planet, written by world-renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle. Everything you want to know about the ocean can be found inside these beautiful and dynamic pages. National Geographic Ocean unveils the power and significance of our planet's watery essence: the fundamental importance of the ocean in shaping Earth's climate and chemistry as well as its vital role in supporting a multitude of life-forms, including our own human race. World-renowned oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer in Residence Sylvia Earle--affectionately called "Her Deepness"--guides readers with her lyrical style and inspiring wisdom, describing the evolution, beauty, and impact of our ocean; the challenges it faces, such as climate change, plastic, and overfishing; and the myriad ways we can help protect it. This comprehensive reference explains the fundamental science of the ocean--from plate tectonics to seawater makeup, including a fascinating illustrated guide to marine life, from sponges, kelp, and zooplankton to whales, sharks, and sea turtles. More than 100 maps and diagrams, including seafloor and political maps of all Earth's seas and oceans, elucidate Dr. Earle's authoritative text. For seaside dwellers and landlubbers alike, this is a book you will turn to again and again to understand why, as Sylvia Earle says, "Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea." Dive deeper into ocean discovery with more National Geographic favorites: Into the Deep The Nature of Nature 100 Dives of a Lifetime Secrets of the Whales Pristine Seas Shark

42 review for National Geographic Ocean: A Global Odyssey

  1. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    Everything you ever needed to know about the ocean systems of our planet is contained in this big, beautiful book. The oceans are vital to our lives, and Earle is an authority on the subject. She presents oceans’ history, behavior, contents (though I’m not sure I needed a 20-page breakdown of species Kingdom and Phylum), and significance in bite-sized chunks that are accompanied by gorgeous photographs. But the underlying theme is how humans have affected the oceans’ health and how it will impac Everything you ever needed to know about the ocean systems of our planet is contained in this big, beautiful book. The oceans are vital to our lives, and Earle is an authority on the subject. She presents oceans’ history, behavior, contents (though I’m not sure I needed a 20-page breakdown of species Kingdom and Phylum), and significance in bite-sized chunks that are accompanied by gorgeous photographs. But the underlying theme is how humans have affected the oceans’ health and how it will impact the future of the planet. That message is reiterated so often, it almost becomes depressing knowing how such a vast system has become so corrupted, polluted, and depleted. Otherwise, it was an educational and informative book, and the detailed atlases of the oceans at the end are a great resource. I received a complimentary copy of this book via TLC Book Tours.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sunita M

    No surprising, as a National Geographic publication the photograrphy is beautiful. Maps included lend detail and interest. I got this as a gift for our daughter and her husband who enjoy SCUBA diving. In just the first few minutes of skimming through the book I learned several facts about the ecology that it involves. MovieBox Pro No surprising, as a National Geographic publication the photograrphy is beautiful. Maps included lend detail and interest. I got this as a gift for our daughter and her husband who enjoy SCUBA diving. In just the first few minutes of skimming through the book I learned several facts about the ecology that it involves. MovieBox Pro

  3. 5 out of 5

    Johnny Yim

    Defiantly a book I would skim due to the vast amount of information in the book. However, there's a lot of good information, dialogue, and pictures on the Ocean. The Ocean is still a mystery, and there are still vast amount of information we don't know about it. Defiantly a book I would skim due to the vast amount of information in the book. However, there's a lot of good information, dialogue, and pictures on the Ocean. The Ocean is still a mystery, and there are still vast amount of information we don't know about it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Edward

    I enjoyed reading the type of book that I often read when I was young. These kind of books made nature and science a life long interest.

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