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Ocean: An Illustrated Atlas

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Overview

Immerse yourself in the astonishing wonders of the deep through colorful maps, photos, and satellite images. Deep-sea pioneer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia A. Earle and marine scientist Linda K. Glover guide the adventure.


Vivid pictures and diagrams reveal the beauty and complexity of ocean life. Ocean also explores the progress of fascinating technologies that will help scientists discover uncharted regions and life-forms.


Details

  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages, 200 color photographs, 60 maps, 30 illustrations
  • 10 3/4 x 13 1/2"
  • © 2008

Author Info

Marine biologist Sylvia Earle— known as "Her Deepness" or "The Sturgeon General"—has been an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society since 1998. Earle has pioneered research on marine ecosystems and written more than 125 scientific and popular publications.


She has a bachelor's degree from Florida State University, a Ph.D. from Duke University, and 12 honorary doctorate degrees. She lives in Oakland, California.


Linda K. Glover is a marine scientist and Senior Marine policy Advisor for Conservation International. She co-authored Defying Ocean's End with Sylvia Earle and was the principal author of National Geographic Encyclopedia of Space.


Press Quotes

"The atlas, in addition to maps, satellite images and diagrams, features a stunning portrait of a humpback mother and calf, the youngster seeming to caress its parent with an extended flipper."—The New York Times