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Oceans

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Oceans is the official companion volume to the challenging, breathtakingly beautiful documentary of the same name, created by Jacques Perrin and a crack team of scientists, cinematographers, divers, and technical specialists. A veteran of more than forty years of film-making and exploring the natural world in works like The Monkey People and Microcosmos, Perrin is the public face of an elite group that includes both veterans of Jacques-Yves Cousteau's pioneering exploits and cutting-edge innovators whose custom-created equipment captures never-before-witnessed scenes.


From the tropics to Antarctica, from Norway to New Zealand, and from tiny organisms at the bottom of the marine food chain to such magnificent creatures as blue whales, polar bears, swordfish, and giant squid, this vividly illustrated, deeply informative volume roams the seven-tenths of Earth blanketed by oceans that make our blue planet so hospitable to life. To capture the images here, divers swam unprotected among great white sharks and patiently staked out the breeding grounds where families of humpback whales sing their distinctive songs. Resourceful crew members created everything from streamlined camera pods able to keep pace with frolicking dolphins to a remote-controlled, mini-helicopter which hovered over a pod of whales to obtain footage impossible otherwise. Photographers invented a microscopic lens that revealed and recorded new universes of plankton, algae, coral, and tiny fish eggs—the minute building blocks that nourish this entire intricate, interdependent ecosystem.


Not just an authoritative, wide-ranging guide to the world's oceans, this is also a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse of practical film-making under demanding, often difficult, sometimes downright dangerous conditions... and, last but by no means least, it's a clear-eyed, timely, persuasive preview of future seas: what we might have if we act now—and what we will surely get if we don't.


  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages; 350 color photographs
  • 10" x 10 7/8"
  • © 2010

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5.0

Fantastic Book

By Birdlady

from Shelton, WA

About Me Everyday Reader

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Pros

  • Beautiful Photography
  • Deeply Informative
  • Easy To Understand
  • Rich Resource
  • Very Educational
  • Well Written

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Education
  • Gift
  • Older Readers
  • Reference
  • Younger Readers

Comments about Oceans:

Bought this book for our grandson who is very interested in marine biology. This book is a wonderful, stimulating educational tool and reference. We bought another one for ourselves to enjoy and have on the coffee table to share with others. The photographs are wonderful and very beautiful and help stimulate the imagination, as well as discussion.

 
5.0

Beautiful, Wonderful Book for all ages

By Birdlady

from Shelton, WA

About Me Bookworm

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Pros

  • Deeply Informative
  • Easy To Understand
  • Entertaining For Any Age
  • Innovative Ideas
  • Rich Resource
  • Well Written
  • Wonderful Photography

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Education
  • Gift
  • Older Readers
  • Stimulate Young Minds
  • Younger Readers

Comments about Oceans:

Bought one book for my grandson to stimulate his growing interest in marine biology. He loves this book. Subsequently, I purchased another book for my home and have it on the coffee table for others to peruse and enjoy.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great movie... Unbelievable!

By easyaz

from Valley of the Sun

About Me Casual Reader

Pros

  • Easy To Follow
  • Informative
  • Our children loved it
  • Quality Photos

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