Citizens of the Sea: Wondrous Creatures From the Census of Marine Life

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9781426206436: Citizens of the Sea: Wondrous Creatures From the Census of Marine Life

The astonishing diversity of ocean life will wow you in this riveting book, perfect for all ages, by marine scientist Nancy Knowlton. Citizens of the Sea reveals the most intriguing organisms in the ocean, captured in action by skilled underwater photographers from National Geographic and the Census of Marine Life.

As you read lively vignettes about sea creatures’ names, defenses, migration, mating habits, and more, you’ll be amazed at wonders like . . .

· The almost inconceivable number of creatures in the marine world. From the bounty of microbes in one drop of seawater, we can calculate that there are more individuals in the oceans than stars in the universe.
· The sophisticated sensory abilities that help these animals survive. For many, the standard five senses are just not enough.
· The incredible distances that seabirds and other species cover. Some will feed in both Arctic and Antarctic waters within a single year.
· The odd relationships common in the marine world. From a dental hygienist for fish to a walrus’s one-night stand, you’ll find beauty, practicality, and plenty of eccentricity in sea-life socialization.

Brilliantly photographed and written in an easygoing style, Citizens of the Sea will inform and enchant you with close-up documentation of the fascinating facts of life in the ocean realm.

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Coral reefs are full of hungry creatures, but the coloration of this poisonous sea slug (Phyllidia ocellata) warns predators that it is off the menu. (Darlyne A. Murawski/NationalGeographicStock.com, p. 37) This baby slipper lobster is completely transparent before growing a thick shell. Its bizarre eyes may confuse predators while it floats in the plankton. (Peter Parks/SeaPics.com, p. 39) Fast-growing giant kelps (Macrocystis pyrifera) form cold-water forests that many fish, invertebrates, and mammals call home. (Phillip Colla/SeaPics.com, p. 79) "Smiling" for the camera, this colorful ember parrotfish (Scarus rubroviolaceus) shows off its impressive chops, which can easily pulverize coral. (Paul Sutherland/NationalGeographicStock.com, p. 148)

About the Author:

Nancy Knowlton is the Sant Chair for Marine Science at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and a scientific leader of the Census of Marine Life. She founded the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California, San Diego. Knowlton has devoted her life to studying, celebrating, and striving to protect the multitude of life-forms that call the sea home. She lives with her family in Washington, D.C.

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Descrizione libro National Geographic Society, United States, 2010. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The astonishing diversity of ocean life will wow you in this riveting book, perfect for all ages, by marine scientist Nancy Knowlton. Citizens of the Sea reveals the most intriguing organisms in the ocean, captured in action by skilled underwater photographers from National Geographic and the Census of Marine Life. As you read lively vignettes about sea creatures names, defenses, migration, mating habits, and more, you ll be amazed at wonders like; The almost inconceivable number of creatures in the marine world. From the bounty of microbes in one drop of seawater, we can calculate that there are more individuals in the oceans than stars in the universe; The sophisticated sensory abilities that help these animals survive. For many, the standard five senses are just not enough; The incredible distances that seabirds and other species cover. Some will feed in both Arctic and Antarctic waters within a single year;The odd relationships common in the marine world. From a dental hygienist for fish to a walrus s one-night stand, you ll find beauty, practicality, and plenty of eccentricity in sea-life socialization. Codice libro della libreria AA89781426206436

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Descrizione libro National Geographic Society, United States, 2010. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The astonishing diversity of ocean life will wow you in this riveting book, perfect for all ages, by marine scientist Nancy Knowlton. Citizens of the Sea reveals the most intriguing organisms in the ocean, captured in action by skilled underwater photographers from National Geographic and the Census of Marine Life. As you read lively vignettes about sea creatures names, defenses, migration, mating habits, and more, you ll be amazed at wonders like; The almost inconceivable number of creatures in the marine world. From the bounty of microbes in one drop of seawater, we can calculate that there are more individuals in the oceans than stars in the universe; The sophisticated sensory abilities that help these animals survive. For many, the standard five senses are just not enough; The incredible distances that seabirds and other species cover. Some will feed in both Arctic and Antarctic waters within a single year;The odd relationships common in the marine world. From a dental hygienist for fish to a walrus s one-night stand, you ll find beauty, practicality, and plenty of eccentricity in sea-life socialization. Codice libro della libreria AA89781426206436

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Descrizione libro National Geographic Society. Hardback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Citizens of the Sea: Wondrous Creatures from the Census of Marine Life, Nancy Knowlton, Written in an accessible and easygoing style, "Citizens of the Sea" describes the ocean and its incredible biodiversity using the theme of champions - mixing obvious categories (like the largest, the smallest, and the deepest-dwelling creatures) with less obvious ones, such as the most social (killer whales and snapping shrimp), the best farmers (damselfish), and the most imitated (bath sponges). The book features dozens of stunning Census of Marine Life photos, images, maps, and other visualisations to help tell each mini-story. The champions are loosely organized in groups according to criteria such as size and shape, habitat and ecology, behaviour, and human connections. The book's themes cross a vast range: the various ocean realms (poles, deep sea, shore, and open ocean), types of organisms (vertebrates, invertebrates, plankton, plants, and bacteria), and modes of scientific discovery (remotely operated vehicles, DNA barcoding, and tagging). The remarkable variety of marine life is at the heart of "Citizens of the Sea", whose author claims that estimates of ocean diversity are too low by a factor of ten. Whether large or small, tropical or polar, predator or prey, the creatures of the ocean have great significance to the environmental health of our planet - and their stories, captivatingly reported and photographed, will enchant a wide audience of readers. Codice libro della libreria B9781426206436

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