Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide (2nd Edition) by Robert Dinwiddie, Fabien Cousteau

By Robert Dinwiddie, Fabien Cousteau

It is a appealing e-book, packed with nice photos. It's the 2d variation, considerably up to date (see description under) and simply released in 2014. It's a retail pdf, yet I didn't purchase it or eliminate drm from it myself, so I haven't tagged it as retail. Here's a hyperlink to the edition:

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The strength and beauty of the sea is as robust this present day as ever, with new expeditions to its depths, and new discoveries underneath melting ice, in constructing reefs, and on seashores round the world.

To rejoice, we're liberating a moment variation of Ocean, with the newest medical study, assurance of significant occasions like Superstorm Sandy and the Fukushima tsunami, and new images and photographs. Ocean comprises an atlas of the world's oceans and seas compiled utilizing satellite tv for pc information, brand-new 3-D Earth modeling, and noteworthy images of the marine international that explores the interplay among humans and the sea environment.

From the geological and actual methods that have an effect on the sea ground to the major habitat zones, plants, and fauna, this is often the definitive connection with the world's oceans.

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The water above suddenly rises or sinks, then flows to regain equilibrium. Surface waves radiate out at 310–497 mph (500–800 kph) and can quickly cross an entire ocean basin. surface waves spread out at high speed waves spread in opposite directions TSUNAMI ALERTS Tsunamis can be very destructive, so systems have been established to look out for their distinctive signs and give warning of their approach. These systems use networks of seismic stations to detect earthquakes, and automated deep-sea buoys with seafloor pressure sensors to confirm whether a tsunami has been generated.

Formed at the thinnest parts of the ocean crust, splitting it into large plates. When the density of the oceanic and continental plates became PANTHALASSIC OCEAN sufficiently different, the oceanic crust PLATE MOVEMENT sank where it met the more buoyant Crustal plates move continental crust, creating subduction around under the zones. 48–49). As the plates move, they between the outer IAPETUS carry the continents with them, with core and the mantle. OCEAN oceans opening and closing in between. BALTICA GONDWANA subduction zone “ancestral” North Atlantic lies between North America and Europe SIBERIA PANTHALASSIC OCEAN scattered remnants of Rodinia 2.

INTRODUCTION FISH VISION FIREFLY SQUID This squid produces a pattern of glowing spots (photophores). When viewed by a predator swimming below, the spots help camouflage its outline against the moonlit waters above. Fish have excellent vision, which helps them f ind food and avoid predators. Many can see in colour. The lens of a fish’s eye is almost spherical and made of a material with a high refractive index. It can be moved backwards and forwards to focus light on the retina. FISH EYE The lens of a fish’s eye bulges through the iris (the dark central part) almost touching the cornea (outer part).

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