Secrets of the Seas
Our seas are host to an extraordinary variety of plant and animal life, but much of it remains mysterious and great imagery is surprisingly hard to find. Alex Mustard is one of the world's leading underwater photographers and his images are so crisp and immediate that the animals seem to swim out of the water towards you. This beautiful book gathers together a selection of his award-winning images and a number of new ones to create a vivid picture of the seas and oceans and the animals that inhabit them, each chapter accompanied by a 1500 word essay and extended captions written by leading natural history writer, Professor Callum Roberts. The text addresses the issue of change in the oceans along with tales of oceanography, marine life and human history in the seas and aims to help the reader to get to know the oceans, understand how marine animals live their lives and how they have, are and may well adapt to change.
- ISBN: 9781472927613
- Author(s): Callum Roberts
- Stock Code: 2927613
- Format: Hardback
- Illustrations: Colour photographs
- Pages: 240
- Published: 2016
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Based on the counts of the Seabird Colony Register from 1985 to 1987. Split into two parts, the first describes the general biology and population trends of British seabirds, whilst the second presents the results and analysis for each of the 24 breeding species. Monitoring methods and estimating factors are described in detail, which will assist to future survey work in Britain and elsewhere.
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The Census of Marine Life was launched in the year 2000 with the goal of producing the first ever ocean census by 2010. Two thousand scientists from 82 nations agreed to the mandate to answer three important questions. What once lived in the global ocean? What is living there now? What will live there in the future? This critical data will be studied for decades to come. Colour photographs, 256pp. 2009