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ATLAS OF THE OCEAN: THE DEEP FRONTIER
Author: Sylvia A. Earle
Publisher: BANTAM (BDD)/RANDOM HOUSE, Oct 2001
One-of-a-kind atlas immerses us in the infinite wonders of the world offshore. Explores its flora, fauna, & diverse phenomena, from giant squid & kelp to the smallest microbial bodies. 150+ cutting-edge maps, photographs, & satellite images; 10x13.5 inches, 192 pgs.
In the classic tradition of National Geographic's renowned land atlases, this definitive, state-of-the-art atlas of Earth's ocean is an unprecedented achievement.
Internationally renowned deep-sea pioneer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia A. Earle, in consultation with experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is our peerless guide. This one-of-a-kind atlas immerses us in the infinite wonders of the world offshore through more than 150 cutting-edge maps, photographs, and satellite images. Atlas of the Ocean lays bare a realm as challenging and untapped as space--and as vital to our existence as the air we breathe.
Accompanying exquisite, up-to-the-minute maps, Earle's compelling text reveals the beauty and complexity of the ocean structure--past, present, and future--and explores its flora, fauna, and diverse phenomena, from giant squid and kelp to the smallest microbial bodies. Fascinating point maps take us into the planet's deepest abyss, the Mariana Trench; along the planet's longest mountain chain, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge; on the migration route of humpback whales; and to a host of marine sanctuaries worldwide. An unequaled resource for both education and entertainment, Atlas of the Ocean also explores the progress of fascinating technological developments that will help scientists discover the ocean's innumerable uncharted regions and life-forms.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sylvia A. Earle, marine biologist, is the 1998-2001 Explorer-in-Residence at National Geographic. Former chief scientist of NOAA, she is currently the Center for Marine Conservation's Ambassador of the Sea. The world record-holder for the deepest solo dive by an untethered diver (1,000 meters), Dr. Earle is the author of seven books and more than 130 pieces for popular and scientific magazines. She is the honorary president of the Explorers Club and a director of the World Resources Institute, Conservation International, the Lindbergh Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Conservation Fund, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. She lives in Oakland, California.