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Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Ocean Hardcover – 1 Feb 2011

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  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley; Re-issue edition (1 Feb. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405333081
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405333085
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 3.4 x 26.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 365,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A major achievement . . .the sort of book you can lose yourself in for months . . . every page is a treat . . . Strongly recommended. (Dive)


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This is an absolutely fantastic book.

I am fascinated by all things ocean, and am so glad that I bought this! The photographs are just stunning, and the book is crammed with everything you would ever want or need to know or wonder about the oceans, from the beaches and shores, out to the open ocean and the deep trenches.

It starts with all the geography of our planet and the oceans, with chapters all about thetides, winds, tectonic plates, natural phenomena, waves, etc etc.

It's got topographic maps of every sea and ocean in the world, with all the sea depths, and articles on all these seas and oceans, along with beautiful photographs and detailed descriptions of all the world's diving spots, reefs, seas and coasts.

Then there is the massive section on all the wildlife - fish, mammals, crustaceans, birds, reptiles, everything that lives in and around the ocean!
There are also big sections on all the different areas and zones of the oceans, and articles on wrecks, hurricanes, famous occurances, and loads more.

You could read this book every day and still discover new things from it, it is absolutely crammed full and everything is clear and interesting. Everything you could want to know about, and every place on Earth is included in here. I read it all the time! Can't recommend it enough!!
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This is a beautiful book that informs, entertains and inspires.

It's got enough in it for most readers, and I suspect if you read the more technical bits more carefully and closely enough for most basic ocean biology, geography and geology courses. It's one of this books you will learn something new from it each time you open it. It's a book that will grow with people- starting with enjoying the pictures and gradually understanding the text better over time.

The pictures and graphics are superb, and the text brief,focused, and works completely with the pictures.

This is the kind of book that Dorling-Kinderseley excel at producing, and I can recommend it to anyone even a little a bit curious about what's going on in the oceans.
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This book is fabulous quality and absolutely amazing at the price. I love DK books anyway and this one does not disappoint. Packed full of information and lovely colour photos. I have bought it for my two sons who are completely into wildlife and the ocean. I have no doubt they will love it.
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This book has the usual high quality you expect from DK, very well laid out, lots of information with lots of pictures. It's a great book for any age who love the ocean
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A present for a loved one for Xmas - I am always very impressed by the sheer quality of the DK books. Beautiful photographs, interesting information. Arrived very quickly and well packaged.
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Bought this book as a Xmas present for my granddaughter, who shows a keen interest in all things marine. The quality of the photography is outstanding with very interesting and informative sections to read. All in all great value for money and about the best book on this subject that I have come across
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I would highly reccommend this book. lots of high quality images, and various topics about oceans. Great from the start
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Gift for my daughter, she loves it...being interested in oceans and life in oceans especially sharks, just the job for research .
Beautifully presented.
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