1st American ed. - London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley, 1994.
Book — 63 p. : col. ill. ; 36 cm.
Earth or ocean?-- moving plates-- exploration-- the Atlantic Ocean-- continental margins-- abyssal plains-- the Pacific Ocean-- volcanic islands-- seamounts-- deep-sea trenches-- black smokers-- coral reefs-- the Indian Ocean-- marine life-- mid-ocean ridges-- the Arctic Ocean-- the Antarctic ice-cap-- currents-- tides-- sea levels-- fishing-- oil and gas-- shipping-- undersea archaeology-- pollution-- future use of the oceans.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Uses the latest sonar data and computer-generated scans to expose a strange world no one has yet seen in person - mountains higher than the Himalayas, valleys deeper than the Grand Canyon, deep-sea currents, coral reefs, and an entire maritime zoo. Detailed maps and text open up this watery world. The author and illustrator explain how ocean basins were formed and take readers on an ocean-by-ocean survey. Shipping, navigation, fishing and underwater archaeology are also covered. (source: Nielsen Book Data)