The Marine World

Hardback - August 2016 - AU $89.95

Encompasses all those organisms that live in, on and around the ocean, bringing together in a single text everything from the minuscule to the immense.

The Marine World is a book for everyone with an interest in the ocean, from the marine biologist or student wanting expert knowledge of a particular group to the naturalist or diver exploring the seashore and beyond. + Full description

With colour illustrations, line drawings, more than 1500 colour photographs, and with clear accessible text, this book encompasses all those organisms that live in, on and around the ocean, bringing together in a single text everything from the minuscule to the immense. It includes sections on all but the most obscure marine groups, covering invertebrate phyla from sponges to sea squirts, as well as plants, fungi, bacteria, fish, reptiles, mammals and birds. It incorporates information on identification, distribution, structure, biology, ecology, classification and conservation of each group, addressing the questions of 'what?', 'where?' and 'how?'.

Today global warming, overfishing, ocean acidification and pollution are just a few of the ever increasing number of threats and challenges faced by ocean life. Without knowledge of the animals, plants and other organisms that live in the marine world, we cannot hope to support or implement successful conservation and management measures, nor truly appreciate the incredible wealth and variety of marine life.

The Marine World is the product of a lifetime spent by Frances Dipper happily observing and studying marine organisms the world over. It has been brought to colourful life by a myriad of enthusiastic underwater photographers and by Marc Dando, the renowned natural history illustrator.

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With colour illustrations, line drawings, more than 1500 colour photographs, and with clear accessible text, this book encompasses all those organisms that live in, on and around the ocean, bringing together in a single text everything from the minuscule to the immense.

Sales in Australia and New Zealand only. All other customers should contact Wild Nature Press.

Details

Hardback | August 2016 | $ 89.95
ISBN: 9781486306497 | 544 pages | 229 x 215 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Colour illustrations, Colour photographs, Line Art

Features

  • Clear, accessible text
  • Includes sections on all but the most obscure marine groups, covering invertebrate phyla from sponges to sea squirts, as well as plants, fungi, bacteria, fish, reptiles, mammals and birds
  • Incorporates information on identification, distribution, structure, biology, ecology, classification and conservation of each group
  • More than 1,500 colour photographs
  • Illustrations by renowned natural history illustrator Marc Dando

Authors

Frances Dipper has always loved the sea, in spite of being brought up on a farm in deepest Warwickshire. An author, lecturer and marine consultant, she is a naturalist at heart and has been studying marine life round the world for nearly 40 years.

Drawing on her experiences, she has written many books for both children and adults. Her children’s book, Guide to the Oceans, won the Royal Society Aventis Prize for junior Science Books. Other books include Extraordinary Fish written to tie-in with the BBC’s Blue Planet series and Waterlife of Britain, still in print after 28 years. She’s happiest sitting on the seabed watching the marine world go by and testing the patience of her diving buddies.