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The oceans and seas cover seven-tenths of our planet. The Pacific Ocean, the largest and deepest, could swallow up every continent, or all the water of the other three oceans combined. And yet even today Scientists know more about the surface of the Moon than they do about the oceans’ depths.
All plants and animals on Earth evolved from ancient seas, and the oceans continue to provide whole habitats and an abundance of life today. For centuries, however, people have viewed the oceans with awe, and often fear, and we are only just beginning to understand this watery world and its strange creatures.
The Kingfisher Young People’s Book of Oceans examines this vast subject from every angle, incuding the most up-to-date exploration of the seas by means of submersibles, underwater cameras, and oceanographic satellites. Sailors once measured…[more]
Dinosaur remains were first identified some 170 years ago, but there is still much to find out about these extraordinary prehistoric creatures. The Ultimate Dinosaur Book will appeal to all ages: its evocative text and more than 500 magnificent color illustrations reveal dinosaurs and their world as never before.
Stories of Life and Death: Author David Lambert provides fascinating insight into how dinosaurs lived and died, including an explanation of various theories of extinction. The introductory section is a dramatically illustrated, concise exploration of every aspect of dinosaur anatomy and behavior, from body structure to breeding, from fighting to feeding.
The Diversity of Dinosaurs: At the core of The Ultimate Dinosaur Book are 55 superbly detailed, full-color dinosaur profiles. Every major group is represented, from four-story-high brachiosaurids to chicken-sized compsognathids. Lifelike models,…[more]