The Resource The extreme life of the sea, Stephen R. Palumbi and Anthony R. Palumbi

The extreme life of the sea, Stephen R. Palumbi and Anthony R. Palumbi

Label
The extreme life of the sea
Title
The extreme life of the sea
Statement of responsibility
Stephen R. Palumbi and Anthony R. Palumbi
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Extreme Life of the Sea exposes the eternal darkness of the deepest undersea trenches to show how marine life thrives against the odds, describing how flying fish strain to escape their predators, how predatory deep-sea fish use red searchlights only they can see to find and attack food, and how, at the end of her life, a mother octopus dedicates herself to raising her batch of young. This wide-ranging and highly accessible book also shows how ocean adaptations can inspire innovative commercial products--such as fan blades modeled on the flippers of humpback whales--and how future extremes created by human changes to the oceans might push some of these amazing species over the edge
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The extreme life of the sea, Stephen R. Palumbi and Anthony R. Palumbi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The epic ocean -- The earliest -- The most archaic -- The smallest -- The deepest -- The shallowest -- The oldest -- The fastest sprints and longest journeys -- The hottest -- The coldest -- The strangest family lives -- Future extremes -- Epilogue : a grand bargain
Control code
858914373
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 225 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691149561
Lccn
2013038174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • CPL
  • (OCoLC)858914373

Library Locations

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    155 Riley St., Holland, MI, 49424, US
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