CREATURES OF THE DEEP *

CREATURES OF THE DEEP *

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Editorial:
FIREFLY BOOKS LTD
Año de edición:
Materia
Animales
ISBN:
978-1-77085-281-5
Páginas:
288
Encuadernación:
Cartoné
Idioma:
Inglés
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Praise for the first edition:

"More than a picture book ... Hoyt's elegant writing provides both the historical background for deep-sea exploration and an ecological perspective on life in the ocean's depths."
-- American Scientist

"A magnificent bestiary ... and a reminder of how little we actually know about the seas surrounding us."
-- Popular Science

Winner, Outstanding Nonfiction Book of the Year
-- American Society of Journalists and Authors, Inc., New York

In this updated and expanded edition of Creatures of the Deep, award-winning nature and science writer Erich Hoyt gives readers a glimpse of the amazing variety of creatures found in the deepest parts of the ocean. Weaving together details from the latest scientific research about sharks, giant
squid, dragonfish, huge tube worms, clams and tiny microbes of the deep-sea vents, Hoyt embarks on a magical journey roaming across the abyssal plains and descending into deep-sea trenches more than 20,000 feet down.

Hoyt unravels the complex predator-prey relationships, from "killer" copepods to battles between giant squid and sperm whales, presenting compelling portraits of animals that are superbly adapted denizens of a dark high-pressure world. There are life forms, independent of sunlight and photosynthesis, which flourish around the hot, sulfurous deep-sea vents in the magnificent rift valley of the mid-ocean ridge, the world's longest mountain range. Surviving in conditions that appear to be close to the very soup of primordial Earth, these microbes have become the basis for the latest research into Earth's origins. Fully illustrated with fantastic underwater imagery.

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En esta obra, el premiado científico y autor Erich Hoyt nos ofrece una síntesis de las increíbles criaturas que se pueden encontrar en las mayores profundidades del océano, reuniendo información de las últimas investigaciones sobre tiburones, calamares gigantes, peces dragón, enormes gusanos, o los pequeños microbios que viven en los fondos más profundos, Hoyt viaja a través de las llanuras abisales llegando hasta los 6000 metros de profundidad. Esta edición actualizada ofrece las fotografías más actualizadas, incluyendo especies descubiertas recientemente e incluso algunas todavía sin un nombre científico.