The oceans may well be Earth's final frontier. These dark and sometimes mysterious waters cover 71 percent of the surface area of the globe and have yet to be fully explored, Under the waves, a watery world of frail splendor, foreboding creatures, and sights beyond imagination awaits.
The Ocean Book will teach you about:
Giant squid and other "monsters" of the seas
Centuries of ocean exploration
The ingredients that make up the ocean
Harnessing the ocean's energy
Ships, submarines, and other ocean vessels
The major ocean currents
El Nino, whirlpools, and hurricanes
Harvesting the oceans' resources
Whales, dolphins, fish, and other sea creatures
Learning about the oceans and their hidden contents can be exciting and rewarding. The abundance and diversity of life, the wealth of resources, and the simple mysteries there have intrigued explorers and scientist for centuries. A better understanding of our oceans ensures careful conservation of their grandeur and beauty for future generations, and leads to a deeper respect for the delicate balance of life on planet Earth.