The Deep

[the Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss]
(Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Deep

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Title: The deep
[the extraordinary creatures of the abyss]
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007
Characteristics: 252 p. :,col. ill. ;,31 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Claire Nouvian [editor]
Notes: Subtitle from jacket
Contents: The exploration of the deep / Cindy Lee Van Dover
Midwater life : survival in a harsh environment / George I. Matsumoto
A Chinese shadow theater
The nocturnal ballet of deep-sea creatures / Marsh Youngbluth
Living lights in the sea / Edith Widder
Evolution caught red-handed
Gelatinous but voracious predators / Laurence Madin
From myth to reality : monsters of the deep / Clyde Roper
Are deep-sea animals living fossils? / Robert C. Vrijenhoek
The vampire squid from hell
The deep seafloor : a desert devoid of life? / Craig M. Young
The polar depths / Michael Klages
The Monterey Canyon / Gary Greene
Sharks of the dark
Seamounts : Galápagos of the deep / J. Anthony Koslow
Deepwater coral reefs : out of sight, out of mind
Hydrothermal vents / Daniel Desbruyères
Gas promotes mass : methane seeps / Lisa Levin
A whale's end is the beginning of life at the deep seafloor / Craig R. Smith
Deep trenches : the ultimate abysses / Kantaro Fujioka and Dhugal Lindsay
Additional Contributors: Nouvian, Claire
ISBN: 0226595668
Branch Call Number: 591.77 D3115 2007
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 251) and index
Subject Headings: Deep-sea animals Pictorial works Deep-sea ecology Deep-sea animals
Topical Term: Deep-sea animals
Deep-sea ecology
Deep-sea animals
LCCN: 2006026921
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Life reconfigures itself in myriad, exuberant, and often bioluminescent forms in this look at the creatures of the deep sea.

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Jun 03, 2012
  • bulladius rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I've watched the Blue Planet BBC series and I love their 'The Deep' (i think that's what it's called) episode. It was stunning! This book shows even more about the strange world that few people have visited. The creatures look like their from another planet.

Sep 15, 2011
  • mombrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Simply wow! Everyone will be interested (and sometimes grossed out) by these amazing photos of the deep sea's strangest creatues.


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