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This fascinating and beautifully presented survey of the world's oceans and what lives within them is published in association with the Census on Marine Life. Each ocean and every aspect of it is explored in great detail with stunning underwater photography.
John Farndon studied Earth Sciences at Cambridge and has written many books about science and nature, including the Reader's Digest Wildlife Atlas. He was a major contributor to Dorling Kindersley's Earth & Science, as well as the Nobel Prize website.
'A great coffee table book - beautiful photos and something for all thoses with more than a passing interest in what's going on under the keel.' * Sailing Today (July 2011) * 'Atlas of Oceans is a vibrant journey through the Earth's oceans and a timely, important treatise on what must be done to save them. Beautifully illustrated.' * All at Sea (March 2011) * 'A lavishly produced and passionate work...Well written and superbly illustrated...avoids the trap of being bleakly pessimistic about the state of play.' * Nautilus International (May 2011) * "Readers are introduced to the diverse array of creatures that inhabit the oceans, and to the nature of the problems they face. Special features focus on the threats to particular animals, plants and habitats, as well as on specific issues like over-fishing, global warming and pollution." * Jersey Evening Post (June 2011) * "Atlas of Oceans is a magnificent work in every respect." * Reader Report, Yale University * "The photography is excellent throughout and I would dare anyone not to find something of interest or mutter 'I didn't know that...' after a page or two" * Sailing Today (August 20110 * 'This is a beautifully produced reference book which covers all aspects of the oceans and seas of the world... It contains some magnificent photographs as well as interesting text...a fascinating and thought-provoking read.' * Royal Naval Sailing Association (Summer 2011) * 'this is a beautifully presented study of the world's oceans with some astonishing images...If anyone needs reminding of the beauty and complexity of the world's oceans, the paradigm shift that is still required in the human race's relationship with the planet and stewardship of its diminishing resources, then this book offers an excellent resource.' * Lifeboat Magazine (July 2011) *