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The Resource Creatures of the deep : in search of the sea's monsters and the world they live in, Erich Hoyt

Creatures of the deep : in search of the sea's monsters and the world they live in, Erich Hoyt

Label
Creatures of the deep : in search of the sea's monsters and the world they live in
Title
Creatures of the deep
Title remainder
in search of the sea's monsters and the world they live in
Statement of responsibility
Erich Hoyt
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
591.77
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL125.5
LC item number
.H69 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Creatures of the deep : in search of the sea's monsters and the world they live in, Erich Hoyt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
Second edition, updated and expanded.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781770852815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn871769139
Label
Creatures of the deep : in search of the sea's monsters and the world they live in, Erich Hoyt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
Second edition, updated and expanded.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781770852815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn871769139

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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