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Updated by Stephen Perry on Oct 29, 2016
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OCEAN: A Visual Encyclopedia is the way an Encyclopedia should be written. With visually stunning images, this is an Encyclopedia you will want to linger over with your children and savor. The Encyclopedia covers the Coasts and Seashores, Polar Seas and the Arctic, and all the amazing animals that live in all the waters of the Earth.

You will especially love the section on Historic Shipwrecks and Deep-Sea Submersibles, and your children will enjoy the detailed diagrams of ancient ships recently discovered under the seas.

The chapter on "Oceans in Danger" certainly makes for sobering reading, but it is important for us all to know how Pollution, Over-Fishing, Dead Zones and the plague of plastic is affecting the health of our oceans; oceans that we depend on for food, trade, and the healthy regulation of climate.

The Encyclopedia also discusses ice sheets from Greenland to Antarctica that have gone into "irreversible retreat;" if this analysis is correct, it will inevitably raise global sea levels by four feet. This is troubling indeed, and the reader who wants more information on the nexus of climate change and oceans would be well advised to read Elizabeth Kolbert's "Letter from Greenland" published in a recent edition of the ### NEW YORKER Magazine: the full text of the NEW YORKER article is available at

The** Goodreads** review wrote the following about this Encyclopedia:

"A stunning visual encyclopedia for kids, packed with stunning photography and amazing facts on every aspect of ocean life. From the Arctic to the Caribbean, tiny plankton to giant whales, sandy beaches to the deepest depths, our oceans are brought to life with astonishing images, simple, stylish graphics, and crystal-clear text explanations in** Ocean: A Visual Encyclopedia**."

This encyclopedia is part of our new 2016 book order and is available for immediate checkout by Parents who wish to read this with their children.
The Call Number is: REF 551.46 WOO

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