By Erich Hoyt
Praise for the 1st version:
"More than an image e-book ... Hoyt's dependent writing offers either the historic history for deep-sea exploration and an ecological point of view on lifestyles within the ocean's depths." -- American Scientist
"A tremendous bestiary ... and a reminder of the way little we really find out about the seas surrounding us." -- well known technological know-how
Winner, amazing Nonfiction booklet of the Year -- American Society of newshounds and Authors, Inc., manhattan
during this up to date and increased version of Creatures of the Deep, award-winning nature and technology author Erich Hoyt provides readers a glimpse of the superb number of creatures present in the private elements of the sea. Weaving jointly info from the most recent medical learn approximately sharks, giant
squid, dragonfish, large tube worms, clams and tiny microbes of the deep-sea vents, Hoyt embarks on a mystical trip roaming around the abyssal plains and descending into deep-sea trenches greater than 20,000 toes down.
Hoyt unravels the advanced predator-prey relationships, from "killer" copepods to battles among gigantic squid and sperm whales, proposing compelling photos of animals which are fantastically tailored denizens of a depressing high-pressure international. There are existence varieties, self sufficient of sun and photosynthesis, which flourish round the scorching, sulfurous deep-sea vents within the exceptional rift valley of the mid-ocean ridge, the world's longest mountain variety. Surviving in stipulations that seem to be as regards to the very soup of primordial Earth, those microbes became the foundation for the most recent learn into Earth's origins. totally illustrated with wonderful underwater imagery.
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Extra resources for Creatures of the Deep: In Search of the Sea's Monsters and the World They Live In
Pale neck stripes extend along brownish-black back. Bill pale with black tip and culmen, and broken black band near base. Irides dark brown. Feet gray. Nestling period: Young tended by both parents. Leave nest after hatching: usually carried on the back of one parent while the other brings food (insects). Nest used for resting and roosting in first two weeks. Young driven from nest but remain near and are visited by adults during incubation of next clutch. Time of first flight and full independence unknown.
Smaller cup nest in tree or shrub,' indicates that the egg is blue or gray-blue marked with brown, black, or gray, and that the young have a red or pink mouth and are naked. The entry (A,1) after the name of the American Dipper in the section on young, in smaller cup nests, with unpatterned yellow or orange mouths indicates that the nest is domed and the egg unmarked and white. To trace the birds in the main text the species are indexed under both common and scientific names at the end of the book, and the list of groups of birds and the order in which they are arranged appears on pp.
G. LARGER DOWNY NESTLING WITH PLAIN WHITE, GRAY, BUFF, OR LIGHT BROWN DOWN White. Masked Booby (0,2); Northern Gannet (J,1); pelicans ( I, K,0,1); some herons and egrets ( C,D,I,J,K,2); Wood Stork (1,1); Roseate Spoonbill ( I,K,5,6 ); California Con dor, first down (L,M,N,l,2); TurkeyVulture (L,M,N,R,S,6); White-tailed Kite, pinkish buff tint on back; hawks, sometimes tinted gray, buff and brown; Golden Eagle, sometimes with gray tips ( I,J,1,5,6); falcons (I,L,N, P,3,5,9,15); Brown Noddy, drab white or with greyish-brown on upper parts ( I,J,K,5,9,15); many owls (L,M,N,P,R,1).
Creatures of the Deep: In Search of the Sea's Monsters and the World They Live In by Erich Hoyt