The worlds shores, seas, and oceans are home to thousands of different species, from the mightiest sharks to jewel-like reef fish and armoured crabs. This book provides an indispensable guide to a wide range of fascinating marine creatures. By including representative examples from all of the worlds major marine families, from starfish and anemones through to fish, squid, octopuses, whales and dolphins, Expert Guide: Marine Life offers a truly comprehensive overview of creatures from every sea and ocean and gives a sense of the incredible diversity of underwater life.
Each of the 300 creatures is illustrated with detailed full-color artwork. Entries are arranged by family, with each family section containing examples of the key species. For easy reference, each entry includes a table of information showing scientific name, order and family, features, habitat, distribution, diet, and breeding.
A handy reference guide for students as well as general readers, Expert Guide: Marine Life will fascinate and inform anyone with an interest in the natural world.
300 species featured, with examples from every major marine family
Superbly illustrated with detailed, full-colour artworks
Table of information for each species includes diet, habitat, and distribution
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About the authors:
After studying natural sciences at Cambridge University, Michael Wright became a full-time writer and editor, specializing in science, technology, natural history, and health. He has written and produced numerous books on these and related subjects, for young people and adults. He lives in London.
Giles Sparrow studied at Imperial College, London, before becoming a freelance science writer and editor. He has contributed to several multi-author encyclopedias and partworks and is the author of a series of reference books for children and adults.
He lives in London.