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By Erich Hoyt

ISBN-10: 1770852816

ISBN-13: 9781770852815

Praise for the 1st version:

"More than an image e-book ... Hoyt's based writing offers either the historic heritage for deep-sea exploration and an ecological viewpoint on existence within the ocean's depths."
-- American Scientist

"A significant bestiary ... and a reminder of ways little we really learn about the seas surrounding us."
-- well known technological know-how

Winner, notable Nonfiction e-book of the Year
-- American Society of newshounds and Authors, Inc., ny

during this up to date and extended version of Creatures of the Deep, award-winning nature and technology author Erich Hoyt offers readers a glimpse of the fantastic number of creatures present in the inner most components of the sea. Weaving jointly info from the most recent clinical examine 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 ft down.

Hoyt unravels the advanced predator-prey relationships, from "killer" copepods to battles among huge squid and sperm whales, providing compelling pix of animals which are beautifully tailored denizens of a depressing high-pressure global. There are lifestyles types, self sufficient of sun and photosynthesis, which flourish round the sizzling, sulfurous deep-sea vents within the incredible rift valley of the mid-ocean ridge, the world's longest mountain variety. Surviving in stipulations that seem to be just about the very soup of primordial Earth, those microbes became the foundation for the most recent learn into Earth's origins. totally illustrated with terrific underwater imagery.

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