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The world of the ocean depths

by Robert Silverberg

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Published by Meredith Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Marine biology,
  • Oceanography,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Research

  • About the Edition

    A survey of the advances in pioneering and charting the hidden valleys of the sea, describing also the marine life uncovered in the ocean depths.

    Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 149-152.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH91.15 .S52
    The Physical Object
    Pagination156 p.
    Number of Pages156
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24844547M
    LC Control Number68011909
    OCLC/WorldCa167495

    The following table lists the world's oceans and seas, according to area and average depth, including the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Arctic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Bering Sea, and more. About Pacific Ocean: The Facts: Area: 64,, sq mi (,, sq km). Max. depth: 10, m (35, ft). Major ports and cities: Panama City, San José, Acapulco.

    The World Ocean or Global Ocean (colloquially the sea or the ocean) is the interconnected system of Earth's oceanic waters, and comprises the bulk of the hydrosphere, covering ,, square kilometres or ,, square miles (%) of Earth's surface, with a total volume of roughly 1,,, cubic kilometres (,, cubic miles).   Scientists have discovered a new ultra-black fish in the depths of the ocean. Researchers have discovered 16 new species of fish that live deep within the ocean. The fish — called ultra-black fish — absorb % of light, which means they look like shadows when .

    At the bottom of each ocean, the expedition conducted a sonar-mapping exercise to survey the watery depths, forming part of the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed Project to map the world's. The book follows some children as they explore the depths of the ocean, how pressure works on the human body and even gives a curs But for those who want to chance it or even skip some of the science terms than that can also make for an interesting variation/5(3).


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Just as humans scale the highest mountains, they also explore the deepest depths of the world's oceans. In this lavish atlas, a variety of maps depict the fascinating geographical landmarks of the ocean floor: volcanoes that rise suddenly from the deep ocean; seamounts and ridges that contain rich mineral deposits; shipwrecks (the Titanic is only one example among many); and marine life in the /5(9).

The World of the Ocean Depths [Robert Silverberg] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. As reflected in the number of companion books being published (e.g., Deborah Cramer's Smithsonian Ocean), the world's oceans appear to be a hot topic for television specials and museum galleries.

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The Depths of the Ocean: A General Account of the Modern Science of Oceanography Based Largely on the Scientific Researches of the Norwegian Steamer Michael Sars in the North Atlantic [Hjort, JohanMurrayJohn Sir, Appellof, Jakob Johan Adolf ] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The Depths of the Ocean: A General Account of the Modern Author: Johan Hjort. It’s been one discovery after another for Canadian scientists exploring the ocean depths a few hundred kilometres off the coast of Vancouver Island. On. An ocean is a body of water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere.

On Earth, an ocean is one of the major conventional divisions of the World are, in descending order by area, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern (Antarctic), and Arctic Oceans. The phrases "the ocean" or "the sea" used without specification refer to the interconnected body of salt water covering the.

The world of the ocean depths by Robert Silverberg,Meredith Press edition, in English - [1st ed.].Pages: The Mariana Trench or Marianas Trench is located in the western Pacific Ocean about kilometres ( mi) east of the Mariana Islands; it is the deepest oceanic trench on Earth.

It is crescent-shaped and measures about 2, km (1, mi) in length and 69 km (43 mi) in width. The maximum known depth is 10, metres (36, ft) (± 25 metres [82 ft]) ( miles) at the southern end of a. "In this delightful book, Kevin Peter Hand takes readers from the depths of Earth's oceans to those of the outer solar system, describing encounters with magical, alien-like creatures at the bottom of the Atlantic and offering informed speculations about what life could be like in the subsurface oceans.

If spread over the whole surface of the earth the average depth would be m. m: Kester, Dana R. The World Oceans, World Book Encyclopedia Vol edition. "The world ocean has an average depth of ft ( meters). ". The late undersea explorer sets out the fascinating story of the oceans in fact, lore, and legend.

An eyepopping, beautifully designed volume, brimming over with glorious full-color photographs of the ocean's bounty and its most secret underwater habitats, this book includes 18 lively chapters covering all aspects of life in the sea: evolution, reproduction, foodgetting, m/5(20).

The 5 Oceans by Size. Pacific (, sq km) larger map; Atlantic (85, sq km) larger map; Indian (70, sq km) larger map; Southern (21, sq km) larger map; Arctic (15, sq km) larger map; Greatest Depths in the Ocean. Mariana Trench, Paci ft Puerto Rico Trench, Atlan ft Java Trench, Ind ft Arctic Basin, Arc ft.

First the book called Atlas of the Oceans has a brief section on each of the oceans of the world (Arctic, Atlantic, Inddian, Pacific and Southern) Next the book discusses has a Section called Blue Planet which covers a diversity of subjects including how oceans are formed, the ocean floor, plate tectonics, the ring of fire in the pacific, tsunamis, ocean storms, the water cycle, oceanic winds /5(8).

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Murray, John, Sir, Depths of the ocean. Weinheim, J. Cramer; New York, Stechert-Hafner Service Agency, Into the Deep: Life Through the Depths of the Ocean: Life Through the Depths of the Ocean ().pdf writen by David Paul, Dr Mark Norman: The deepest parts of the world's oceans are in the trenches - giant canyons in the seafloor.

Even here, life thrives. From the. The deep sea or deep layer is the lowest layer in the ocean, existing below the thermocline and above the seabed, at a depth of fathoms ( m) or more.

Little or no light penetrates this part of the ocean, and most of the organisms that live there rely for subsistence on falling organic matter produced in the photic this reason, scientists once assumed that life would be sparse. The Challenger Deep is a relatively small slot-shaped depression in the bottom of a considerably larger crescent-shaped oceanic trench, which itself is an unusually deep feature in the ocean floor.

The Challenger Deep consists of three basins, each 6 to 10 km ( to mi) long, 2 km ( mi) wide, and o m (35, ft) in depth, oriented in echelon from west to east, separated by. The average depth of the ocean is ab deepest part of the ocean is called the Challenger Deep and is located beneath the western Pacific Ocean in the southern end of the Mariana Trench, which runs several hundred kilometers southwest of the U.S.

territorial island of Guam. The Pacific Ocean covers 32% of the surface area of our planet, which means that it is larger than all of the land area on Earth when combined. This ocean is usually divided into two subdivisions by the equator.

These are the Northern and the Southern Pacific Oceans. On average, the depth in the Pacific Ocean is 13, feet. Yet their depths have remained a mysterious and unchartered expanse. This book, which accompanies a major BBC television series, draws on the most exciting stories from the fields of subaquatic archaeology, geology, marine biology, and anthropology to reveal The oceans are the single most important feature of our planet.4/5(13).

This book will take you on a guided tour of the world’s five oceans, dropping in at colourful coral reefs, leafy kelp forests, tropical shores and deep undersea trenches. You’ll meet a whole host of ocean animals, and discover their amazing behaviours and survival s: