Oceans: A scientific history of oceans and marine life
Facts On File,
Inc., New York
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Oceans: A Scientific History of Oceans and Marine Life begins by describing how the ocean surfaces were mapped, and how surveyors sailed around the continents meticulously measuring coastlines. It continues by outlining the theories with which scientists sought to explain the origin of the oceans, and of the early explorations of the ocean floor. It describes some of the animals that live in the deepest parts of the ocean, where it is perpetually dark and intensely cold. The book also describes sea monsters, some imaginary and others real.