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Secrets of the Seas A Journey into the Heart of the Oceans by Alex Mustard, Callum Roberts
  

Secrets of the Seas A Journey into the Heart of the Oceans

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A superb visual celebration of life within and beneath the world's seas and oceans. This beautiful book gathers together a selection of his award-winning images and a number of new ones to create a vivid picture of the seas and oceans and the animals that inhabit them, each chapter accompanied by a 1500 word essay and extended captions written by leading natural history writer, Professor Callum Roberts.

Synopsis

Secrets of the Seas A Journey into the Heart of the Oceans by Alex Mustard, Callum Roberts

Our seas are host to an extraordinary variety of plant and animal life, but much of it remains mysterious and great imagery is surprisingly hard to find. Alex Mustard is one of the world's leading underwater photographers and his images are so crisp and immediate that the animals seem to swim out of the water towards you. The text addresses the issue of change in the oceans along with tales of oceanography, marine life and human history in the seas and aims to help the reader to get to know the oceans, understand how marine animals live their lives and how they have, are and may well adapt to change.

Reviews

'[An] arresting set of sea life portraits, each of which could easily stand alone as a character study... This isn't just a two-dimensional aquarium for your coffee table but a study of our oceans and seas, past and present and tentative future.' National Geographic Traveller

About the Author

Alex Mustard has been taking underwater photographs for 30 years. In 2013 he was named European Wildlife Photographer of the Year and was a category winner in the UK Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. His last book, Reefs Revealed, won the International Grand Prize for the best book of underwater photographs.

Callum Roberts is Professor of Marine Conservation at the University of York in the UK and is author of two award winning books, The Unnatural History of the Sea and Ocean of Life: How our Seas are Changing. For the last 25 years he has used science to make the case for stronger protection for marine life at both national and international levels.

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Book Info

Publication date

22nd September 2016

Author

Alex Mustard, Callum Roberts

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Publisher

Featherstone an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Hardback
240 pages

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ISBN

9781472927613

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