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The Continental Shelf (Life in the Sea)


It is only natural for people to be fascinated by the sea. Life originated in the oceans, and more than one-half of the people on Earth reside within 50 miles of the sea. However, even though we have sent explorers to the moon and other regions of space, we still know little about the frontier that surrounds us. The engaging new "Life in the Sea" set provides young readers with current, accessible information about the sea and its creatures. This comprehensive resource on the ocean's inhabitants presents living things in their physical habitats, emphasizing the relationship between marine biology and marine ecology. Each volume focuses on one specific area of the marine world, discussing its physical characteristics, the living things found there, and the impact humans have on the area. The perfect companion to "Facts On File's Life On Earth" set (see facing page), this invaluable reference presents a well-rounded view of marine life.


The Continental Shelf  is a fascinating examination of the physical features and biology of the marine environments that surround each of the world's landmasses

This straightforward title provides young readers with accessible information about exciting discoveries and developments essential to understanding the continental shelf, as well as raises awareness about the relationship between people and the sea.

Coverage includes:

  • Characteristics of the seafloor
  • Fish
  • Food chains
  • The human impact on the continental shelf
  • Microbes and plants
  • Mollusks, crustaceans, tunicates, and echinoderms
  • Reptiles, birds, mammals
  • Sponges, jellyfish, and worms.

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