Ocean : The World’s Last Wilderness Revealed / American Museum of Natural History
I LOVE big, new, glossy, non-fiction books—the kind that are so big you’d most definitely knock someone out with if you whacked them with it (not recommended). Books that you can lose yourself for hours reading up on interesting facts about a topic (recommended). No one does this better than Dorling Kindersley (better known by their red logo of an open book with DK on the pages).
The DK people ensured my eternal devotion when I was a kid in elementary school with their books on everything from Ancient Greece to Jungle Animals. They have succeeded in keeping me as a lifetime fan with their “grown-up” books.
My new favorite is Ocean. Featuring page after page (512 to be exact) of beautiful (and sometimes scary) photos of giant clams, starfish, whales, sea lions, coral reefs, and everything in between, this book is engaging, fascinating, and with captions for every picture, informative. It covers anything that anyone could possibly want to know about the ocean, from the evolution of the ocean, to costal landscapes, to whale migrations, to the relationship between oceans and climate.
I want this book. We have this book. Come get this book. Just make sure you have some time to pour over it. You’ll be hooked on DK, too. I promise.
Call Number: 551.46 Oc2d