New True: New Non Fiction

By Liz A. RSS Wed, August 27, 2008

 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

 


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I love the photos :) woon
woon - sg
Saturday, September 27, 2008

Just wondering how my own photography would go in a hard cover coffee table book? And how many photos does it take to get a book out? I guess it all depends on the size of the book, but someday I'd love to do it. That book looks fabulous by the way. Thanks! The printable calendar dude
Martin Hurley - Trang, Thailand
Sunday, September 28, 2008

Speaking of environment and the ocean, Long Beach Island has an environmental group called Alliance for a Living Ocean. They are just a hop, skip and a jump across the bridge from Philadelphia. They are all about keeping the ocean and waters clean and educating others. This book made me think of them.
Deb - New Jersey
Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Please support green Earth, it's our only place to live! Reuse and Recycle!
Joe - Phil
Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I love this book. As this post says, it is really a big book! The pictures are just great and there was a lot of interesting info. I spent my summers growing up in and I have always been fascinated by the sea. This book opened up the mysterious depths to me in a truly wonderful way!
Don - New Jersey
Monday, October 20, 2008

i will be read one the book name is cortoon this book or dance thank/
li shi ming - Example: Philadelphia
Tuesday, November 4, 2008

This book is great. Reminds me of the book from the movie "Rushmore" when Max Fisher gives it to the first grade teacher he has a crush on.
Kevin Kay - Norwalk
Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Great coffee table .Loads of great pictures that one can look at for ever.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

very good book
abby - new york
Sunday, February 8, 2009

Having just read Al Gores book it's nice to see books like this coming out. It may only be a few years before some of the natural wonders of our world are only to be found in books. Sadly our government doesn't seem to agree, and is doing little to work on the problem. Treasure books like this.
Natural Skin Care - Southern Ocean
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Oh, man this book is absolutely superb! It makes me sad to think that here in Australia the Great Barrier Reef is being destroyed by severe coral bleaching with very little action from the government. This dire scenario has been projected to get much, much worse forward with a new startling and controversial prediction that indicates that all coral reefs will decimated by 2050, and that The Great Barrier Reef's coral will be 95% dead. Thats just makes me want to buy a copy of this book for all of our politicians
John - Melbourne
Thursday, March 26, 2009

Nice book! Beautiful view of the new world but what about the environment that is being polluted day by day? I've always been supporting the efforts put in to save environment. The deleterious effects of global warming is the outcome of pollution in the environment. The facilities can considerably reduce the level of the waste and can thus reduce the frequency of waste disposal! I love your concept of your book
Ronald - Example: Philadelphia
Friday, April 3, 2009

I've read your review of the book "Ocean" which seems to be creating beautiful picture of nature. But I'm much worried about the environmental problems with rising effects of global warming. This makes me think of .
Picasso Wiliams - Philadelphia
Friday, April 3, 2009

we are always looking at the earth as a combination of the object which we can see around us.These mountains,rivers,desert etc.we always find overselves trying to run for money,our [url="http://consolidatingstudentloans4u.110mb.com"]debt/loan [/url]problems,our bread and butter and we havnt any time to relax ourselves.We have become materialistic.We never looked in the charm of the ocean.The beauty which lies beneath itand this book explain this beauty to its utmost depth a must read book it an advice from a [url="http://ajgarments.110mb.com"]uniform [/url]dude
Joseph - new york
Saturday, May 2, 2009

Sorry for the bad formatting in my previous post but i couldnt check it bcz there was no preview option.
joseph - newyork
Saturday, May 2, 2009

I love this book. the book opened up the mysterious depths to me in a truly wonderful way! regards,
aaron - Philadelphia
Monday, May 4, 2009

I love ocean and this book looks very interesting.
- LA
Monday, May 4, 2009

I love this type of book - not hard work to look at and concentrate on when you just want to relax with a mug of coffee and it would look great on a solid
Rick - UK
Monday, May 11, 2009

I love this type of book and it would look great on a solid - not hard work to look at and concentrate on when you just want to relax with a mug of coffee
Rick - UK
Monday, May 11, 2009

Its really an excellent book with an in depth analysis of under water life..When we get free from our and then we must have a look at them
Richard - Philadelphia
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Its really an excellent book with an in depth analysis of under water life..When we get free from our and then we must have a look at them to get relaxed
Richard - Philadelphia
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The ocean is unbelievably huge and diverse. This cannot cover all forms of life that exist around, above, and beneath the waves. But what it does cover, it covers exceptionally well. If you love the Ocean, you won't be sorry you got it.
Lance - canada
Thursday, June 4, 2009

This is definitely the sort of publication that shows how beautiful the environment is how important it is for us to save it.
Green - AU
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Great pictures, really enjoyed them. I teach and I would love to use some of your pictures
Dominic - Colorado
Friday, July 3, 2009

Great pictures, really enjoyed them. I teach and I would love to use some of your pictures
Dominic - Colorado
Friday, July 3, 2009

I love the ocean. I want to soon have a nice saltwater fish tank in my house too!
Lace - Baltimore
Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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Luciano - Chile
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Truly incredible adventures in this book. So many kinds of life down there, and even more that we don't know about.. yet:) -
Grant - phoenix, az
Friday, September 25, 2009

It certainly looks like a Good book.
Josh - Long Beach Island
Saturday, November 7, 2009

Yes very interesting
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Monday, November 9, 2009

"Ocean: The World's Last Wilderness Revealed" is over 500 pages of beautiful color photos, vivid illustrations and fascinating information. This vast book is best enjoyed by skipping around the hundreds of individual articles rather than reading it straight through. There are four sections: The first section addresses ocean chemistry, tides, circulation, weather, climate, and underwater geography. The second section is dedicated to the diversity of ocean environments, from swamps to sea beds to Norwegian fjords. The final section contains atlases of the oceans and seas, including currents, depths and sea-floor topography. But the main section presents over 200 pages of marine life in exquisite detail, including coral, whales, plankton, jellyfish, sharks, crabs, fish, turtles, kelp and more. The articles illustrate how various forms of sea life interact, feed, survive and defend themselves. The book seems to avoid environmental politics, but it does discuss the relationship between man and ocean. The articles address pollution, fisheries, and the harvesting of wild fish. I would have enjoyed more anthropocentric discussion of the benefits of fish and fish oil, mercury levels in fish, selection of the best fish for food (low in mercury, sustainably harvested and wild caught). For example, there could have been more info why wild salmon oil is the supplement or the health benefits of low-mercury oily fish like anchovies, sardines and wild salmon (not farm-raised salmon). In this book, the vastness of the ocean dwarfs man, and perhaps that is intentional given the book's subtitle. Overall, this is a beautiful coffee-table book. It is not huge in width, but it is thick with short articles and big pictures in a modern graphical format. The hardcover is currently available at Amazon for an excellent price. An excellent gift for a would-be oceanographer or marine biologist or anyone who enjoys nature.
Karen - Chicago
Sunday, January 10, 2010

Karen - Chicago
Sunday, January 10, 2010

Very nice pictures in the book! I love them. - Best books.
Jane - Branson
Sunday, January 24, 2010

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

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Paul - Jefferson
Sunday, January 24, 2010

Things of nature are very good for promoting peace and . Thanks for sharing this book. These types of books are great to read during your down time or even better, during a time when you actually need some down time!
Michelle - New York
Thursday, January 28, 2010

Things of nature are very good for promoting peace and . Thanks for sharing this book. These types of books are great to read during your down time or even better, during a time when you actually need some down time!
Michelle - New York
Thursday, January 28, 2010

I love looking at ocean and nature pictures while listening to soothing sounds from my . A cup of coffee, a sound machine, and a great book with photos. A perfect day!
Melinda - Atlanta
Sunday, February 21, 2010

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Melinda - Atlanta
Sunday, February 21, 2010

I love these types of books, there is also a good book on the human body at a microscopic level called life. Colm from
Colm - Ireland
Friday, March 12, 2010

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Friday, March 19, 2010

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Kat - Singapore
Friday, March 19, 2010

I agree with one of the others, with more attention on ecological issues now and with books like Al Gores book now there is a growing movement towards understanding our environment. Nice book
- London
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Adorable photos :)
Sam - Brisbane, Australia
Monday, May 10, 2010

It is indeed a great book with extraordinary images.
Richard - LR
Sunday, July 11, 2010



Snell Helmets - New York City
Sunday, August 15, 2010

I m a big fan of sea fishes and this book is one of the best. Olivier.
Olivier - Paris
Monday, September 13, 2010

This book is a fantastic example of the power of great photography. The power to convey a poignant message through static visual media that serves to give impacting gravity to the words that are used, but that require few words if any.
Ivan D - Philadelphia
Tuesday, October 26, 2010


test - Olney
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Very well done. Engaging presentation throughout the book.
DP Snmarts - Springfield
Thursday, October 28, 2010

I m a big fan of sea fishes and this book is one of the best. Olivier.
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I love to photograph everything I can, and there is no doubt that visual stimulation makes everything more interesting. I enjoy sitting down in the morning, looking through a well-written book illustrated with beautiful photographs while drinking a cup of coffee from my brewer to get my day off to a good start. Thanks for reminding me of the beauty of photography in books.
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

That giant jelly fish frightens me. I have written my own book -
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