New York: Abradale Press/ Harry N. Abrams, INC., 1985. First Edition (presumed). Outsize Hardcover. USED - Near Fine. White cloth boards with grey lettering to front board and spine. Minimal wear to boards. Clean, unmarked, bright. Binding is tight and square. Corners sharp. Maps and diagrams. Colour plates. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. 23.5 x 30 x 4 cm. 446 pp. / Very Good. Front panel and spine is sun faded, otherwise little signs of wear/ use. Item #13693
The ocean world - a mysterious realm filled with beauty and drama - is captured in this magnificent and comprehensive volume, a virtual encyclopedia of the undersea world. No better guide to that world can be found than Jacques Cousteau, its most famous explorer/ In the inimitable fashion that has earned him an audience numbering in the hundreds of millions around the world, he sets out the fascinating story of the oceans in fact, lore, and legend.
Eighteen lively chapters cover all aspects of life in the sea: evolution, reproduction, foodgetting, motion in the sea, communication, attach and defense mechanisms, legends and tales, life in the polar regions and in the abyss, and the future of the oceans.
385 illustrations, including 361 plates in full colour.