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Ocean bestiary : meeting marine life from abalone to orca to zooplankton  Cover Image Book Book

Ocean bestiary : meeting marine life from abalone to orca to zooplankton / written and illustrated by Richard J. King.

King, Richard J., (author.,, illustrator.).


"Ocean Bestiary tells the history of our relationship with the sea, one animal at a time, from A to Z. From the earliest Polynesian navigators to the pilots of deep-sea submersibles today, humans have been exploring the globe's most dominant and inaccessible ecosystem and bringing home to those ashore breathtaking accounts of what they observed. Jumping off from the stories of whalemen, pirates, explorers, immigrants, naturalists, writers, painters, and cruiser-sailors-some famous, some entirely unknown and unpublished-this little book examines and shares what it was they saw. Ocean Bestiary crosses a range of geographies and oceanic environments, from shallows to depths and including coral reefs, upwelling zones, and more. It covers an equally wide rangeof organisms as well, from tiny zooplankton to immense whales. In playful prose, Richard J. King unfurls his stories and their relevance today for our understanding of environmental history, the history of marine biology, and our shifting perceptions ofthe ocean"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780226818030
  • ISBN: 0226818039
  • Physical Description: xi, 308 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Chicago ; The University of Chicago Press, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-295) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Abalone -- Achiteuthis dux -- Beluga -- Chinstrap penguin -- Dolphinfish -- Electric ray -- Flaying fish -- Frigatebird -- Grampus -- Green turtle -- Guanay cormorant -- Halibut -- Horse -- Isurus oxyrinchus -- Juan Fernaandez crawfish -- Killer whale --Louisiana shrimp -- Mother Carey's chicken -- New Zealand sea lion -- Noddy -- Octopus -- Otter -- Paper nautilus -- Parrot -- Pilot fish -- Quahog -- Right whale -- Sea cow -- Sea pickle -- Silver king -- Teredo shipworm -- Tropicbird -- Tuna -- Urchin -- Velella and the man-of-war -- Walrus -- Wandering albatross -- Whale shark -- Xiphias gladius -- Yellow-bellied sea snake -- Zooplankton.
Subject: Marine animals.
Aquatic animals.
Marine organisms.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Scenic Regional.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Scenic Regional-Pacific 591.77 KIN (Text) 3007926602 New NonFiction Available -
Scenic Regional-Sullivan 591.77 KIN (Text) 3007926610 New NonFiction Available -

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