This illustrated catalogue of water animals - from dolphins and whales to marine and freshwater fish - includes descriptions of the physical characteristics, life cycles, survival status and reproductive behaviour of aquatic life. It also examines coral and more primitive marine life forms.
Detailed, comprehensive coverage of thousands of underwater species, among them barracudas, piranhas, sharks, octopuses, corals, sponges, jellyfish, and leeches, describing the distribution, habitat, anatomy, behaviour, breeding, and conservation status of groups.
This new Encyclopedia of Coastal Science stands as the latest authoritative source in the field of coastal studies, making it the standard reference work for specialists and the interested lay person. Unique in its interdisciplinary approach. This Encyclopedia features contributions by 245 well-known international specialists in their respective fields and is abundantly illustrated with line-drawings and photographs.