Oceans by Paul Rose
Exploring the Hidden Depths of the Underwater World

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The oceans are the single most important feature of our planet. They shape our climate, our culture, and our future. Yet their depths have remained a mysterious and unchartered expanse. This book, which accompanies a major BBC television series, draws on the most exciting stories from the fields of subaquatic archaeology, geology, marine biology, and anthropology to reveal an astonishing landscape of forgotten shipwrecks, submerged volcanoes, and hidden caves. For Oceans, explorer Paul Rose and his team of expert divers filmed fluorescence in Red Sea corals for the very first time and explored the undisturbed waters of the Black Hole off the Bahamas. They witnessed rarely seen behavior in sperm whales in the Sea of Cortez and discovered a potentially unknown species below the arctic ice pack. Undertaking thrilling and often dangerous dives, Rose and his team reveal the importance of the oceans to human existence—and at the same time trace the possible consequences of climate change on their delicate balance. Beautifully illustrated with more than 160 color photographs, Oceans unravels the mysteries of the deep and provides illuminating insights into this vast undersea domain.

"It is my sincere hope that this work will make more urgent the chorus of voices crying out to save the oceans."—From the foreword, by Philippe Cousteau

Copub: BBC
 

About Paul Rose

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Paul Rose, the expedition leader and co-presenter of the BBC television series,Oceans, is a polar guide, professional diver, mountaineer, engineer and yacht skipper. He was the base commander of the British Antarctic Survey, and was awarded both the Queen's Polar Medal and the US Polar Medal. Paul ran the US Navy's diver training programme at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center and trained emergency response dive teams, including the police, fire department and underwater recovery teams. He has presented several other television series, includingVoyages of Discovery,Climate ChangeandTake One Museum. Anne Lakinghas worked in science programming at the BBC for 20 years and has been an executive producer in science programming for eight years. Her factual and science programmes have won a number of awards including a BAFTA, several Royal Television Society awards and two Beijing Golden Dragon awards. Anne was the executive producer of the award-winningHorizon:The Mystery of the Persian MummyandAlternative Medicinefor BBC2, as well as the landmark BBC4 science seriesTime,Light Fantastic, andVisions.She is the executive producer ofOceans.
 
Published October 2, 2008 by BBC Books. 240 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Arts & Photography, Travel. Non-fiction

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