The Deep : The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss, Hardback Book

The Deep : The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss Hardback

4.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 200 colour plates
  • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fishes (ichthyology)
  • ISBN: 9780226595665



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Very interesting and amazing pictures. I have to admit that I did not read very much of the text, but it was cool to know some of the names of the creatures and I liked some of the large quotes of famous explorers and divers.

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As a terrestrial being you are taught that most of the Earth surface is covered by water, and an average student also knows that below 100 meters there is not much light, even if still plenty of water. But the direct consequence is less obvious: most of the life of this planet lives and survives there. And this book explains how, with impressive pictures and didactic articles from a variety of experts. I learned A LOT, and initially I borrowed the book only for the pictures!

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Filled with full color photos of some scary/creepy/fascinating looking creatures from the deepest parts of the ocean, this coffee table sized book is good reading for anyone of any age with an interest in what crawls, swims, or scurries along the ocean floor. However, Lovecraft fans will be disappointed that Cthulhu does not appear in these pages.