Part of the new ‘Luxe Nature’ gift-line series from Reed New Holland, this is a beautiful collection of artworks and inspirational quotes about ocean wildlife from around the world, from fishes and whales to seals, octopuses, seabirds and starfish. Oceans cover more than two-thirds of the surface of the Earth. They support an unbelievable amount of life, from the plankton-rich waters of the Arctic and Antarctic to coral reefs which can hold more species than an equivalent area of rainforest. Of course, this watery world is hidden from the eyes of most humans, which perhaps explains why we choose to treat the planet’s seas as a giant waste bin! This book is a celebration of the world’s ocean life. It covers creatures of the shores such as birds, seals and molluscs, together with fishes, squid, octopus, cetaceans and many more life forms which inhabit the shallows and the deeper seas. It shows watercolour paintings and other artworks of ocean wildlife and pairs them with quotes that cover everything from deep philosophical thoughts to comments that will make the reader laugh out loud. So prepare for a journey around the world’s oceans – from the tropics to the polar regions, and from coral reefs to the deepest depths.
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