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The Anatomy of the Sea: Over 600 Creatures of the Deep
From sharks, star-fish, and sea squirts to porpoises, penguins, and plankton, this charming compendium is swimming with exotic sea life. Over 600 specimens are presented in page after page of intricate engravings, woodcuts, and drawings from the Victorian era, the golden age of natural history. Meticulously rendered, these illustrations are paired with observations from ea ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 3rd 2005 by Chronicle Books
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This little package of a book has Victorian images of sea creatures and is broken down by scientific species, marked by color for genus/species and alphabetical within. The facts are well-chosen and intriguing, and the images reinforce many of them. A handy primer to remember the difference between anemone & urchin, skate & ray, and to find out that there are carnivorous snails...among other things.