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Blue Planet II

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  193 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Take a deep breath and dive into the mysteries of the ocean.

Our understanding of ocean life has changed dramatically in the last decade, with new species, new behaviours, and new habitats being discovered at a rapid rate. Blue Planet II, which accompanies an epic 7-part series on BBC1, is a ground-breaking new look at the richness and variety of underwater life across our
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published October 19th 2017 by BBC Books
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Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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"We are at a unique stage in our history. Never before have we had such an awareness of what we are doing to the planet, and never before have we had the power to do something about it. Surely we have a responsible to care for our blue planet. The future of humanity, and, indeed, of all life on Earth, now depends on us." - David Attenborough

This is a beautiful companion book to the phenomenal "Blue Planet II" documentary series. They stand well on their own, but the cinematic achievement of the
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Take a deep breath and dive into the mysteries of the ocean...
This is a beautiful book that should be placed in everyone’s bookshelves. The photography is wonderful and I definitely learned a lot while reading through it.
Janice Bridger
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So beautiful- I keep looking at the fantastic photos- I want to keep it but it’s a library book! The writing with it is poetic in places but it’s more negative than the TV programme. The last word is left up to Sir David- we know what we are doing so we need to get on and save the oceans. Another plus it has lots about sperm whales around Sri Lanka!
Jan 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
A beautiful and extremely important series!!
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this

the photography is phenomenal and the info that goes with it is really insightfuly

I didn't give it 5 stars just because there was quite a lot of it that I wasn't interested in but for the most part it was amazing
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Blue Planet II is an absolutely gorgeous book. Even if you don't read a word and simply flip through the photos you'll still learn a tremendous amount about the amazing animals and life that inhabit our oceans and seas. As a fan of the show, I knew I would find this book interesting, but I thought it was a great addition to the popular documentary series.

I think the authors did a good job addressing environmental concerns without being overly political. It's hard to argue with them when their r
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I feel like this book includes things not talked about in the show. In general, each topic itself is covered in the show and I remember each of them, but little fact tidbits, I'm not sure. It was cool to read, as a refresher and to gain new information. Gorgeous pictures, and some really cute ones of otters, and awesome ones of sharks. I almost like the book better than the show actually, though BPII in general is better than BPI. Having a whole chapter/episode dedicated to the changes occurring ...more
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love the Blue Planet documentaries and was very excited to see this book at the library. The book did not disappoint. The pictures were exquisite and the text filled in plenty of gaps that the show had to cut. Nature is just amazing. From worms that look like something out of a horror movie to whales that protect sea lions from orcas, this book has it all. As my wife pointed out in her review, the book does go over a lot of the environmental issues facing the oceans today, but does it in a res ...more
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
The book Blue Planet II by James Honeyborne can be classified as a nonfiction book and is intended for ages 10 and up; this book has yet to win any awards. This book is about our oceans and the life that lives in it. I rated this book four stars because the real time photography was exceptional. I like that even though there is a lot of facts to cover the author left lots of room for the pictures of the undersea creatures. I like that each paragraph has a sub topic which is nicely laid out. I th ...more
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A book full of wonderful photos and text to accompany the amazing BBC TV series. However, the book has a very important message - we cannot keep treating our oceans as a limitless supply or a dumping ground. We have to start respecting them and caring for them, and in return they will provide for us. The text and photos highlight the dangers of plastic pollution and the fact that it has reached the remotest parts of the oceans. But there are also lots of superb, uplifting photos and stories, and ...more
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really good book with lots of information about the ocean. I particularly enjoyed the sections on the types of creatures living in the twilight zone. The writing was informative without being dry. However it is not always an easy read. The book highlights how much mankind is affecting the ocean especially with plastics and reinforcement of the coast. It's something that has lingered with me and has made a lasting impression.
Nathan Sinclair
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great photo book, but for the most part, it was basically just a written down version of the TV series. I had hoped that it would go into greater detail than what the series itself had touched on, and there was a bit of that in the final chapter, but I wanted more. Still a very enjoyable way to relive it though.
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you were mesmerized by the fascinating television series presented by David Attenborough, then this is the perfect book for you. I was impressed with the both the background information provided and the stills from the series. The photos, as expected, are breath-taking! The final chapters were thought provoking,especially for those among us that are passionate about conservation.
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Wow I loved this ! I read it all in one sitting , the photography is stunning . This is such an important read as we all need to take a look at how we could better look after the environment and how our daily actions affect marine life.
Stefanie Wolput
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Zeer mooi geïllustreerd boek, met duidelijke boeiende uitleg over verscheidene topics in verband met onze oceanen. Zeer educatief op een enorm leuke manier! Prachtig boek!
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing

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“Although the ocean has been studied since ancient times, it was not until we put satellites into Earth orbit and looked back at our planet that we began to appreciate their role in [our] wellbeing.

The oceans are the Earth’s life-support system.

They help regulate the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the air we breathe, influence our weather and the climate, and so deliver the water we drink, provide a substantial amount of the food we eat, and they could be
Sophie Crane
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: animals, film-tv
A perfect accompaniment to the recent BBC TV documentary, The book adds even more information and detail, with over 300 pages packed with text and more than 200 photographs and stills from the BBC series. There are seven chapters in total, each one linked to an episode in the TV series, although you don't need to have watched it before reading the book. There's also additional snippets of info from behind-the-scenes, revealing how some of that jaw-dropping footage is captured, and some insightfu ...more
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Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I luv the ocean

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