Ocean Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of the World Under the Sea by Julia Rothman

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Julia Rothman's best-selling illustrated Anatomy series takes a deep dive into the wonders of the sea with Ocean Anatomy. Follow Rothman's inquisitive mind and perceptive eye along shorelines, across the open ocean, and below the waves for an artistic exploration of the watery universe. Through her drawings, discover how the world's oceans formed, why the sea is salty, and the forces behind oceanic phenomena such as rogue waves. Colorful anatomical profiles of sea creatures from crustacean to cetacean, surveys of seafaring vessels and lighthouses, and the impact of plastic and warming water temperatures are just part of this compendium of curiosities that will entertain and educate readers of all ages.


Also available in this series: Nature Anatomy, Farm Anatomy, Food Anatomy, and Nature Anatomy Notebook

Table of Contents:

1 A Drop in the Ocean
The Earth Is Ocean-Unique
World Ocean
Why Is the Ocean Salty?
Speed of Sound
Trade Winds
Features of the Ocean Floor
Ocean Currents
Rogue Waves
Ocean Depth Waves
2 Plenty of Fish in the Sea
Ocean Food Chain
Sun-Lit Producers
Anatomy of a Fish
Fish Facts
Schooling Fish
Predatory Fish
Anatomy of a Shark
Sharks by Size
Anatomy of a Jellyfish
Jellyfish Facts
Lifecycle of a Jellyfish
Deep Sea Creatures
3 A Whale of a Time
Anatomy of a Whale
Whales by Size
Bubble-Net Feeding
Anatomy of a Dolphin
Dolphin vs. Porpoise
Dolphin Species
Threatened Whales
4 Life's a Beach
Anatomy of a Beach
Tide Pools
Tidal Zone Ecosystem
Shell Shapes
Anatomy of a Shell
So Many Shells
Kelp Forest
Razor Clams
Shore Birds
Ocean Birds
Inshore Fish
Anatomy of a Crab
Tiny & Giant Crabs
Hermit Crabs
Anatomy of a Snail
Anatomy of a Scallop
5 Dive In!
The Ocean Floor
Sea Cucumber
Tripod Fish
Hunting Together: Grouper and Moray Eels
Basket Starfish
Anatomy of an Octopus
Inside an Octopus
Squid vs. Cuttlefish
Anatomy of a Lobster
Shrimps & Prawns
Anatomy of a Shrimp
Sea Turtle Identification
Sea Turtles
Great Migrations
6 Reef Madness
Coral Reefs
Reef Zones
Coral Polyps
Fish in Coral Reefs
The Great Barrier Reef
Anatomy of a Sea Horse
Sea Grass
7 Chill Out
Sea Ice
Life under the Ice
Sea Lion vs. Seal
Penguin Size Comparison
Polar Bears
8 From Sea to Shining Sea
Low-Impact Fishing
High-Impact Fishing
Moving Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Studying the Ocean
Studying the Sea with Alvin
Commerce on the Seas
Our Imperial Oceans
Climate Change in Numbers
Some Good News
Recommended Reading
"Timely, important, and serious information does not have to be tough to digest. The latest book in Rothman's illustrated Anatomy series, is a spectacularly appealing overview of everything to do with the ocean that presents information with beauty and charm...This lovely book will appeal to readers of all ages, whether they want to sit and read or just dip their toes in. It should be in every library's circulating collection." -- Booklist


"As usual, the book did not disappoint: beautifully done illustrations about the ocean and everything living in it." -- Book Riot


"The writing is clear, lively, and informative. Each spread is filled with a variety of colorful, appealing, and scientifically accurate drawings... A fact-filled, browsable title with strong visual appeal." -- School Library Journal

Julia Rothman is an illustrator, pattern designer, and author. Her illustrated column, Scratch, is featured biweekly in the Business section of the New York Times Sunday edition. In addition to working for clients such as City Target, the Washington Post, and MTA Arts & Design, she has her own lines of wallpaper, stationery, fabric, and dishware. Rothman has authored, coauthored, and illustrated twelve books including Ocean AnatomyNature Anatomy, Nature Anatomy NotebookFood Anatomy, and Farm Anatomy. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Storey Publishing

Pub Date: April 28, 2020

0.8" H x 8.9" L x 6.4" W

208 pages