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Marine Life in India

Authors (s): B.F. Chhapgar (Author)
Format: Softcover
ISBN-10: 195685148
ISBN-13: 9780195685145
Pages: xv+368p., Figures; Plates; Glossary; Appendix; Index; 24cm.
Pub. date: 01.01.2006, 1st ed.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Language (s): English
Bagchee ID: BB30989
List price: US $ 22,00
Bagchee price: US $ 19,80
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Overview for Marine Life in India

The sea covers about three-quarters of the earth's surface and houses a complex and varied set of creatures, including some as colourful as butterflies and birds. There are many that have quaint, even bizarre, habits. Some fishes, for instance, can literally 'shock' you will a high voltage electric current. Others rob their prey of poison darts and store these in their bodies to use as weapons. Yet others are experts in marksmanship, and can shoot down a target with water bullets.

There are also creatures that live in the dark ocean depths, producing their own light. Then there are marine plants that do not have a root, stem, leaves or flowers, and are so tiny that ten million could fit in a thimbleful of water. Some of these marine creatures have no relatives on land or in fresh water.

Full of such fascinating facts, illustrations, and photographs, Marine Life in India is compact, engaging, and easy-to-read. The young reader and others with an interest in marine life will find this book a valuable introduction.

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