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The world's oceans are teeming with amazing animals, and The Magnificent Book of Ocean Creatures brings this undersea world into the reader's hands with dazzling, oversized illustrations and captivating facts. Each of the 36 animals is presented in full color, accompanied by interesting information about how it survives in its natural habitat. Key characteristics of each creature are also presented in fact boxes for easy reference. From the reclusive giant squid and the awe-inspiring blue whale to the colorful insulamon freshwater crab and the mysterious oarfish, the magnificent creatures of the oceans lie in wait on these pages.
Tom Jackson has been a writer for 20 years. He has written more than 100 books and contributed to many more, covering everything from axolotls to zoroastrianism. His specialties are natural history, technology and all things scientific. Tom studied zoology at Bristol University and has had spells working in zoos and as a conservationist. He’s mucked out polar bears and fed the penguins, planted trees in Somerset, surveyed Vietnamese jungle and rescued wildlife from drought in Africa. Writing jobs have also taken him to the Galápagos Islands, the Amazon rain forest, the coral reefs of Indonesia and the Sahara Desert. Today, Tom lives in Bristol, England, with his wife and three children, and can be found mostly in the attic.
Val Walerczuk is a professional artist with international experience in Poland, the USA, Germany, and now the UK. He has attended a few schools of art, but believes that primarily being self-taught has enabled him to succeed. His passion is the creation of all kinds of illustrations, photographs and artworks with accuracy and attention to detail, and he believes that anything is possible when it comes to creating art. He lives in London.