Wonders of the Deep By the Editors of LIFE

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The Astonishing Splendor of the Seven Seas

Beneath the waves of Earth’s oceans lives a staggering variety of living things, animals enormous and small, beautiful and frightening, along with the plants that help support this astonishingly diverse ecosystem. This remarkable, mysterious underwater world is captured in wondrous photography and equally vivid words in Wonders of the Deep: The Astonishing Splendor of the Seven Seas (Time Home Entertainment, Inc.; Nov. 13, 2012, hardcover; $29.95/$32.95).

Wonders of the Deep features stunning photographs from some of the world’s most respected nature photographers, who have captured the wonders of the world below in all their colorful glory. It is a world of hunters and prey, sharks that strike fear, whales that inspire awe and spooky-looking creatures that hardly look real. Readers will learn about the hidden life of mollusks, meet the denizens of the deepest ocean depths and get up close and personal with everything from rays and jellyfish to dophins and penguins. They will even encounter a sea hag or two.

In addition to exploring the menagerie of sea creatures, Wonders of the Deep takes a journey down to visit some notable shipwrecks, the haunting man-made features of the underwater landscape. They remain a focus of exploration and fascination for both scuba divers in search of adventure and treasure hunters seeking fortunes.

About LIFE

The editors at LIFE vigorously carry on the traditions of excellence in photography, journalism and storytelling about our country and our world, which began with the founding of LIFE magazine in 1936 by editor and publisher Henry R. Luce. They have published books on a broad range of subjects, including New York Times bestsellers One Nation, The American Journey of Barack Obama, and Michael Jackson; they are also the creators of the original, best-selling Picture Puzzle series. The LIFE channel on TIME.com features LIFE’s legendary photo archives.

Wonders of the Deep
By the Editors of Life
Time Home Entertainment, Inc.
$29.95/$32.95; Hardcover; ISBN 1-60320-229-3

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