The Blue Planet

A Natural History of the Oceans
Author: Andrew Byatt,Alastair Fothergill,Martha Holmes
Publisher: BBC Books
ISBN: 9780563384984
Category: Marine biology
Page: 384
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Ours is a watery planet, with two-thirds of its surface made up of water. Yet few places on Earth retain their secrets as well as oceans. Beyond the shorelines lies a largely undiscovered world, with its secrets only just beginning to be revealed. The Blue Planet explores this fascinating environment in all its variety, from the apparent 'desert' of the open ocean to the abyssal depths where monstrous creatures lurk in the darkness. The Blue Planet is divided into seven chapters, each focusing on a single habitat, which combine to form a comprehensive guide to the world's oceans. A series of smaller, specialist-interest books associated with The Blue Planet are being published simultaneously which each take an in-depth look at particular marine animals.

The Story of the Blue Planet


Author: Andri Snaer Magnason
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609804295
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 96
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Brimir and Hulda are best friends who live on a small island on a beautiful blue planet where there are only children and no adults. Their planet is wild and at times dangerous, but everything is free, everyone is their friend, and each day is more exciting than the last. One day a rocket ship piloted by a strange-looking adult named Gleesome Goodday crashes on the beach. His business card claims he is a “Dream.ComeTrueMaker and joybringer,” and he promises to make life a hundred times more fun with sun-activated flying powder and magic-coated skin so that no one ever has to bathe again. Goodday even nails the sun in the sky and creates a giant wolf to chase away the clouds so it can be playtime all the time. In exchange for these wonderful things, Goodday asks only for a little bit of the children’s youth—but what is youth compared to a lot more fun? The children are so enamored with their new games that they forget all the simple activities they used to love. During Goodday’s great flying competition, Hulda and Brimir fly too high to the sun and soar to the other side of planet, where they discover it is dark all the time and the children are sickly and pale. Hulda and Brimir know that without their help, the pale children will die, but first they need to get back to their island and convince their friends that Gleesome Goodday is not all that he seems. A fantastical adventure, beautifully told, unfolds in a deceptively simple tale. The Story of the Blue Planet will delight and challenge readers of all ages. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Blue Planet II


Author: James Honeyborne,Mark Brownlow
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473530075
Category: Nature
Page: 312
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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 planet. From ambush hunters such as the carnivorous bobbit worm to cuttlefish mesmerising their prey with a pulsating light display, Blue Planet II reveals the never-before-seen secrets of the ocean. With over 200 breath-taking photographs and stills from the BBC Natural History Unit's spectacular footage, each chapter of Blue Planet II brings to life a different habitat of the oceanic world. Voyages of migration show how each of the oceans on our planet are connected; coral reefs and arctic ice communities are revealed as thriving underwater cities; while shorelines throw up continual challenges to those living there or passing through. A final chapter explores the science and technology of the Ocean enterprise – not only how they were able to capture these amazing stories on film, but what the future holds for marine life based on these discoveries.

Blue planet project

technical alien research
Author: Jefersson souza
Publisher: Mantesh
ISBN: 148260051X
Category: Conspiracy theories
Page: 114
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This document is the alleged result of the actions of one or more scientists creating a covert, unauthorized notebook documenting their involvement with an Above Top Secret government program. Government publications and information obtained by the use of public tax monies cannot be subject to copyright. This document is released into the public domain for all citizens of the United States of America.

The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science, 3rd Edition

An Introduction to Earth System Science
Author: Brian J. Skinner,Barbara W. Murck
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 1118139720
Category: Science
Page: 656
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The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Sciences, 3rd Edition is an innovative text for the earth systems science course. It treats earth science from a systems perspective, now showing the five spheres and how they are interrelated. There are many photos and figures in the text to develop a strong understanding of the material presented. This along with the new media for instructors makes this a strong text for any earth systems science course.

Earth

The Blue Planet
Author: Daisy Allyn
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 1433938189
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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Presents general information about the planet Earth, including its place in the solar system, what it is made of, and its moon.

Trouble on the Blue Planet

A Visual Introduction to The Great Controversy
Author: Richard T. Edison
Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
ISBN: 0828026556
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 47
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The adventure begins with the true story of 15-year-old Derek, who has a brush with death and a chance encounter that introduces him to an unseen cosmic conflict. He sees what the forces of evil have done in the past, and what the future holds. Trouble on the Blue Planet is an engaging way to share end-time truths with both the young and the not-so-young.

Over the Blue Planet

Around the World with an Ultralight
Author: Matevz Lenarcic
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789619368312
Category: Travel
Page: 400
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The round-the-world flight of pilot Matevz Lenarcic in 2012 and his flight over the North Pole in 2013 have given rise to the idea of a monograph that would take us into the attractive, colourful and interesting world created by the diversity of the Earth.

The Blue Planet


Author: Louise B. Young
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 9780452007086
Category: Science
Page: 294
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Discusses aspects of the earth sciences, such as the magnetic field, volcanic eruptions, the Ice Age, and the formation of rocks

Water

Exploring the Blue Planet
Author: Markus Eisl,Gerald Mansberger,Paul Schreilechner
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781770858138
Category: Water
Page: 312
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Remarkable satellite photographs show where water is -- or isn't -- and how we are using it.

Blue Planet Run

The Race to Provide Safe Drinking Water to the World
Author: Rick Smolan,Jennifer Erwitt,Robert Redford
Publisher: Earth Aware Editions
ISBN: 9781601090171
Category: Nature
Page: 239
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Drawing on the work of some of the finest photojournalists in the world, Blue Planet Run: The Race to Provide Safe Drinking Water to the World focuses on the entire safe drinking water story: its origins, its implications, its heroes and its solutions.

By the Sea

A Photographic Voyage Around the Blue Planet
Author: Peter Guttman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632207990
Category: Photography
Page: 256
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Renowned travel photographer Peter Guttman takes readers on an unforgettable journey across the high seas, exploring oceanic cultures, marine life, coastal landscapes, and nautical pastimes that will capture the imagination of every beach lover, sailor, surfer, and traveler. Explore hundreds of sights and wonders such as: Enchanting harbor illuminations in Massachusetts Viking settlements in Newfoundland Vibrant Cajun festivals in the Louisiana bayous Secluded Caribbean hideaways Colorful floating villages in Southeast Asia Bright turquoise waters in Zanzibar Hot springs and lighthouses of the Oregon coast By the Sea is a vast and dazzling survey of the aquatic enchantments our planet has to offer, and it’s sure to inspire and excite. A true photographic testament to the drama, majesty, and beauty of the diverse maritime world, this visual treasury is perfect for anyone with a love of salt air. Bon voyage!

Oceans and Society

Blue Planet
Author: Samy Djavidnia,Michael Ott,Sophie Seeyave
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443861162
Category: Science
Page: 285
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“Oceans and Society: Blue Planet” (www.oceansandsociety.org) is a global initiative bringing together many ocean-observing programmes with a societal benefit focus. It was created in 2011 as a Task within the Work Plan of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). The Geneva-based GEO is a voluntary partnership of some 90 governments and 77 intergovernmental, international, and regional organisations. It is committed to integrating global observations through strengthened cooperation and coordination among global observing systems and research programmes. Blue Planet held its inaugural Symposium in Ilhabela, Brazil, in November 2012. Participants from some 25 countries, representing a diverse array of international programmes, presented and discussed issues including the coordination of and information access from global ocean observing systems for open ocean, coastal and inland ecosystems; operational ocean forecasting; applications of observations for sustainable fishery and aquaculture; and capacity building. A major outcome of the Symposium was the production of this book. The contributions to the Symposium served as a starting point, and were developed to provide a comprehensive overview of the scope and breadth of the “Oceans and Society: Blue Planet” initiative. Targeted at all stakeholders within the ocean and marine community, this volume discusses current activities and future actions and raises awareness for the further development and implementation of the Blue Planet agenda. Readers will learn more about ocean observations, how they can be integrated, and their applications to benefit society as a whole.

Secret of the Crystal Dragon

Guardians of the Blue Planet
Author: Paula Blais Gorgas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781936381418
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 154
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Guardians of the Blue Planet (Book I): While visiting her father in rural Oklahoma, twelve-year-old Myra Goodfellow finds a baby dragon from Kasan, the home planet of the Guardian Dragons of Earth. When she and Aiden (the boy next door) accidentally "dream travel" to Kasan, they must protect the baby dragon from the Red World Society, a secret alien group determined to rule both Kasan and Earth.

Blue Planet, Blue God

The Bible and The Sea
Author: Meric Srokosz,Rebecca Watson
Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 0334056330
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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The ocean dominates the surface of the earth and is in the pages of the Bible too. The Bible offers a view of the sea and the life it supports which affirms its intrinsic value to God as a good, and indeed essential, part of creation. At the same time, it also speaks perceptively of the sea’s vulnerability to damage and change. The Bible’s focus on the sea raises questions about economics and the interconnectedness of communities, whilst further references to the sea raise questions about our human-centredness and spirituality, and about our fear of chaos and disaster. In a unique collaborative project, the oceanographer Meric Srokosz and the biblical scholar Rebecca Watson not only offer environmental insights on the sea, but also connect the ocean with other key issues of broader concern—spirituality, economics, chaos, and our place in the world. Each chapter concludes with ideas for discussion and reflection, and for suggested actions in the light of the issues raised. The book will present a fresh new lens through which to view the Bible and as such inform biblical scholars, students, and preachers alike. Table of Contents: 1. The Sea and Salvation 2. The Sea and Spirituality 3. The God of the Sea and All that Fills It 4. Human Creatures and the Life of the Sea 5. The Sacred Sea 6. Coping with Chaos and Uncertainty: The ‘Chaotic’ Sea 7. The Vast, Vulnerable Sea: A Spacious Sea? 8. Economics, Hubris and Human Community: Travel and Trade on the Sea 9. Blue Planet, Blue God

Blue Mind

The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do
Author: Wallace J. Nichols
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316252077
Category: Science
Page: 352
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A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being. Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In BLUE MIND, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists, he shows how proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm, diminish anxiety, and increase professional success. BLUE MIND not only illustrates the crucial importance of our connection to water-it provides a paradigm shifting "blueprint" for a better life on this Blue Marble we call home.

Resurrection of the Blue Planet


Author: Richard Navarro
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462837120
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
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The Blue Planet

Informal International Police Networks and National Intelligence
Author: Michael D. Bayer
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9781932946260
Category: Law enforcement
Page: 181
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Mike Bayer's book, "The Blue Planet: Informal International Police Networks and National Intelligence," makes a powerful argument for why the United States needs to make better use of its federal law enforcement agencies abroad as an integral part of our national counterterrorism strategy. Bayer's book criticizes the primacy of the military/intelligence model in our foreign counterintelligence strategy, arguing that the counterterrorism role reserved for the FBI makes insufficient use of the global networking capabilities of our many other American law enforcement agencies abroad. Bayer's book makes an important contribution to the literature on international governmental networks, such as the work of Anne-Marie Slaughter and Kal Raustiala, describing the unique ability that informal networks of cooperating law enforcement agencies have to collect information about local conditions and local communities that may prove crucial in identifying terrorist threats and preventing terrorist attacks. Bayer argues that such networks have proven immensely successful in investigating organized crime, but that these capabilities have been underused against international terrorist networks. By virtue of their omnipresence around the globe, police are "natural anticipatory collectors" of vast amounts of information. They are for that reason well-placed to detect suspicious activities, particularly given the overlap between terrorist cells and criminal networks. Law enforcement personnel have a unique ability to draw on trust and a common culture with their counterparts in other countries, resulting in a regular informal interchange of useful information. Building on the work of Mathieu Deflem, Bayer recognizes the particular advantage that the police enjoy by virtue of their professional autonomy and relative independence from the centers of political decision-making. (Quoted From Defense Technical IInformation Center citation to the book on the Internet).

One Day on Our Blue Planet ... in the Savannah


Author: Ella Bailey
Publisher: One Day on Our Blue Planet
ISBN: 9781909263567
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Follows a young lion cub on his first day outside the den as he meets his aunts and cousins, plays with his dad, and learns how to stalk.

Arc Marine

GIS for a Blue Planet
Author: Dawn J. Wright
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 1589480171
Category: Science
Page: 202
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Authors of the book Arc Marine discuss results of a successful effort to create and define a data model for academic, government, military, and private oceanographers, resource managers, conservationists, geographers, nautical archaeologists, and analysts and managers of marine applications. Arc Marine is the perfect starting point for the intermediate marine student as well as a resource for the marine GIS expert. At a time when health of our oceans is seen as crucial to our existence, marine researchers have developed a data model that supports sea floor mapping, fisheries management, marine mammal tracking, monitoring shoreline change, and water temperature analysis. This book enables marine professionals to do better work.