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Best Ocean Books: The Ultimate Collection

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Ocean books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

Ocean: A Visual Encyclopedia (2015)

 Best Ocean Books: The Ultimate CollectionAn engaging visual encyclopedia for kids, packed with stunning photography and amazing facts on every aspect of ocean life.From the Arctic to the Caribbean, tiny plankton to giant whales, sandy beaches to the deepest depths, our oceans are brought to life with astonishing images, simple, stylish graphics, and crystal-clear text explanations in Ocean: A Visual Encyclopedia.DK’s Visual Encyclopedias are the first substantial series of encyclopedias aimed at young children, designed to excite and e…
Author(s): DK

Deeper Than The Ocean (2019)

 Best Ocean Books: The Ultimate CollectionDeeper than the ocean is a book of poetry diving into all the emotions of grief, love, and heart break. The book is divided into two chapters, before the death of a loved one and the life changing moments after. Emma tells her story beautifully, a story I believe a lot of people could relate to. And I believe reading something so relatable has a true healing essence to it.
Author(s): Emma Rose Harris

The Oceans Between Us (2020)

 Best Ocean Books: The Ultimate CollectionA woman is found wandering injured in London after an air raid. She remembers nothing of who she is. Only that she has lost something very precious.As the little boy waits in the orphanage, he hopes his mother will return.
Author(s): Gill Thompson

Save the Ocean (2019)

 Best Ocean Books: The Ultimate Collectionthat will stay with the reader for a lifetime.Book Extras! You won't want to miss inspiring your precious little one with this brilliant ocean tale!Perfect for ages: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and up
Author(s): Bethany Stahl

Hello Ocean (2001)

 Best Ocean Books: The Ultimate CollectionDive into this playful poem about the draw of the shore and the effect the ocean has on all five senses. Relive a day at the beach with this lovely book of memories. You can almost feel the salt spray on your face and smell the musky scent of ocean in the cool morning air. Remember how the sand squishes between your toes as the tide rushes to shore and taste the tang of the ocean on your lips. Spirited language evokes a sense of closeness and nostalgia for an old friend.
Author(s): Pam Muñoz Ryan, Mark Astrella

What You Should Know About Sharks: Shark Language, social behavior, human inter- actions, and life saving information (2019)

 Best Ocean Books: The Ultimate CollectionNever before published information on shark language and what to do to avoid, deter, or interact with sharks. A practical guide for any ocean goer should you encounter a shark or wish to increase or decrease your chances of such and experience. There is so much more to sharks than meets the eye and we are only beginning to understand them.
Author(s): Ocean Ramsey, Mr. Juan Oliphant

Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef (2004)

 Best Ocean Books: The Ultimate CollectionTeachers and parents, take note: this book is already a classic. Two geniuses–author and illustrator–came into perfect alignment to create this book. The author has kids thinking it is entertainment while adults think it is a great lesson about the ocean. The genius of the illustrator is obvious. With painstaking detail each illustration is created entirely of polymer clay, then photographed, creating a 3-D impression of tremendous vitality.
Author(s): Marianne Berkes, Jeanette Canyon

Night Sky with Exit Wounds (2016)

 Best Ocean Books: The Ultimate Collection"There is a powerful emotional undertow to these poems that springs from Mr. Vuong's sincerity and candor, and from his ability to capture specific moments in time with both photographic clarity and a sense of the evanescence of all earthly things." In his haunting and fearless debut, Ocean Vuong walks a tightrope of historic and personal violences, creating an interrogation of the American body as a borderless space of both failure and triumph.
Author(s): Ocean Vuong

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel (2014)

 Best Ocean Books: The Ultimate CollectionA brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys.This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too realA middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral.
Author(s): Neil Gaiman

Let’s Explore… Ocean (Lonely Planet Kids) (2016)

 Best Ocean Books: The Ultimate CollectionLonely Planet Kids’ brand new series of sticker activity books, “Let’s Explore”, is perfect for any child with a sense of adventure. With fascinating facts, puzzles to solve and pages to colour and complete, little explorers aged 5 and up will love discovering the amazing environments of our planet. Let’s Explore Ocean takes you under the waves and into a whole other world.
Author(s): Lonely Planet Kids , Jen Feroze, et al.

The Ocean Liner (2018)

 Best Ocean Books: The Ultimate CollectionCousins Masha and Rachel Morgenstern board the luxury liner the SS Manhattan bound for New York, desperate to escape the concentration camps that claimed the rest of their family.
Author(s): Marius Gabriel

Commotion in the Ocean (2002)

 Best Ocean Books: The Ultimate CollectionIncluding whales, walruses, penguins, polar bears, stingrays, and sharks, a wonderful collection of poems celebrates the many creatures that live in and around the ocean. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Author(s): Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

The Outlaw Ocean ()

 Best Ocean Books: The Ultimate CollectionPaperback Language: English ISBN-10: 1524711640 ISBN-13: 978-1524711641 Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #576,001 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
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Best Ocean Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some ocean books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution

Author(s): Michiel Roscam Abbing
ID: 2348342, Publisher: Island Press, Year: 4 Feb 2019, Size: 16 Mb, Format: epub

The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans

Author(s): David Abulafia
ID: 2429282, Publisher: Penguin, Year: 3 Oct 2019, Size: 15 Mb, Format: epub

Investigating Oceanography

Author(s): Keith A. Sverdrup, Raphael M. Kudela
ID: 3676370, Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Year: 2024, Size: 97 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really record-breakers according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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