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John Farndon studied earth sciences at Cambridge University and has written more than 300 reference and general interest books for children and adults, including How the Earth Works, Amazing Planet Earth, Natural World, China Rises, India Booms, 365: Modern History, The Universe Explained, and 101 Facts You Should Know about Food. His books have been translated into most major languages, and he has been shortlisted four times for the Royal Society Prize for Science Books. He lives in London.
"its most important virtue is the writing: clear, succinct and
absorbing. It has something rare in a reference book: a voice. John
Farndon tells a good story, he doesn't mince words in his
conclusions, and he's not afraid to be funny..."-Bill Kowinski,
North Coast Journal -- Bill Kowinski * North Coast Journal
"with good writing and photos, this book repays the time (and angst) involved. Information on separate topics is valuable and fascinating, but even more important and impressive is this comprehensive view of the great waters, three-quarters of our planet, and three-quarters of ourselves."-Bill Kowinski, North Coast Journal -- Bill Kowinski * North Coast Journal *
"Informative and engaging . . . Outstanding color photographs and authoritative, accessible text define the Atlas of Oceans, which is recommended for public and undergraduate libraries."-Nancy Cannon, Booklist -- Nancy Cannon * Booklist *