The Seas – F. S. Russell, C. M. Yonge (1928) (1st ed)


The Seas – F. S. Russell, C. M. Yonge (1928) (1st ed)


An introduction to oceanography, with 167 colour illustrations.

Title: The Seas: Our Knowledge of Life in the Sea and How it is Gained

Author: F. S. Russell, C. M. Yonge

Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co., 1928. First edition.

Condition: Full leather, raised bands to spine and marbled edges. A prize binding, with a prize plate to endpaper. Good. Some scratches and rubbing to covers, with very slight fraying to edges. Interior in excellent condition. 379pp., app 6.5″x4.5″.

About the book (from Preface):

The study of life in the sea and the conditions there prevailing has made very rapid advances within recent years. Beyond “The Depths of the Ocean,” written by Sir John Murray and Professor Johan Hjort, a book suited rather to the needs to advanced students, there is no modern work dealing in popular style with the science of oceanography as a whole…It is in the hope of filling a gap in the literature of natural history that these pages have been written.

Contents include:

The Sea Shore
The Sea Bottom
Swimming Animals
Drifting Life
Boring Life
Coral Reefs
Sea Water
Ocean Seasons
Products from the Sea

And more.