Other Books

Frances has written or co-authored many other books listed below and has acted as marine consultant on many more. Many of these are still available online new and secondhand through sources such as Amazon and ABEbooks.

DK Guide Oceans

By Dr Frances Dipper
Published by Dorling Kindersley in 2002
Winner of the Royal Society Aventis Junior Science Award 2003

This popular book, suitable for 7-12 year old children, is still widely available online.



OCEAN. The Definitive Visual Guide.

Published by Dorling Kindersley in 2014 (revised edition)

Frances Dipper was a major contributor to the Ocean Life section of this stunning book. The other three sections are Introduction (overview of physical and chemical features), Ocean Environments and Atlas of the Oceans.

Also available from Waterstones and other good bookshops.

Elements of Marine Ecology

By R V Tait and F A Dipper
Published by Butterworth-Heinemann. An imprint of Elsevier Science in 1998 (Fourth Edition)

This book has been a popular introduction to marine biology for undergraduates since it was first published in 1968. Initially written by R V Tait, Frances Dipper revised, re-wrote and expanded the text and published the fourth edition with him in 1998. Although now outdated, the text still contains much useful information presented in a clear and readable form. Still in print and available as a paperback or e-book from the Elsevier online store

List of Other Titles

Dipper, F.A. and Parker, J. (2010). Oceans and Rainforests. Quarto Children’s Books.

Dipper, F. (2008). Freshwater and Oceans. In: Earth Matters. Consultant Ed.  David de Rothschild. Dorling Kindersley Ltd.

Dipper, F. (2003). Secrets of the Deep Revealed. Dorling Kindersley Ltd.

Dipper, F. (2001). Extraordinary Fish. BBC Worldwide Ltd.

Dipper, F. (1997). The New Book of Treasures Under the Ocean. Aladdin Books Ltd., London.

Dipper, F. (1996). Mysteries of the Ocean Deep. Aladdin/Watts. London/Sydney.

Dipper, F. (1996). Oceans and Rivers. Dragon’s World Children’s Books.

Dipper, F. and Woodward, T. (1989). The Living Seas: Marine Life of the Southern Gulf. Motivate Publishing, UAE.

Dipper, F. et al. (1988). Sea Life of Britain and Ireland. Marine Conservation Society. Ed. E. Wood. Immel Publishing, London.

Dipper, F. and Powell, A. (1984, reprinted 2007). Field Guide to the Water Life of Britain. Reader’s Digest Nature Lovers Library.


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