Oceans: Making Waves!

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From the illustrator who showed the periodic table in a whole new light and gave us his fresh spin on physics, biology, astronomy, rocks and minerals, planet earth and chemistry, comes Basher Science: Oceans, Making Waves! created and illustrated by Simon Basher and written by Dan Green to give us a look into our magical and mysterious oceans.
 

Not content to stay on dry land, Basher takes to the high seas in this friendly guide to ...

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Overview

From the illustrator who showed the periodic table in a whole new light and gave us his fresh spin on physics, biology, astronomy, rocks and minerals, planet earth and chemistry, comes Basher Science: Oceans, Making Waves! created and illustrated by Simon Basher and written by Dan Green to give us a look into our magical and mysterious oceans.
 

Not content to stay on dry land, Basher takes to the high seas in this friendly guide to everything above and below the oceans. Meet the members of the Shoreline Gang, the Deep-down Dandies, and the characters in the Open-water Crew. Encounter deep trenches, curious creatures, mountains taller than any you will find on land, and the mixers and stirrers that keep the water flowing. Throughout it all, Basher’s bold, cheerful artwork pairs with rock solid scientific information to personalize readers’ understanding of Earth’s mysterious underwater world. Bonus: includes a must-have pull out poster of the oceanic characters

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Crowder
"I am the lion of the seas. Shaking my mane and roaring out loud, I come crashing down on beaches and cliffs around the world. Life for me is full of ups and downs, but all in all, I'd say it is pretty swell!" If a wave were to describe itself, this quote, from Oceans comes close. Part of the "Basher Science Series," this small, affordable book contains more easily-accessible information than a drop of ocean water has salt (well, close). Imagine you are a young reader seeing the ocean for the first time and then think of all the questions and images that are racing through your mind. What causes waves? What's the ocean floor under that water like? What sort of critter could possibly swim, live, feed, reproduce in it? What's that stuff sticking to the rocks? The book's first chapter, "Water World," details just what an ocean is, including zones, underwater trenches and whole mountain ranges that exist underwater. Then "Ocean Motion" discusses currents, waves and tides. "Shoreline Gang" outlines life onshore and just off shore: ocean mammals, a marine iguana, barnacles, shell fish even hard-to-spot critters like sea slugs. Moving into deeper water, "Reef Chillin'" features the teeming life in and around coral reefs. Chapter 5, "Open-Water Crew," details a range of ocean-dwellers as small as plankton and large as a blue whale. "Deep-Down Dandies" and "Frosty Fellows" detail life in the deep ocean and in the earth's frigid north and South Pole. Finally, "Ocean Explorers" discusses humankind-sea interaction: diving, pollution, submersibles, oil rigs and fishing. All this is an amazing amount of information, accompanied by colorful illustrations that, at times seem a bit cartoonish for the sophisticated content—for instance, have you ever seen a smiling barnacle or a hagfish with a pirate hat? Kudos for including less common creatures and features such as dugong, ice shelf, and sea fan. The book includes an extensive glossary and index. Reviewer: Judy Crowder
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753468227
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 3/27/2012
  • Series: Basher Science Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 231,057
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.68 (w) x 6.24 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Basher is the creator and illustrator of The Periodic Table, Physics, Biology, and Astronomy. His characters bridge the gap between edgy Manga and the cuteness of Hello, Kitty!
 

Dan Green wrote Basher’s Physics, Biology, Astronomy and Rocks and Minerals. He studied Geology at Cambridge University.
 
Dr Frances Dipper is an independent marine consultant, author and educational lecturer. Her books include Extraordinary Fish, written to tie in with the BBC's Blue Planet series, and The DK Guide to the Oceans, winner of the Junior Aventis Prize 2003 for Science Books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!! Best Book ever!

    This is the best Basher book I've ever read!

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