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Coral Reefs
     

Coral Reefs

by Charles Sheppard
 

This top-selling series introduces the wild creatures of the world and examines the natural world. Good general introductions for ages 10+, these volumes contain the knowledge, personal experiences, and research of leading naturalists and scientists, accompanied by stunning photography. Unless otherwise noted (*), all volumes are sturdy paperback.

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This top-selling series introduces the wild creatures of the world and examines the natural world. Good general introductions for ages 10+, these volumes contain the knowledge, personal experiences, and research of leading naturalists and scientists, accompanied by stunning photography. Unless otherwise noted (*), all volumes are sturdy paperback.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
Each book in this series, which also includes Mountains: Geology, Natural History and Ecosystems, and Manatees: Natural History and Conservation, starts with the author's personal connection with the subject. Sheppard describes a research dive on an atoll in the Indian Ocean. Likewise, each book follows a similar pattern of defining the subject, exploring its form and function, and connecting it to its surrounding environment. The author then highlights the threats to the subject and defines the political organizations in place to help protect it. This book is filled with many beautiful photographs that complement the text. The writing, at times more technical than the audience would require, is often confusing, however. The sentence structure is more clumsy than ungrammatical. For example, "Other important characteristics are looked at later, but this successful fusing of animal and plant, which has underpinned the success of the reef system for so long, may go very wrong if corals suffer too much stress." The layout of the books, with whole pages of seven-inch columns of text and large full-page color photographs, lends itself to perusal rather than in-depth reading. The omission of many captions is noticeable. Nevertheless, the information is interesting and accurate without overwhelming the reader, recommending this series for those seeking current knowledge on such environmentally sensitive subjects. Index. Photos. Maps. Charts. Further Reading. VOYA Codes: 2Q 2P M J S (Better editing or work by the author might have warranted a 3Q; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, definedas grades 10 to 12). 2002, Voyageur Press, 72p, Reddy-Damon
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-The coral reef is one of the oldest wonders of the natural world; yet overuse by humans and environmental factors are causing untold damage to these delicate systems. Full-color photos will spark readers' curiosity and indignation. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896582200
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Series:
World Life Library
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 8.25(h) x 10.00(d)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

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