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Creatures of the Deep (Discoverology Series)

by John Woodward
 

Modern technology has enabled today's marine scientists to penetrate the oceans' depths as never before, where they continue to discover strange and exotic sea creatures. Creatures of the Deep, the newest title in Barron's exciting Discoverology series, takes young readers on a fascinating descent into the sea's dark and mysterious depths where,

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Modern technology has enabled today's marine scientists to penetrate the oceans' depths as never before, where they continue to discover strange and exotic sea creatures. Creatures of the Deep, the newest title in Barron's exciting Discoverology series, takes young readers on a fascinating descent into the sea's dark and mysterious depths where, at nearly two miles below the surface, they encounter such creatures as--

  • Viperfish, fierce fish with hinged jaws and outsized, needlelike teeth
  • Crustacean Phronima, the inspiration for the creature in the 1979 film Alien
  • Amphipods, almost totally transparent sea creatures with huge eyes
  • Sperm Whales, giants even among whales, who are able to reach the oceans' greatest depths . . . and many others

    Pictured and described in these pages are fish that make their own light, colossal squid measuring up to 49 feet with hooked tentacles, and many other extraordinary denizens of a dark, hostile world that until recently was unknown to science. Featuring vivid color illustrations on every page, this unusual volume also has pop-up illustrations of sea creatures, pull-tabs, wheels, and flaps that add vivid detail to young readers' undersea discoveries.

  • Editorial Reviews

    School Library Journal
    Gr 4–6—Flaps, foldouts, wheels, and pop-ups spill across the pages of this colorful title. Each facing page unit ("Deep Sea Terrain" and "The Sunlit Zone") contains an introductory paragraph and a collection of color photos, realistic illustrations, and a sampling of the aforementioned doohickeys accompanied by brief, informative captions. (A tad of misinformation creeps in—lobsters do not just "lie in wait" for clams and mussels to show up as food. Clams tend to do their moving under cover of sand or mud, and as for mussels—once tethered by their byssal threads, they go nowhere.) The illustrations and photos are eye-catching, the flaps and other gadgetry plentiful, and the paper engineering reasonably engaging. Fun for most, and with possible appeal to reluctant readers as well.—Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780764162329
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    08/01/2009
    Series:
    Discoverology Series
    Pages:
    32
    Product dimensions:
    10.40(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.00(d)
    Age Range:
    8 - 12 Years

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