Discover Science: Oceans and Seas

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Make science accessible with this essential series that will capture children’s imagination while laying the foundation for future learning. With age-appropriate language and an eye-catching design,Discover Science gives young readers the answers to fundamental questions about the human body, animals, planet Earth and the Solar System.

 

Go on a breath-taking tour of the wide oceans and seas

There is a lot to discover in the ocean—after ...

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Overview

Make science accessible with this essential series that will capture children’s imagination while laying the foundation for future learning. With age-appropriate language and an eye-catching design,Discover Science gives young readers the answers to fundamental questions about the human body, animals, planet Earth and the Solar System.

 

Go on a breath-taking tour of the wide oceans and seas

There is a lot to discover in the ocean—after all, two -thirds of Earth is covered by water! What kinds of animals live in shallow tropical reefs; what creatures lurk near the deepest ocean floor? How do humans affect sea life, and what mysteries are scientists still trying to solve? A parent and teacher guide, craft activities, and a glossary and index enhance this useful reference book.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Crowder
Two-thirds of the earth is water—oceans and seas. How can we ever know all about this major part of our blue planet? This book, part of the "Discover Science" series, presents a fine introduction to the watery world. We know that the sea is salty, and some spots, like the Dead Sea, are so salty that drying seawater leaves lumpy sculptures of salt behind. We also know that erupting volcanoes add to the salt and can form above ground islands. We may know about tides and waves, but this book points out that waves can "eat" the land with erosion. This attractive, colorfully illustrated book goes on to describe the treasures under the surface: fish, some of which have lived since prehistoric times, other fish that have special skills in hunting or avoiding hunters, marine mammals, mysterious ocean-dwellers we don't know much about, sea birds, coral reef inhabitants, deep seas, kelp forests, icy oceans of the north and south poles. The author explains food webs and how they work. This affordable book spends many pages on humankind's interaction with the sea: studying the sea's creatures, mapping the underwater landscapes and—unfortunately—humans' imprudent use of ocean resources. What makes this a great book for the classroom is its pages of crafts to make and simple activities that help young readers learn more. The book also includes parent and teacher notes, "Did You Know?" with fascinating factoids, a quiz, lists of places to visit, books, websites, index and glossary for further study. Reviewer: Judy Crowder
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753466025
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 8/16/2011
  • Series: Discover Science Series
  • Pages: 56
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicola Davies is a writer, zoologist and television presenter, and lives in Devon, England. She began her career studying geese and humpbacked whales and then became a researcher and presenter of the BBC’s The Really Wild Show. Since then she has written many children’s books on everything from human biology, blue whales and turtles to bats, owls and climate change. She also teaches creative writing to BA and MA students.

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