Discover the Oceans: The World's Largest Ecosystem

Discover the Oceans: The World's Largest Ecosystem

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by Lauri Berkenkamp
     
 

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From both a historical and scientific point of view, above and below the surface, this engaging guide brings the world’s oceans to life through fun facts, illustrations, and in-depth information. Interactive activities appear throughout, ranging from making solar stills and simple fishing spears to experimenting with a homemade diving bell and figuring out

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From both a historical and scientific point of view, above and below the surface, this engaging guide brings the world’s oceans to life through fun facts, illustrations, and in-depth information. Interactive activities appear throughout, ranging from making solar stills and simple fishing spears to experimenting with a homemade diving bell and figuring out how much water it really takes to survive. With the oceans being the least explored environment on Earth, this reference illuminates some of the most incredible and surprising plants and animals as well as how to survive and navigate these vast expanses.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times Book Review
A fascinating gem of a book.
Children's Literature - Laura Backman
Fun facts, illustrations, in-depth information, and activities appear throughout. A variety of interactive activities takes the reader on ocean adventures, including experimenting with a homemade diving bell and calculating the amount of water it really takes to survive. With the oceans being the least explored environment on Earth, this reference explains some of the most amazing plants and animals as well as how to survive and navigate one of the Earth's most mysterious places. The themes of conservation and protection of our environment are woven throughout this informative book The first page provides information about the materials used to publish the book, including information about the resources saved through its methods. Set up in chapters, this can be read sequentially or wherever the reader chooses to dive in. A glossary, an index, and a section about how to help the oceans, enhances the reader's experience. What this book lacks in color photos it makes up for in illustrations and engaging text features. It is an entertaining, informative, and valuable resource for upper elementary readers. This book is a reader's guide to bringing the world's oceans to life. Reviewer: Laura Backman
From the Publisher

"A fascinating gem of a book." —The New York Times Book Review

"An amazing resource for any child interested in the world's largest ecosystem. If you had a question to be answered about the ocean, you would more than likely find it in the eighty-six page resource guide. The cartoon-type pictures, maps, charts, and boxes of 'fascinating facts' bring the complex information to life for children."  —Clear Review, Madeira City Schools

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781105694400
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Lauri Berkenkamp is the author of Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Invention You Can Build Yourself, Discover the Amazon, and Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself. She lives in Hanover, New Hampshire. Chuck Forsman graduated from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2008. He self-publishes his Ignatz award-winning comic book, Snake Oil, and is working on his first drawn-novella. He lives in White River Junction, Vermont.

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Discover the Oceans: The World's Largest Ecosystem 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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