I Wonder Why the Sea is Salty and Other Questions about Oceans


Insatiable young oceanographers will discover amazing facts in this compendium of marine questions and answers.

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Insatiable young oceanographers will discover amazing facts in this compendium of marine questions and answers.

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  • I Wonder Why Series
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answers are simply written, but they don't shy away from scientific language, difficult issues, or remaining mysteries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753465219
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: I Wonder Why Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 327,075
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: NC900L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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Table of Contents

How big is the ocean? 4

Which is the biggest ocean? 5

What's the difference between a sea and an ocean? 5

Why is the sea salty? 6

Is the Red Sea really red? 7

What did sailors fear the most? 8

Who first sailed around the world? 9

What is sand made of? 10

How are caves made? 10

Why do limpets cling to rocks? 11

Which fish has a headlight? 12

How deep is the ocean? 12

What makes chimneys under the sea? 13

What's it like at the bottom of the sea? 14

Are there mountains under the sea? 15

How do fish breathe underwater? 16

How do fish swim? 16

Which bird flies underwater? 17

Which animal is jet-propelled? 17

Which animal loves to play? 18

How do whales and dolphins use sound to see? 18

Which sea animals sing like birds? 19

What makes waves roll? 20

Are there rivers in the ocean? 21

Why do sailors watch the tide? 21

Where do angels, clowns, and parrots live? 22

What is a coral reef? 23

Where is the biggest reef? 23

Which is the biggest fish? 24

Which is the fastest fish? 24

Which is the biggest crab? 25

Which fish hunts with a hammer? 26

Which is the most shocking fish? 26

Which fish look like stones? 27

How deep can submarines dive? 28

What dives the deepest? 28

Which was the deepest dive ever? 29

Who fishes with fire? 30

Are there farms under the sea? 30

Are there jewels in the sea? 31

Index 32

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