Ocean (DK Eyewitness Books Series)


Photographed in full color. Explore the incredible diversity of life in the sea—from the haunting, hour-long songs of humpback whales to the fantastic coral colonies that spawn all their young in a single night. An
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Photographed in full color. Explore the incredible diversity of life in the sea—from the haunting, hour-long songs of humpback whales to the fantastic coral colonies that spawn all their young in a single night. An
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School Library Journal
Gr 4-6Two-page entries illustrated with bright, full-color photographs introduce the world's oceans. Although the illustrations are sharp and clear, the text sometimes lacks depth, focus, and clarity as the author attempts to include something about almost everything connected to the subject. For example, in the ``Waves and Weather'' section, an El Nio and onshore and offshore breezes are not adequately explained. There are also serious omissions. Jacques Cousteau is never mentioned in ``Diverse Divers,'' nor is Sylvia Earle included in the section on deep dives. Auguste Picard, significant contributor to the design of the deep-diving bathyscaphe, is omitted from ``Ocean Explorers.'' So many visual images compete for attention on every page that the impact of the dramatic representations is lost. Browsing through these fully packed pages and dipping here and there into the text can be fun, but for entertainment, Joanna Cole's The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor (Scholastic, 1992) presents basic facts in an entertaining narrative. Other fine introductions include Martyn Bramwell's The Oceans (Watts, 1994) and Seymour Simon's Oceans (Morrow, 1990).Frances E. Millhouser, Chantilly Regional Library, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756637767
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/30/2008
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 127,399
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

    Fantastic Book for Kids

    I think all the books in the Eyewitness series are fantastic. My son loves them! I especially like this one about the Ocean because the topic is so accessible and already of interest to kids. (others are about topics like the Renaissance or World War II) They do a great job of providing a lot of information in an interesting way. Each group of two pages has a different sub topic. So the book really covers a lot. There are a lot of pictures as well. The book also includes a CD which we have not used. I am not sure that is necessary. Overall, I would recommend this book

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