Oceans

Oceans

by Heather C. Hudak
     
 

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Oceans cover 70 percent of Earth's surface. This book explores the plants, animals, and environment of this important ecosystem. Learn more in Oceans, an AV2 media enhanced book.

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Oceans cover 70 percent of Earth's surface. This book explores the plants, animals, and environment of this important ecosystem. Learn more in Oceans, an AV2 media enhanced book.

Each AV2 media enhanced book is a unique combination of a printed book and exciting online content that brings the book to life. Readers can access embedded weblinks, audio and video clips, activities, and other features, such as a slide show, matching word activity, and quiz.

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Children's Literature
Part of the "Biomes" series, this title uses short chapters to address topics such as "World Oceans," "Ocean Climate," and "Ocean Animals, Plankton and Waves." Illustrated with bright interesting photos and a few well done graphics, this book will be a boon to the report-writing crowd. Each topic is covered in a double-page spread with appropriate illustrations and a list of fascinating facts. For example, in the section about plankton, one of the fascinating facts says, "Green algae first appeared more than two-billion years ago, making them one of Earth's oldest organisms." The book ends with a discussion of careers in oceans studies, indicating both a wide variety of possible careers, and what a child should study to move toward those careers. There is also an "Eco Challenge," where the reader is asked to take a ten-question quiz about information in the book and do a hands-on science experiment dealing with waves. Back matter includes a glossary, a list of books for further reading, web sites and an index. 2006, Weigl Publishers, Ages 8 to 12.
—Amy S. Hansen
VOYA - Heather Pittman
These two titles, from the publisherAEs oBiomeso series, discussing oceans of the world and the northern, coniferous forests or taigas, present concise information about the ecosystems in each environment. The books contain basic details about the location, climate, plants, and animals found in each biome. The volumes contain succinct text and are full of pictures, maps, graphs, and sidebars of interesting facts. Each book includes a discussion of the technology in use in each biome, as well as a description of the species and lands that are currently endangered. Possible careers in each biome are presented, with a description of what each profession does and the interests and education necessary to achieve employment. The end of each book contains a quiz reviewing the material covered, instructions for a relevant experiment that the reader can perform, books and Web sites for additional research, and a glossary. Although the volumes are slim, each one contains a great deal of information presented in a clear, compelling fashion. The photographs, particularly those in Oceans, are beautiful. The career discussion is an exceptional feature that exposes readers to a variety of possible professions. The quizzes are an excellent way to judge reading comprehension. The experiments provide a good tool for a hands-on experience that will further enhance the reader's understanding of the subject. This series, which also includes Wetlands, Grasslands, Tundras, and Deserts, is an excellent source of basic information on a commonly studied subject.

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ISBN-13:
9781619130746
Publisher:
Weigl Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/2013
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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