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Oceans, Lakes, and Rivers

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Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
Part of the "Water Science" series, Ostopowich starts by explaining why we study the bodies of water around us. This book will appeal to the budding marine biologist, or anyone who likes great pictures of sea animals. Like the rest of the series, the writing is clear, and will be easily understood. Ostopowich's topics include: saltwater and fresh water, oceans, lakes and rivers, living underwater, and water uses. Topics are covered in one or two page spreads with eye-catching photos and diagrams. One of the last and best features of the series is a brief introduction of a professional in the field: "Oceanographers study the ocean floor, currents, water and tides. Scientists can learn a great deal from the oceans. New medicines and foods have been discovered by studying oceans." One of the photos shows Jacques Cousteau, the famous underwater explorer. Back matter includes a brief quiz, a demonstration of the difference between salt water and fresh water, a glossary, and an index. But there is more. These books have an online component. Using the book code printed inside the cover, readers can link to an online version of the book and a video. Reviewer: Amy S. Hansen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616900076
  • Publisher: Weigl Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/15/2010
  • Series: Water Science
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Studying Oceans, Lakes, and Rivers 4
Salt Water 6
Oceans 8
Lakes 10
The Water Cycle 12
Ocean Life 14
Working in Water 16
Protecting Water 18
Surfing Water Science 20
Science in Action 21
What Have You Learned? 22
Words to Know/Index 24
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