Popular Science Datafiles: Ocean

Popular Science Datafiles: Ocean

by Trevor Day
     
 

Take a dynamic look at the oceans that cover 71 percent of our planet. From its sunlit surface to its darkest depths, Datafiles: Ocean delves into the ocean's ever changing features, retells its fascinating history, and provides a timeline of surface and underwater exploration. Datafiles: Ocean is fully endorsed by Popular Science, the world's largest science…  See more details below

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Take a dynamic look at the oceans that cover 71 percent of our planet. From its sunlit surface to its darkest depths, Datafiles: Ocean delves into the ocean's ever changing features, retells its fascinating history, and provides a timeline of surface and underwater exploration. Datafiles: Ocean is fully endorsed by Popular Science, the world's largest science and technology magazine.

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Children's Literature
Organized as a series, these "Popular Science/Datafiles" are spiral-bound tabbed folders, that provide easy access to whatever a person wants to know about a subject in an interesting, fact-filled and informative way. The subject of this one is the ocean. A "Jobfile" section gives fresh insight into careers such as submariner, marine biologist, marine archeologist and lifeguard using Q & A interviews with hypothetical people, which sound like composites based on actual interviews. The detail is fascinating, such as the fact that submariners have difficulty focusing on distance after a month undersea where the focus is close-up. Other sections provide essential information about ocean tides and functions, climate, life, new and future developments; FAQs that use diagrams and photos to explain the causes of red tides, why the sea is salty, the difference between an AUV, an ROV and a submersible; and a "Factfile" section that includes timelines of surface and underwater exploration. A wonderful book for anyone interested in ocean study and a lively, interesting resource for report writers from upper elementary grades through middle school. This book should circulate off the shelves if interested readers can readily find it. 2000, Silver Dolphin Books, $15.95. Ages 10 to 14. Reviewer: Susan Hepler

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571454805
Publisher:
Silver Dolphin Books
Publication date:
05/02/2002
Series:
Datafiles Series
Edition description:
SPIRAL
Pages:
84
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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