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Whether it's a sandy beach sloping gently into the sea. . .or a steep, rocky cliff pounded by crashing waves. . .there's more going on at the shore than meets the eye. A host of fascinating creatures live at the place where land meets sea—from the mysterious ghost crab to stinging jellyfish. Spend a day at the beach, or a rainy day at home, with this up-close look at one small square of a rich and exciting habitat. Seashore is just one of the exciting, vibrantly illustrated volumes in the critically acclaimed One...

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Overview

Whether it's a sandy beach sloping gently into the sea. . .or a steep, rocky cliff pounded by crashing waves. . .there's more going on at the shore than meets the eye. A host of fascinating creatures live at the place where land meets sea—from the mysterious ghost crab to stinging jellyfish. Spend a day at the beach, or a rainy day at home, with this up-close look at one small square of a rich and exciting habitat. Seashore is just one of the exciting, vibrantly illustrated volumes in the critically acclaimed One Small Square series of science and nature books for children ages 7 and up. Each book includes: Stunning full-color illustrations of each habitat and its creatures; Motivating experiments and activities, along with clear, diagrammed instructions and safety tips; A picture field guide of the habitat; A glossary-index and resource list. One Small Square an eye-opening series originally published in hardcover—puts the whole world in perspective for children, one small cross section at a time. Each book is a thrilling, up-close encounter with mammals, insects, plants, birds, fish, amphibians, bacteria, and the ecosystems in which they live. "Science education at its best."—Science Books and Films. Donald M. Silver is the author of more than 40 science books for children and teachers alike. In addition to the award-winning One Small Square series, he has written The Animal World, Why Save the Rain Forest?, Extinction Is Forever, and The Dinosaur Activity Book—all illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne.

Explores the richness and variety of life forms that congregate where the land meets the sea, from microscopic algae to the mighty manatee.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070579286
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/1997
  • Series: One Small Square Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 388,233
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald M. Silver is the author of more than 40 science books for children and teachers alike. In addition to the award-winning One Small Square series, he has written The Animal World, Why Save the Rain Forest?, Extinction Is Forever, and The Dinosaur Activity Book—all illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne.

Patricia J. Wynne’s illustrations have also appeared in Scientific American, Natural History, and The New York Times as well as in the highly praised books Hungry, Hungry Sharks, and The Human Body. Both the author and illustrator live in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.One Small Square of Sandy Shore.The Beach Ghost.Stranded.The Land Between the Tides.Down by the Sea.A Small Square of Rocky Shore.Life in a Shower.Where Waves Crash.The Small Square Aquarium.Life at the Edge.

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  • Posted March 26, 2012

    Fabulous!

    Great resource with wonderful illustrations!

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