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VOYAThese two titles, Venturing the Deep Sea and Cave Sleuths, cover two new areas explored by scientists and related extreme careers in this ongoing, consistently interesting and informative new series. The two previous books in the series, Probing Volcanoes and Chasing Tornadoes, are in the same style--quality books with an extreme edge--to interest even reluctant readers. The science is intriguing here because the two realms focus upon areas primarily considered some of the remaining uncharted territory on earth. The stories of the extreme careers and daredevils are exciting, and each book is filled with interesting facts and anecdotes, which provide a great enticement to make readers explore the topic more deeply on their own. Humankind has long believed that the process of photosynthesis is necessary to the support of all forms of life, yet these two subjects disprove that by demonstrating that both caves and the deep ocean also support life without the aid of photosynthesis. Although these books do not cover either topic extensively, they do include valuable information and both have an excellent glossary of terms, source notes, indexes and further information on resources and would be very helpful to students completing reports or just browsing. The photos of undersea projects, creatures, weird cave and underwater tube formations are all intriguing and lend interest to subjects. This series would appeal to intermediate and middle school readers and would make a useful and appealing addition to both public and school libraries. (Science on the Edge). VOYA CODES: 4Q 3P M J (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Will appeal with pushing; MiddleSchool, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2006, Lerner, 80p.; Glossary. Index. Illus. Photos. Maps. Source Notes. Further Reading., PLB . Ages 11 to 15.