Human beings have collectively become one of the most potent forces in nature, transforming the ocean through overfishing, uncontrolled coastal development, global warming, and pollution. The most dangerous refuse in the ocean may be discarded military equipment, such as bombs, mines, and poison gas. Filthy harbors, dead zones, toxic algae blooms, mass extinctions, and alien invaders from distant waters are all ominous signs of troubled seas. The current generation of scientists and policy-makers has had limited success in reversing the decline of the oceans. Read why the next generationthe kids in school todaywill be better equipped to make a difference.
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The hallmark Carole Vogel style which has won awards for her previous books, makes this new series a winner for young readers. I even love reading them as an adult. Vogel picks the kind of examples kids can relate to - for example, a catastrophic storm in pig farming country to talk about land sources of ocean pollution. She gets all the solid information in, the basic principles and clear explanations, in a way you remember long after because the of fun, vivid stories she tells. Another Vogel hallmark is punchy prose with a wide vocabulary - she is not dumbing down. This series is also beautiful enough to be a coffee table book, with full page color photos of amazing ocean scenes, from giant waves to weird creatures - it is just plain gorgeous. A great gift for any science oriented kid, or one who you'd like to get hooked.