Coral Reefs and Their Animals Friends

Marine Life and Oceanography for Kids

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1682809242

Category: Photography

Page: 32

View: 2051

Coral reefs serve very important purposes in ensuring the life of marine animals. They serve as nurseries for schools of baby fish and they refuge for the little prey trying to escape their predators. It is very important that your child be aware of them so that he/she would feel a sense of responsibility towards these homes. With a combination of colors and texts, this book is a definite must-have!

The Ocean of Life

The Fate of Man and the Sea

Author: Callum Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101583568

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 7882

A Silent Spring for oceans, written by "the Rachel Carson of the fish world" (The New York Times) Who can forget the sense of wonder with which they discovered the creatures of the deep? In this vibrant hymn to the sea, Callum Roberts—one of the world’s foremost conservation biologists—leads readers on a fascinating tour of mankind’s relationship to the sea, from the earliest traces of water on earth to the oceans as we know them today. In the process, Roberts looks at how the taming of the oceans has shaped human civilization and affected marine life. We have always been fish eaters, from the dawn of civilization, but in the last twenty years we have transformed the oceans beyond recognition. Putting our exploitation of the seas into historical context, Roberts offers a devastating account of the impact of modern fishing techniques, pollution, and climate change, and reveals what it would take to steer the right course while there is still time. Like Four Fish and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Ocean of Life takes a long view to tell a story in which each one of us has a role to play.

Citizens of the Sea

Wonderous Creatures from the Census of Marine Life

Author: Nancy Knowlton

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426206436

Category: Nature

Page: 209

View: 355

"The incredible variety of marine life--in numbers, body form, behavior, and more--is at the heart of Citizens of the Sea, an irresistible plunge into the surprising world beneath the waves."-from inside cover.

Ocean Animals

Who's Who in the Deep Blue

Author: Johnna Rizzo

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426325061

Category: Marine animals

Page: 112

View: 3004

Swim with sharks! Dive with dolphins! Stroll the beach with penguins! Young readers will joyfully immerse themselves in this awesome adventure at sea, in which stunning National Geographic photos reveal hidden worlds of action and beauty. We meet 30 favorite sea creatures and explore their watery homes: playful dolphins, mysterious sharks, graceful sea turtles, waddling penguins, and dozens of others. Kids will marvel at speedy swimmers on the hunt, and smile at cuddly scenes of animal families. To give background on the attention-grabbing photographs, each page is sprinkled with fun facts and layered with information about ocean wildlife and environments. Age-appropriate text tells each animal's story in language that's accurate, lively, and non-intimidating. National Geographic maps encourage kids to learn about the geography of land and sea. Conservation tips help readers of all ages understand how we can be kind to the oceans. At home in the classroom and on the family bookshelf, is a trove of thrilling sights and discoveries. Timed to coordinate with the release of Disney's much-anticipated movie on Earth Day 2010, this exciting book taps into and encourages new awareness about the world's marine environments.

Smithsonian Ocean

Our Water, Our World

Author: Deborah Cramer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061343838

Category: Science

Page: 296

View: 606

Nobel Prize winner Al Gore wrote of Deborah Cramer's previous book Great Waters, "I urge everyone to read this book, to act on its message, and to pass on its teachings." Now Cramer offers a groundbreaking book for an even more urgent time. Our lives depend on the sea. As gifted science writer Deborah Cramer makes clear in this extraordinary volume, the ocean has been earth's lifeline for more than three and a half billion years. Life began in the scalding inferno of deep-sea hot springs. The first cell, the first plant, and the first animal were all born in the sea. Climate changes wrought by the sea created evolutionary pathways for mammals and gave rise to our human ancestors some 200,000 years ago. The one, interconnected sea still sustains us. Invisible plants in the ocean's sunlit surface give us air to breathe. Rushing currents supply water to the atmosphere's protective greenhouse and rain to dry land. But as Cramer reveals in this sweeping look at earth's biography, the vital partnership between earth and the life it nourishes has recently been disrupted. Today, a single terrestrial species, man, has begun to alter the health of the sea itself. The mark of humans on the seas is now everywhere—from the fertile waters of continental shelves to the icy reaches of the poles, from the dazzling diversity of coral reefs to the porous edge of estuaries. Even the open ocean bears clear traces of our harmful ways. Scientists believe human impact may have already sparked a catastrophic event that could change the sea and the earth irrevocably: the sixth mass planetary extinction on a scale unseen since the demise of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. But unlike the forces that caused previous extinctions, humankind can make a choice. We can choose the mark we wish to make and the legacy we leave behind. Written in the passionate tradition of Rachel Carson, Smithsonian Ocean is at once a book for our time and for the ages. Carson wrote: "One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself: What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?" Cramer's powerful and inspiring message is equally a wake-up call: "We hold earth's life-giving waters—and our future—in our hands." Our lives depend on the sea.

Moby-Duck

The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea & of the Beachcombers, Oceanograp hers, Environmentalists & Fools Including the Author Who Went in Search of Them

Author: Donovan Hohn

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110147596X

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 9132

Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year A revelatory tale of science, adventure, and modern myth. When the writer Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic science and geography. But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far, and they carry you away. Hohn's accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories. Moby-Duck is a journey into the heart of the sea and an adventure through science, myth, the global economy, and some of the worst weather imaginable. With each new discovery, Hohn learns of another loose thread, and with each successive chase, he comes closer to understanding where his castaway quarry comes from and where it goes. In the grand tradition of Tony Horwitz and David Quammen, Moby-Duck is a compulsively readable narrative of whimsy and curiosity.

Sea Turtles : 101 Super Fun Facts And Amazing Pictures (Featuring The World's Top 6 Sea Turtles)

Author: Janet Evans

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1630221465

Category: Photography

Page: 29

View: 7610

SEA TURTLES: 101 SUPER FUN FACTS AND AMAZING PICTURES ( FEATURING THE WORLD's TOP 6 SEA TURTLES) This book depicts the wonder of the world of Sea Turtles. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of this beautiful creature: its anatomy, feeding habits and behavior. The following Sea Turtles are featured: Green Sea Turtle Hawksbill Sea Turtle Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Loggerhead Sea Turtle Leatherback Sea Turtle Olive Ridley Sea Turtle The description is in the large text and is simple enough for early readers or for a parent to guide a child through. There are also picture captions that provide more information to talk about with your child. Alternatively, a child of any age (even the child in you) can just look at the images and appreciate its beauty. Enjoy!

Ocean Facts

Author: Joan Chapman

Publisher: Rosen Classroom

ISBN: 9780823981069

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 8

View: 8580

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Oceanography and Seamanship

Author: William G. Van Dorn

Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers

ISBN: 9780870334344

Category: Science

Page: 440

View: 4357

Written by an engineer-sailor-oceanographer, and based on the premise that all who go to sea will benefit from a broader interpretation of seamanship, this book attempts in simple terms to explain the ocean as an operating environment, how boats and ships behave in this environment, and what the average sailor can do to make any voyage safer and more pleasurable. Beginning with the oceans origin, the author describes its geography, circulation, climate, and meteorology. From waves and breakers he takes us through ship dynamics to strategies for heavy weather seamanship and emergency procedures. The author, William G. Van Dorn, confesses to having a lifelong love affair with the sea, whether swimming, surfing, diving, sailing, orfor the past forty yearsjust studying its many moods and facets. Readers of this book will find that his studying has yielded an exceedingly rich trove of knowledge about the dynamics of the sea and ways in which men and women who go to sea can handle its various conditions. According to Edmond L. Mandin, retired marine superintendent for American President Lines, Oceanography and Seamanship has a place in the masters research library of every APL containership. It is considered to be the primer for APL deck officers in the strategies of heavy weather seamanship. This book is an outstanding resource for both the recreational sailor and those in the shipping business who would like to learn more about the behavior of the ocean and the response of the craft that ply it. Originally slanted toward cruising yachtsmen, the book has gained a solid reputation among commercial fishermen, charter boat operators, and shipping companies. It is a reference at maritime academies and is used as a textbook in colleges and secondary schools.

The World is Blue

How Our Fate and the Ocean's are One

Author: Sylvia A. Earle

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426205414

Category: Nature

Page: 303

View: 3584

Traces the oceanic changes that have taken place in the last half-century and why they are posing a global catastrophe, in a cautionary photographic report that conveys the author's impassioned call for responsible and renewable strategies to safeguard the planet's natural systems.

Chelonia

Return of the Sea Turtle

Author: Dawn Navarro,Robert E. Snodgrass,Wallace J. Nicholas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780930118310

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 2065

Nina saves an endangered green sea turtle and after nursing her back to health, returns her to the ocean so she can mate and lay eggs.

Sea Turtles

Amazing Pictures and Fun Facts on Animals in Nature

Author: Kay de Silva

Publisher: Aurora

ISBN: 9780987597069

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 5551

Bestselling children's author Kay de Silva presents "Sea Turtles." The book uses captivating illustrations, and carefully chosen words to teach children about the 'old men of the sea'. This series is known for its beautiful full-color images. The description in large text is simple enough for young readers or for a parent to guide a child through. There are also picture captions that provide more information to talk about with your child. Alternatively, a child of any age (even the child in you) can just look at the images and appreciate their beauty. This book depicts the wonder of the world of sea turtles in all its glory. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of these beautiful creatures: their anatomy, feeding habits, and behavior. The following sea turtles are featured: * The herbivorous Green Sea Turtle * The beautiful Hawksbill Sea Turtle * The petite Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle * The king-sized Leatherback Sea Turtle * The unusual Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Get this book at this special price. *** Your child will love it - this is guaranteed.***

Dolphin Confidential

Confessions of a Field Biologist

Author: Maddalena Bearzi

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226040186

Category: Science

Page: 216

View: 5157

Who hasn’t fantasized about the unique thrill of working among charismatic and clever dolphins in the wild? Now we no longer have to rely solely on our imaginations . With Dolphin Confidential, Maddalena Bearzi invites all of us shore-bound dreamers to join her and travel alongside the dolphins. In this fascinating account, she takes us inside the world of a marine scientist and offers a firsthand understanding of marine mammal behavior, as well as the frustrations, delights, and creativity that make up dolphin research. In this intimate narrative, Bearzi recounts her experiences at sea, tracing her own evolution as a woman and a scientist from her earliest travails to her transformation into an advocate for conservation and dolphin protection. These compelling, in-depth descriptions of her fieldwork also present a captivating look into dolphin social behavior and intelligence. The central part of the book is devoted to the metropolitan bottlenose dolphins of California, as Bearzi draws on her extensive experience to offer insights into the daily lives of these creatures—as well as the difficulties involved in collecting the data that transforms hunches into hypotheses and eventually scientific facts. The book closes by addressing the critical environmental and conservation problems facing these magnificent, socially complex, highly intelligent, and emotional beings. An honest, down-to-earth analysis of what it means to be a marine biologist in the field today, Dolphin Confidential offers an entertaining, refreshingly candid, and always informative description of life among the dolphins.

Journey Into the Deep

Discovering New Ocean Creatures

Author: Rebecca L. Johnson

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 076134148X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 3202

Introduces readers to the Census of Marine Life expedition and their discovery of dozens of weird and fascinating new life forms.

Across the Wide Ocean

The Why, How, and Where of Navigation for Humans and Animals at Sea

Author: Karen Romano Young

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060090863

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 8167

Demystifies navigation at sea by following a turtle, a whale, a shark, a submarine, a sailboat, and a container ship on their journeys across the ocean.

Sing Me a Story! Tell Me a Song!

Creative Thematic Activities for Teachers of Young Children

Author: Hilda L. Jackman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781401837297

Category: Education

Page: 321

View: 1160

Teachers, future teachers, day care providers and other professionals responsible for educating young children will be amazed at the wealth of valuable, well-organized, theme-based teaching material in Sing Me a Story! Tell Me a Song! It uses developmentally appropriate themes to integrate the curriculum of children from infancy to age eight. Thematic learning activities such as finger plays, poems, music and movement, and creative food experiences enable children to achieve curriculum goals, skills, and concepts. Activities for each of the 30 themes presented are designated as appropriate for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners, or primary-grade students using an icon to suggest appropriateness. Goals for each theme are written in a developmentally sequenced listing to aid planning for childrenÂ's ongoing development as they grow and learn.

The Big Book Of Sea Monsters (Scary Looking Sea Animals)

Animal Encyclopedia for Kids

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1682808319

Category: Photography

Page: 32

View: 6599

They may be scary-looking but they definitely have important functions in securing the biodiversity of marine life. Learn about these sea monsters by ÒmeetingÓ them face-to-face. The use of picture books in introducing sea monsters will help you slowly accept them and not be feel scared towards them. Picture books work by capturing the attention to help you remember facts better. Buy a copy now!

Something about the Author

Facts and Pictures about Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young People

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787688066

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 205

View: 987

Series covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.

Sea Turtle

Author: Louise Spilsbury

Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library

ISBN: 1432940015

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 2004

Offering fascinating insight into life beneath the waves, this book follows a sea turtle through its day as it sleeps, eats, and moves.