Open this underwater exploration guide, and journey to the darkest depths of the oceans. Water covers almost three-fourths of our planet's surface, yet many of us have never seen what lies far beneath the waves. Filled with intriguing facts and colorful illustrations, this book examines the history and science of diving, the different ocean zones, and the future of undersea research. Full color.
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Matt Christopher is the best-selling name behind more than seventy-five sports novels for young readers, including the Peach Street Mudders baseball series of chapter books.
PreSchool-Grade 3Told as the story of one dive, this title begins, A large ship has reached its destination far out to sea. Readers are then taken from the mother ship to a submersible, a small vessel that can measure, videotape, and collect samples, and down on a four-hour trip through three ocean levels. The shades of blue darken page by page as the vessel descends through each zone. The regions are succinctly described and illustrated with labeled drawings of animals representative of each level. The artwork practically tells the story, accompanying the narrative exactly. The crew includes men and women, but the submersible is the star of this book. It is drawn in cross section, showing how it utilizes its many and varied tools to illuminate, film, and/or gather marine samples. Especially effective is the contrast of its vivid yellow light shining against the black background of the ocean. A two-page chronology of significant events in the history of diving is included as is a look into the future. Other intriguing facts may well inspire young readers to learn more about the subject.Frances E. Millhouser, Chantilly Regional Library, VA
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Book Description Little, Brown Young Readers, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110316755494
Book Description Little, Brown Young Readers, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0316755494