A practical approach to the earth sciences, Oceans offers diagrams, experiments, landscapes, maps, models, and projects that help kids understand the concepts of earth science. Step-by-step explanations of basic geographical principles combine with superb photographs and illustrations to offer a comprehensive look at this topic for children ages 8-11.
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John Farndon has written over 300 reference and general interest books for children and adults on topics ranging from archaeology to zoology. He specializes in books on science and nature and has been shortlisted four times for the Royal Society Science Book Junior Prize. John resides in London, UK.
Barbara Taylor studied Environmental Sciences at Southampton University before becoming a science editor and writer at London's Natural History Museum. She has worked as an editor for a number of London publishers and is an award-winning author of more than 120 children's information books and encyclopedias on natural history, science and geography. These titles include: Animal Homes (Dorling Kindersley Inside Guides); Crocodiles, Turtles & Tortoises, Snakes (Lorenz); Cobras (Belitha); The Really Deadly and Dangerous Dinosaurs (Dorling Kindersley); Frogs, Snakes and their relatives (Oxford University Press). Barbara has won the following awards: The American Association of Physics Science Writing Award; The Geographical Association Gold Award; The English Association's 4-11 award in the Key Stage 2 Non-Fiction category; The Wow! Award from the National Literacy Association
Grade 2-4-These titles are rich in illustrations, ranging from photographs to maps and drawings. The design is attractive and the clearly presented information does not bombard readers with too many details. In each volume, carefully organized chapters explore the wildlife, plant life, and/or people who inhabit the featured environments. Two chapters in each volume explore the issues of pollution and conservation. The final chapter offers a fictional story based on an aboriginal myth accompanied by fanciful artwork. Boxed inserts offer "Did you know?" facts. Useful introductions to the study of ecology.
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Book Description Two-Can Pub Inc, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG071665203X