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Illustrated with full-color photographs from the Royal British Columbia Museum, this book introduces some of the North Pacific's most fascinating aquatic inhabitants, spotlighting their unusual characteristics and habits.
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Over the past 25 years, Diane Swanson has researched and written several nature books, educational books, over 250 magazine articles, numerous booklets, reports, newsletters, manuals, and video scripts. Her outstanding work has been recognized with many awards including the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (U.S.), and has been consistently chosen for the "Our Choice" list by the Canadian Children's Book Centre. Diane lives in Victoria, B.C.From Booklist:
Gr. 4-8. Large, outstanding color photos tell the story in Swanson's interesting study of the inhabitants of the North Pacific coastal waters. Remarkable oddities of ocean life are featured in text and picture. The author sets the geographic scene by describing wind currents, temperatures, and terrain and then discusses the strange habits of such familiar creatures as the octopus, sea anemone, jellyfish, slug, and sea urchin. Lesser-known fish include the lingcod, hagfish (with four hearts, each beating at its own rate), warbonnets, red Irish lord, and the three-spined sticklebacks. The family life, eating habits, and preservation techniques of the creatures are explored. Readers will learn that the sea otter is the only marine mammal that uses a small rock as a tool and that grooms itself. Wolf eels are gentle fish that mate for life. One shark can lose and replace up to 30,000 teeth in its lifetime. The photos, inserts, and varied bold print styles make this an attractive coffee-table book for the younger set; the accessibility of the information will aid report writers. Susan DeRonne
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Book Description Sierra Club Juveniles, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0871564157
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0871564157