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Discusses the microscopic organisms known as phytoplankton and the important functions they serve in replenishing earth's atmosphere, in the marine food chain, and more.
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Mary Cerullo is a childrens science writer and the author of Dolphins: What They Can Teach Us, The Octopus: Phantom of the Sea, Reading the Environment: Childrens Literature in the Science Classroom, Coral Reef: A City That Never Sleeps, Lobsters: Gangsters of the Sea, Sharks: Challengers of the Deep, and The Ocean Detectives. She lives in South Portland, Maine.
Bill Curtsingers photography has appeared in numerous books and magazines, including Wake of the Whale, The Pine Barrens, Monk Seal Hideaway. National Geographic, Life, Time, Newsweek, Outside, Natural History, and Smithsonian. Bill lives in Yarmouth, Maine.From School Library Journal:
Grade 5-8-Outstanding full-color photo-microscopy dominates this slim volume on the microscopic plants at the bottom of the ocean food chain. The clearly presented information is not available in another single volume for this audience. However, the organization is somewhat disjointed. The main questions are superimposed on photographs covering double-page spreads. The answers are provided in dense print and illustrated with small photographs on the next spread. The language is scientific, and while terms such as "zooxanthellaes" and "dinoflagellates" are defined in context, the text can be challenging to students unfamiliar with marine biology. Created in conjunction with the Gulf of Maine Aquarium, this book covers career information and encourages young people to explore the research concerns of the future. A teacher's guide explores how this book can be utilized with the National Science Education Standards. Many related facts are offered for curious readers, such as the inclusion of information on the phenomenon known as a red tide.
Nora Jane Natke, Hooked on Books, Hollywood, FL
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Book Description Tilbury House Pub, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110884482081
Book Description Tilbury House Pub, 1999. Condition: New. Bill Curtsinger (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0884482081