From the mythological underwater city of Atlantis to the amount of water that covers Earth's surface, the oceanic world has challenged and intrigued man since recorded time. And it seems that as much as we do know already, there is so much more to learn. In W is for Waves: An Ocean Alphabet water enthusiasts and budding scientists are given an A to Z tour of the ocean's depths and the creatures that inhabit them. Did you know that jellyfish can range in size from one inch to 200 feet long? And what about the mysterious Scandinavian sea monster called the kraken? Was it a myth or did it really exist? Learn about thermohaline currents, dolphin intelligence, and the largest living structure in the world (Australia's Great Barrier Reef). In W is for Waves young readers can explore the mysteries of the deep without getting their feet wet.Marie and Roland Smith grew up in Oregon and live on a small farm south of Portland. Roland is the author of many animal and adventure books for children. They also coauthored B is for Beaver: An Oregon Alphabet and Z is for Zookeeper: A Zoo Alphabet. John Megahan is a Senior Biological Illustrator at the University of Michigan's Museum of Zoology. He has also done freelance work for Weyerhauser, St. Martin's Press, MIT Press, The American Fisheries Society, Arizona Highways magazine, Oregon State University, and others. John lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The ocean is home to a variety of fascinating animals. Strange Sea Creatures: Cuttlefish dives in and gives readers a chance to explore this interesting invertebrates. This captivating book provides fascinating facts about cuttlefish, including their ability to change colors, habitats, food sources, life cycles, and more. Strange Sea Creatures: Cuttlefish provides an interactive approach to teaching life science. The book introduces basic concepts and ideas while also providing activities and exercises that engage students in processes and skills that are essential to scientific learning and discovery.
The ocean is home to a variety of fascinating animals. Strange Sea Creatures: Moray Eel dives in and gives readers a chance to explore this snake-like fish. This captivating book provides fascinating facts about moray eels, including their scary looks, homes in the reef, food sources, life cycles, and more. Strange Sea Creatures: Moray Eel provides an interactive approach to teaching life science. The book introduces basic concepts and ideas while also providing activities and exercises that engage students in processes and skills that are essential to scientific learning and discovery.
This book takes readers on a journey under the sea to discover the fascinating facts about great white sharks, including physical features, habitat, life cycle, food, and more. Photos, captions, and keywords supplement the narrative of this informational text, while additional search tools--including a glossary and an index--help students locate and review important information.
Young children are naturally curious about animals. Tell Me Why Dolphins Breathe Air offers answers to their most compelling questions about how these mammals can swim. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
Boing! Boing! Boing! If you disturb a piece of seaweed on the beach, you might get to see dozens of tiny creatures leaping into the air—beach fleas! Peek under a piece of driftwood and you might spot a beach wolf spider waiting for a chance to hunt. And what’s that little dip in the sand? It’s a cunning trap excavated by a hungry antlion to catch its next meal. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about tiny beach creatures and their seashore habitat, but also develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Children will investigate, for example, how sea slaters help keep beaches clean, and what an antlion does with its prey’s body once it has sucked it dry. Get ready for a fun and interesting day at the beach! Beach Fleas and Other Tiny Sand Animals is part of Bearport’s A Day at the Beach series.
Did you know that a tiny sea jelly the size of your fingernail can kill a person? Oceans are filled with some of the most colorful creatures aliveand some of the deadliest! Young children will be thrilled by the animals featured in this exciting ABC book which identifies everything under the sea, from colorful nudibranchs, sea cucumbers, and clownfish to deadly electric eels, stingrays, great white sharks, and sea jellies.