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Ocean Life
Time-Life Books*****
Seashore Life
Andrew Campbell*****
Secrets of the Deep
Dr. Frances Dipper*****Lift the acetate window and change the scene before you. The secrets of the darkest depths of the ocean are revealed as never before in this unique guide to marine life.
Dive: My Adventures in the Deep Frontier
Sylvia Earle*****Underwater explorer and ambassador for the ocean Dr. Sylvia A. Earle, named a Hero for the Planet by Time magazine, is well known for inspiring young people with her enthusiasm for the sea and its inhabitants. Children will follow along as the author goes ever deeper into the unknown, walking the seafloor in a diving suit named Jim and cruising in her submersible, Deep Rover. Lavish photography, a timeline, glossary, and index round out this in-depth look at the deep frontier.
Ultimate Field Trip 3: Wading into Marine Biology
Susan E. Goodman*****Don't think a book can take you on the Ultimate Field Trip? Think again!

Imagine going on a week-long exploration of the Bay of Fundy, off the coast of Maine, to play with the puffins, sun with the seals, and get an up close look at what life is like underwater. One group of middle-school kids actually made the journey — and this book allows you to join their field trip, without getting slimed by seaweed!

A fascinating firsthand account of the science of marine biology, this photographic expedition sheds new light on the amazing hidden world under the water. Come along for seven days of sailing, sea creatures, and science that you'll never forget.
The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss
Claire Nouvian*****On dry land, most organisms are confined to the surface, or at most to altitudes of a hundred meters—the height of the tallest trees. In the oceans, though, living space has both vertical and horizontal dimensions: with an average depth of 3800 meters, the oceans offer 99% of the space on Earth where life can develop. And the deep sea, which has been immersed in total darkness since the dawn of time, occupies 85% of ocean space, forming the planet’s largest habitat.  Yet these depths abound with mystery. The deep sea is mostly uncharted—only about 5 percent of the seafloor has been mapped with any reasonable degree of detail—and we know very little about the creatures that call it home. Current estimates about the number of species yet to be found vary between ten and thirty million.  The deep sea no longer has anything to prove; it is without doubt Earth’s largest reservoir of life.

Combining the latest scientific discoveries with astonishing color imagery, The Deep takes readers on a voyage into the darkest realms of the ocean. Revealing nature’s oddest and most mesmerizing creatures in crystalline detail, The Deep features more than two hundred color photographs of terrifying sea monsters, living fossils, and ethereal bioluminescent creatures, some photographed here for the very first time. Accompanying these breathtaking photographs are contributions from some of the world’s most respected researchers that examine the biology of deep-sea organisms, the ecology of deep-sea habitats, and the history of deep-sea exploration.

An unforgettable visual and scientific tour of the teeming abyss, The Deep celebrates the incredible diversity of life on Earth and will captivate anyone intrigued by the unseen—and unimaginable—creatures of the deep sea.
Watching Whales
Brenda Parkes*****Some whales use special tricks to catch fish. Some whales can go for months without eating. Some whales even sing songs to send out messages to other whales. In this book you will find out about these and other amazing facts scientists have learned by watching whales.
Hermit Crabs
Neal Pronek*****
Essentials of Oceanography
Alan P. Trujillo, Harold V. Thurman*****"How do oceans work?" This book answers that question encompassing geological, chemical, physical and biological oceanography. A detailed and handy reference for those interested in oceanography. No previous background in mathematics or science is necessary. Demystifies scientific terms. Features a dedicated companion web site. Extensive rigor and depth of material. For anyone interested in learning more about oceanography.
The Illustrated World of Oceans
Susan Wells*****From weather and geography to conservation and biodiversity, learn about many features of the world's oceans in this book with detailed illustrations.
Sea World Adventure Parks
Loran Wlodanski*****A wonderful handbook of marine life.
National Seashores
Ruthe Wolverton*****A complete guide to the ten national seashores in America's National Park System.
Whales: The Gentle Giants
Joyce Milton*****Illus. in full color. "Milton understands what kids like about whales, and packs a considerable amount of information into the book. This easy-reader leaps with appeal."—Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.
The Magic School Bus: The Wild Whale Watch
Eva Moore*****The Magic School Sub takes the kids deep into the ocean, where they learn all sorts of fascinating facts about whales.
Susan H. Gray*****Describes the physical features of an ocean, its community of plants and animals, and environmental threats.
Horrible Geography: Odious Oceans
Anita Ganeri*****Geography with the gritty bits left in! Where in the world can you: Tuck into a poisonous pufferfish? Spot some perilous pirates? Explore the savage seabed?
First Encyclopedia of Seas and Oceans
Ben Denne*****Topics:
Habitats and Ecosystems
Oceans, Lakes and Rivers
Global Warming
Geography and Map Skills
Fish and Marine Life
Where the Waves Break: Life at the Edge of the Sea
Anita Malnig*****Examines the various marine animals and plants found along the edge of the sea.
Whales & Dolphins
Anton Ericson*****A brief introduction to the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of various species of whales and dolphins.
Coral Reefs
Jenny Wood*****Describes what coral reefs are, how and where they are formed, and what sorts of life-forms inhabit them.
Seas and Oceans
Felicity Brooks*****— An innovative, in-depth look at important topics in physical geography

— Full color diagrams, illustrations and photographs

— Hands-on activities for real science experience
Pond & River
Steve Parker*****Featuring an extra-sturdy library binding!

Here is an original and exciting new look at the fascinating natural world of ponds and rivers. Stunning real-life photographs of fish, water beetles, frogs, underwater weeds and more offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the natural history of plants and animals that live in and around freshwater habitats. See how a trout develops from its egg, how a dragonfly nymph changes into a dragonfly, what plants look like under the water, and how waterbirds camouflage themselves. Learn how a dragonfly nymph catches its food, why a caddis fly makes a case from sticks and shells, why kingfisher eggs have no camouflage markings. Discover how to distinguish the difference between toad spawn and frog spawn, how underwater nests are made, how a salmon climbs a weir, which insect can walk on water, and much, much more.