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Title:
Life in the deep sea
Author:
Gowell, Elizabeth Tayntor.
Personal Author:
Edition:
A Franklin Watts Library edition.
Publication Information:
New York : F. Watts, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Presents a history of deep sea exploration as well as a description of the landscape and life found there.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.9 1.0 39917.
ISBN:
9780531203910
Format :
Book

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This highly praised series of books has been in print since the 1950s (launched originally by Franklin Watts himself). Today's First Books provide engaging, in-depth introductions to subjects in all areas of the middle-grade curriculum, including science, social studies, and the arts.

Illustrated with color and historical photography and art, each First Book is chaptered, includes an index, a "For Further Reading" list and, where appropriate, a glossary and original maps.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-Following a brief introductory chapter on the history of deep-sea explorations, this book describes the habitats and life-forms of the three zones of the ocean (photic, twilight, and deep). Generally small full-color and black-and-white photographs, maps, and computer-generated images accompany the text. Although some of the photographs are a bit blurry, they are well placed to amplify the text, e.g., the color photograph of the euphasid (krill) clearly shows the line of red spots along its side exactly as it is described. Italicized scientific terms are defined in the text, then included in the two-page glossary; some are also found in the index. Compared to Leighton Taylor's Creeps from the Deep (Chronicle, 1997), which utilizes a bigger format, more and brighter photographs, and a clearer narrative style, this work seems dry. And while the photograph of the brittle star in Life does serve to demonstrate that the animal can live after the loss of a limb, the photograph of a bright orange brittle star in Creeps is much more compelling. However, this utilitarian book is well organized, easy to follow, and includes an enticing look at the future of oceanic explorations.-Frances E. Millhouser, Chantilly Regional Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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