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Title:
Oceans
Author:
Simon, Seymour.
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Publication Information:
New York : Morrow Junior Books, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Summary:
Text and photographs explore the physical characteristics, life forms, and fragility of the world's oceans.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
990 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.8 0.5 59486.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 4.9 2 Quiz: 08538 Guided reading level: P.
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780688094546

9780688094539
Format :
Book

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Text and photographs explore the physical characteristics, life forms, and fragility of the world's oceans.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-- Excellent introductory titles. Simon presents clear, simplified explanations of natural phenomena with well-chosen full-color photographs that go beyond decoration, becoming integral parts of the texts. Spectacular photos of the deserts of the American southwest are used to show the various features from rippling sand, to wind-eroded rock formations, to the sparse vegetation characteristic of the area. There is a little information on how both plant and animal life have adapted to the harsh climate, and on the wonderful public lands such as Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon, etc. The maps on the endpapers show the major deserts (except for Antarctica), but the rest of the world's desert areas, while occasionally mentioned in the discussion, are not represented in the photo selections. In the second book, Simon explores the magnitude of the oceans and their impact on the Earth's climate. He includes good black-and-white diagrams of how tides work and how waves form and transfer energy. The endpapers are maps of the world showing how and where the major currents flow. --Rosanne Cerny, Queens Borough Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.