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Rainbow Price: $13.95
Â Â Introduce water loving children to the mysteries of the deep. Beginning with a foundational understanding of the marine environment, learn about coastal communities, the open sea, rivers, streams, lakes and ponds, and environmental challenges facing the aquatic world. They are also introduced to marine scientists, giving a glimpse into careers available.
Â Discover why the ocean is blue, how animals survive icy waters. Meet various water creatures like sharks and rays, penguins and sea birds, whales and dolphins, squid and octopus. Colorfully illustrated with informative details written for middle school and beyond, this resource includes 21 hands-on learning activities such as making an edible coral reef and miniature tide pool, constructing a squid, composing a sea monster poem, transforming salt water into fresh water, testing methods to clean up oil spills and more. Glossary and Index included. Wonderful introduction to the marine sciences for all ages. 132 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne
Rainbow Price: $12.36
While I perused this book, I couldn't help but keep thinking of my sister Janine, who always insisted she was going to be a herpetologist when she grew up. It's an excellent text on reptiles and amphibians, written at a middle-school level and chock-full of not only good, but fascinating information. The first chapter really grabs the reader's attention with brief descriptions of "weird but true" members of the amphibian and reptile families, and the following chapters explore the characteristics of these families, broad groups within each (frogs, salamanders, caecilians, turtles, crocodilians, lizards, snakes, and tuataras), the roles these groups play in ecosystems, reptile and amphibian ecology, past and present uses for reptiles and amphibians, current threats to these groups, reputations and cultural beliefs based on reptiles and amphibians, and conservation efforts related to them. It's a very well-written text that could provide the basis for a reptile and amphibian unit study or that a student very interested in the subject may want to read purely for enjoyment. Black-and-white photos are found on nearly every page spread, and a section of colored plates in the middle provide full-color photos of some species. There are plenty of additional sources listed in the appendix, from books to web sites and lists of related organizations. 250 pgs, pb. – Jess