From tsunamis and sea turtles to riptides and reefs, learn all about the creatures, science, and ecology of our oceans, which cover more of the planet than all the continents and are just as important! Travel through all parts of the ocean to learn how it affects of our world, including storms and climate. Amazing facts, photos, illustrations, and diagrams are found throughout this book, along with conservation tips, weird-but-true facts, and a mini ocean atlas. Challenges to the health of our ocean and its creatures are also presented along with what people are doing to keep it pristine for generations to come.
About the Author
CHRISTINA WILSDON grew up on Long Island in New York. She has written numerous kids books about animals and science, including the National Geographic Kids Reptileopedia. Christina lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest, where bald eagles nest in the city and orcas surface just offshore.
"Stunning photography accompanied by incisive narrative and informed oceanography make 'Ultimate Ocean-Pedia' the go-to juvenile marine reference book. An emphasis on the importance of oceanography to young people, plus its potential for life careers and positive protective actions are apparent throughout." -- Midwest Book Review
"...marine biology takes pride of place with page after page of photogenic sea life from tiny krill on up to whales and polar bears. The author profiles a marine ecologist and interviews an oceanographer to cap chapters on modern research, exploration, and industries, then closes with generous lists of sites to visit physically or virtually. A stimulating plunge for casual browsers and serious students alike." -- Kirkus Reviews