In a companion to Seymour Simon’s Earth Records, Simon looks into the enormous power of waves and storms, the diversity of ocean life, and how the health of the oceans affects the Earth. Underwater images depict extraordinary sea creatures, though the images are not labeled and are occasionally misleading (a discussion of the colossal squid is accompanied by an image of a diver with a much smaller jumbo squid). Simon’s introductory guide touches just the tip of the iceberg, but it should spark readers’ interest in marine life. Ages 9–up. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 03/11/2013 Release date: 04/01/2013 Genre: Children's
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