Far From Shore, Chronicles of an Open Ocean Voyage   -     By: Sophie Webb
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Far From Shore, Chronicles of an Open Ocean Voyage

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2011 / Hardcover

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An outstanding level of detail and engaging, labeled illustrations will fascinate any child interested in science or the sea....or may spark a new interest! Far from Shore is a child-friendly log book of a marine biologist's months spent at sea. Illustrations of observed sea life, descriptions of what life is like on a boat, explanations of what marine biologists do, boat diagrams, charts created, sea maps, and plenty of gorgeous sunsets provide a wealth of visual images that kids will pore over for hours.

Unique in that much vocabulary isn't leveled down, homeschoolers and independent--learners will enjoy the challenge of learning all about new concepts and some scientific vocabulary and terminology. Follow in the footsteps of a real scientist--the chapters are even marked by latitude and longitude--and see what a scientific career could be like! 80 pages with glossary. Hardcover with dust jacket.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 80
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN-13: 9780618597291
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
Ages: 9-12

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Publisher's Description

In extremely deep waters (two miles deep), the vast sea appears empty. But as naturalist and artist Sophie Webb shows us, it is full of fascinating—yet difficult to study—life. Together with her shipmates, Sophie counts and collects samples of life in the deep ocean, from seabirds to dolphins, from winged fish to whales. Only their long-term field work can really help scientists determine the health of these remarkable creatures who need the clean deep ocean to survive.

Author Bio

Sophie Webb is often at sea. Research ships have taken her to many shores, including those of Hawaii, Mexico, Central and South America, Alaska, and the Antarctic. Her ornithological illustrations appear in A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America, of which she is co-author. She lives in Bolinas, California.

Editorial Reviews

"An engagingly direct way of communicating both the science....and how the science is discovered." -- Kirkus
 
"It is Webb's dual perspective, viewing the world simultaneously through the eyes of researcher and artist, that makes her accounts of nature so appealing." --The Horn Book
 
"Another fascinating expedition:.the you-are-there immediacy of the narrative-and the clear and colorful watercolor-and-gouache landscapes and drawings of the birds form an appealing travelogue that is as exciting as it is informative." --School Library Journal, starred review
 
"A good choice for children intrigued by marine biology."--Booklist

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