Why Is the Sea Salty?: And Other Questions about The Ocean  -     By: Benjamin Richmond
    Illustrated By: Cecelia Azhderian
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Why Is the Sea Salty?: And Other Questions about The Ocean

Illustrated By: Cecelia Azhderian
Sterling Children's Books / 2014 / Paperback

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Why is the Sea Salty? And Other Questions about Oceans... features an engaging two-page spread format where the one page provides a question and an in-depth answer while facing page illustrates the answer. Students will learn how water gets to the ocean, what causes waves, how rubber duckies helped ocean scientists, and more. 32 pages, indexed, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Sterling Children's Books
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.00 X 10.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1454906774
ISBN-13: 9781454906773
Ages: 6
Series: Good Question!

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Publisher's Description

What kinds of animals live in the sea? What causes tides and waves? And exactly how deep is the ocean, anyway? From the water cycle and  ocean zones to fun facts about how some lost rubber duckies ended up helping ocean scientists, this Good Question! book teaches kids about the life aquatic.

Author Bio

Ben Richmond is a science journalist making his children's book debut. He writes about dinosaurs, outer space, and the origin of words for Vice magazine’s Motherboard website, and has contributed to The Believer. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Editorial Reviews

"The Good Question! series continues to offer interesting facts in an appealing fashion. Working within a set format, the skilled authors organize questions and two- or three-paragraph answers in ways that introduce and cover each subject appropriately. On each spread, clearly captioned illustrations -- maps, drawings, close-up photographs, and realistic images -- face the text. The questions are those a child reader might ask. . . . Why is the Sea Salty? explains the composition and motion of bodies of water, introducing some inhabitants and scientific studies of this "final frontier" and touching on the problem of rising water levels. Attractively presented, with up-to-date, accurate information, these science titles are a first choice."

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