Monday, April 27, 2020

Extreme Ocean: Amazing Animals, High-Tech Gear, Record-Breaking Depths and Much More by National Geographic Explorer Sylvia A. Earle

Perfect pick for World Ocean Day (June 8th) and Shark Week in July

My thoughts:  This is quite a good book about the oceans of the World and the multitude of diversity within its depths. I particularly liked the time line of discoveries that lead up to today's knowledge of the oceans. It seems that the discoveries accelerated from the 1950s through the 1980s with improved diving equipment that allow for deeper more intensive studies. Fascinating.

The information about the oceans and seas that cover this globe we call home is truly mind boggling. The way each and every creature of the depths has differences is intriguing.

I felt that there was more emphasis on the problems of pollution and trash in the oceans than I would like to see. Some, yes. A bit much in this book.

The time-line of discovery provides great information.

Still, this is an excellent book to learn about the oceans; and as usual, the photographs are awesome. You can always count on a National Geographic book to provide beautiful photographs and excellent information.

About the book: Discover the most outrageous aspects of the deep blue — from record-breaking depths to towering tsunamis, underwater giants to tiny sea creatures — along with ocean conservation challenges and what kids can do to help.  An action-packed combination of science and adventure, famed National Geographic Explorer Sylvia Earle leads readers on an in-depth tour of life beneath the waves. Come face-to-face with whales and sharks, learn about the newest and most hi-tech ocean gear and gadgets, experiment with hands-on activities, and join Earle as she recounts her most daring dives. Packed with fascinating tidbits, animal profiles, and up-to-date science, each chapter combines stunning photography with fun, accessible text. Perfect for curious kids, ocean lovers, young explorers, and the classroom. Extreme Ocean reveals the mystery, majesty, danger, and — above all --the importance of our ocean.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given.

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