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Journey Into the Deep by Rebecca L. Johnson
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Jan 21, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: high-interest-low-level, middle-school, nonfiction, science, nature, 3rd-5th, animals-ocean-life
Read in January, 2012

Ages: 8-12 years

"We know less about this huge watery kingdom than we do about many planets in our solar system." From 2000 to 2010, more than 2,000 researchers from 82 countries sought to understand more about our oceans conducting the most extensive investigation of ocean life ever attempted. Johnson details 8 oceanic sections filled with creatures of the shores to creatures of the deep.

Johnson journeyed across the globe to get first hand accounts from scientists that participated in the study, quoting 18 scientists throughout the book. Her second-person narrative captivates children considering future marine biology professions, and also reveals her own passion for the ocean (being an avid scuba diver). Great provision of yet-to-be-named oceanic life pictures mixed in with an exciting narrative of discovery.
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