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DK Eyewitness Books: Ocean Hardcover – June 30, 2008


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books
  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Publisher: DK CHILDREN; Pck Har/Co edition (June 30, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756637767
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756637767
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.5 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #257,100 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 4-6-Two-page entries illustrated with bright, full-color photographs introduce the world's oceans. Although the illustrations are sharp and clear, the text sometimes lacks depth, focus, and clarity as the author attempts to include something about almost everything connected to the subject. For example, in the "Waves and Weather" section, an El Ni?o and onshore and offshore breezes are not adequately explained. There are also serious omissions. Jacques Cousteau is never mentioned in "Diverse Divers," nor is Sylvia Earle included in the section on deep dives. Auguste Picard, significant contributor to the design of the deep-diving bathyscaphe, is omitted from "Ocean Explorers." So many visual images compete for attention on every page that the impact of the dramatic representations is lost. Browsing through these fully packed pages and dipping here and there into the text can be fun, but for entertainment, Joanna Cole's The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor (Scholastic, 1992) presents basic facts in an entertaining narrative. Other fine introductions include Martyn Bramwell's The Oceans (Watts, 1994) and Seymour Simon's Oceans (Morrow, 1990).
Frances E. Millhouser, Chantilly Regional Library, VA
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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...a mini museum between the covers of a book. [Eyewitness series] -- The New York Times

These books' striking visual impact will draw in even the most casual readers. [Eyewitness series] -- School Library Journal --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Dai-keag-ity on September 22, 2005
Format: Hardcover
There are no bad volumes among the dozens in the "Eyewitness" Books, but in this case, the publishers have really gone out of their way to give us something special! There is a lot of neat stuff in this book, which is all about the oceans of planet earth, and the plant and animal life that calls the oceans home. Full of factoids and the kind of wonderful illustrations that compel you sit and stare for minutes, this book is pure and simple great fun!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 3, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I'm a teacher and I find the Eyewitness books highly educational. I like the way the concepts are presented in a form without backgrounds. This gives clear facts to the reader without over taxing the attention span. The books are highly informative, presenting difficult concepts in comprehendable chunks that stimulate interest. I have almost the whole collection for my own children and they LOVE them!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By MOMMY on January 7, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for my cousin (8 years old), he loved it. It comes with a CD for the computer and he has printed off so many pictures.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By F. Griswold on January 13, 2009
Format: Hardcover
My 6-year-old son loves all of the DK books. Though they are a little advance for his reading level, the rich layout of photos, illustrations and captions are enough to captivate him and to educate him on whatever topic the book covers. We own at least seven titles (most of the others are about wars, pirates or knights!) and we regularly check these books out from our public library. My husband and I really enjoy looking through them too as we have always been fans of the DK Eyewitness Travel Guides.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Arnold Castro on March 4, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The entire collection is fantastic (not only this book, but any within the collection). I gave 5 books to my boys for Christmas and keep getting more until I finish the collection. DK books are particularly good for kids because of the ridiculous number of drawings, graphics, and photographs. Worth every penny.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By thehann on December 18, 2011
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My kids are just learning to read and love this book. It is full of colorful pictures that they enjoy studying.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Becky A. Skillin on June 9, 2008
Format: Library Binding Verified Purchase
My daughter is mad that I gave this to the school library. She LOVED it and didn't tell me! Well, I ordered another because she is missing it! It was so amazing to see those pictures, and I want to have all of these books!
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Format: Hardcover
Purchased for a 3rd grade teacher, who teaches informational text. Very well received by both the teacher and students. 3rd graders love the Eyewitness series.
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