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Face to Face with Manatees (Face to Face with Animals) Library Binding – May 11, 2010


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  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Series: Face to Face with Animals
  • Library Binding: 32 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books (May 11, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426306172
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426306174
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,602,608 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Brian Skerry is a photojournalist specializing in marine wildlife and underwater environments. Since 1998 he has been a contract photographer for National Geographic Magazine covering a wide range of subjects and stories.

An award-winning photographer, Brian is praised worldwide for his aesthetic sense as well as his journalistic drive for relevance. His uniquely-creative images tell stories that not only celebrate the mystery and beauty of the sea, but also help bring attention to the large number of issues that endanger our oceans and its inhabitants.

Unique within the field of underwater photography is Brian's ability to pursue subjects of great diversity. He typically spends eight months each year in the field and frequently finds himself in environments of extreme contrast from tropical coral reefs to diving beneath polar ice. While on assignment he has lived on the bottom of the sea, spent months aboard fishing boats and traveled in everything from snowmobiles to canoes to the Goodyear Blimp to get the picture. He has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater over the last thirty years.

For National Geographic Magazine, Brian has covered a wide range of stories, from the harp seal's struggle to survive in frozen waters to the alarming decrease in the world's fisheries, both cover stories. Other NGM features have focused on subjects such as the planet's last remaining pristine coral reefs, the plight of the right whale, sharks, marine reserves, sea turtles and squid.

Brian has also worked on assignment for or had images featured in magazines such as Sports Illustrated, US News and World Report, BBC Wildlife, GEO, Smithsonian, Esquire, Audubon, Men's Journal and in countless publications worldwide.

Brian frequently lectures on photography and conservation issues having presented at venues such as TED Talks, Harvard University, The National Press Club in Washington, DC and the Royal Geographical Society in London. He is also a regular guest on programs such as NBC's Today Show, CBS's Sunday Morning, and ABC's Good Morning America.

After three decades of exploring the world's oceans, Skerry continues to pursue stories that will increase awareness about the sea. "The oceans are in trouble. There are some serious problems out there that I believe are not clear to many people. My hope is to continually find new ways of creating images and stories that both celebrate the sea yet also highlight environmental problems. Photography can be a powerful instrument for change."

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Tierney on January 1, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I thought this book would be entertaining and informative for young children and pre-adolescents, but this adult will admit to being thoroughly engaged by the beautiful close-up photos as well as the insight about manatees' habits (ex. they like to play), their habitats (some flock to the warm waters near power plants in Florida) and threats to their safety as individuals and as a species. Highly recommended.
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By J. D. Lorenz on April 16, 2014
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Wonderful color pictures. Can't wait to go to Crystal River and see for myself. Great to read with your children.
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By Vabeachgirl481 on January 9, 2014
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Bought this book after swimming with manatees in florida in 2013. Very cute book with great photography. There are a couple facts in the book that aren't exactly right, but overall it's a great book. Looks cute on my coffee table!
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I snorkled with these fabulous creatures. Til I can go again, have the book to "take me there". Great experience.
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I thought this would be one of those really thick coffee table books. I was a little disappointed to find that it was thin and seemed more like a book you would get to for kids than for my 30 year old friend, but Nat Geo does not disappoint on the beautiful pictures.
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