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Gr 5-9–The Census of Marine Life was conducted globally between 2000 and 2010 by more than 2000 researchers, and this book takes readers with the scientists from the shallows to the ocean depths in their quest to identify species. Picture-book size and packed with exhilarating photographs of astonishing underwater creatures, the narrative describes the work of the scuba divers, often using the second-person voice for immediacy. These census takers used such tools as light boxes to count and capture nighttime reef creatures and an ROV (remotely operated underwater vehicle) where necessary. They also extracted DNA from various creatures in order to construct a library of ocean life and made contour maps of the ocean floor using sound waves. Text boxes explain technical concepts such as chemosynthesis, marine snow, moving plates, DNA, and water pressure. Pungent quotes from marine scientists are sprinkled throughout. Sometimes there's so much information on each spread that it's almost distracting, but the photos are excellent in quality and plentiful. This engaging volume is fun for browsing, useful for assignments, and inspiring for budding marine scientists.Frances E. Millhouser, formerly at Chantilly Regional Library, Fairfax County, VA
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This heavily illustrated title contains a wealth of information about the fascinating science of ocean life. Readers will start off browsing the close-up color photographs and text boxes on every double-page spread, including sidebars that explain DNA, water pressure, chemosynthesis, and much more. But the focus of this photo-essay is the Census of Marine Life, a 10-year study, conducted from 2000 to 2010, in which international teams of scientists have explored the ocean from surface to seafloor, from deep-sea mountains to deep dark depths, and from pole to pole. Their amazing discoveries cover big-picture overviews as well as tiny creatures, and throughout the book, the chatty, informative text invites the reader along with scientists at work: “scrunched inside a submersible that has just passed 1,478 feet, you’re descending through a dark world few people have seen.” Along with the 250,000 species that are presently known, there is also the lure of the estimated 10 or even 50 million more species waiting to be discovered, and students will find the remaining mysteries as compelling as the facts. Grades 5-8. --Hazel Rochman
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 920L (What's this?)
  • Series: Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Library Binding: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Millbrook Pr (September 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076134148X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761341482
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9.8 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #641,096 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Rebecca L. Johnson has brought science to life in dozens of national award-winning books for children and young adults, including Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead (ALA Notable, Junior Library Guild Selection, Junior Library Guild Top Pick, Kirkus Best Children's Books). Her books highlight why science is such an exciting endeavor: there is no shortage of new species, remarkable adaptations, and fresh insights into life on earth. She has been fortunate to work with many scientists in far-flung corners of the planet and bases much of her writing on personal experience.

"Through my books, I hope to show young people that the world is full of wonders, and that science is the path that leads to them."

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By Melissa on November 22, 2011
Format: Library Binding
Wow! Just the coolest. Amazing photographs and information on dozens of remarkable ocean creatures. A world-wide survey of ocean life has just been completed. This book describes the survey, tells some of what was learned, and shows photographs of many of the astonishing discoveries. The fish with the see through head will blow you away. It even got my teenage son to look up from video battle and put down the controller for a moment. Children love knowing things adults don't, and this book is full of astonishing animals and facts that are new. The yeti crab will inspire fashion designers; the sea slugs eating orangesicle-colored methane ice changed my perception of what life requires. (Heat, light, something I would recognize as food, ie not frozen poison gas.) I borrowed and read this book 2 months ago and have realized I can't bear not to own it.
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You can pretty much sum up this book in one word... AMAZING! Throughout the entire book, you come across creatures of the sea you may already know, but more importantly creatures that were just recently discovered! The crisp, clean, vivid photos make you feel as if you can reach out and touch these creatures. It's a truly captivating and breath taking book. This book takes you on a real adventure that is based on the real journeys of scientists involved in the Census of Marine Life. This book is jammed packed with information that I never knew before, and some information that's really hard to believe it's so out of this world! Children would love, love, love, this book! Children love to ask questions and learn new things, their minds are like sponges so why not give them information on the latest discovery of new ocean creatures to absorb?! :)
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This is a great book for older children learning about science or that enjoy the ocean and those creature living thousands of feet underwater. It helps understand and explore the unique living creatures in the ocean. The book explains how these clear pictures are taken using underwater equipment. Great pictures taken thousands of feet under the blue ocean of new and old creatures. Scientists work hard to uncover these creature and the way they live, creatures that very few of us will ever see in real life.
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Journey into the Deep is full of fascinating facts, interesting stories about conducting scientific studies, and rich and colorful photos of wild creatures. My great nephew thought it was great!
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By pblkaufman on April 19, 2011
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The author of this book was at my daughter's school. It is full of awesome pictures and interesting facts and information. Any book that gets a childs attention is worth it's weight in gold.
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