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Jump Into Science: Coral Reefs Paperback – May 12, 2009
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Formerly Chief Scientist of NOAA, Dr. Earle is the Founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, Inc. (DOER), Founder of the Sylvia Earle Alliance (S.E.A.) / Mission Blue, Chair of the Advisory Council of the Harte Research Institute, inspiration for the Ocean in Google Earth, leader of the NGS Sustainable Seas Expeditions, and the subject of the Emmy® Award Winning Netflix documentary, Mission Blue. She has a B.S. degree from Florida State University, M.S. and PhD. from Duke University, 27 honorary degrees and has authored more than 200 scientific, technical and popular publications including 13 books (most recently Blue Hope in 2014), lectured in more than 90 countries, and appeared in hundreds of radio and television productions.
She has led more than 100 expeditions and logged more than 7,000 hours underwater including leading the first team of women aquanauts during the Tektite Project in 1970, participating in ten saturation dives, most recently in July 2012, and setting a record for solo diving in 1,000 meters depth. Her research concerns marine ecosystems with special reference to exploration, conservation and the development and use of new technologies for access and effective operations in the deep sea and other remote environments.
Her special focus is on developing a global network of marine protected areas, "Hope Spots," to safeguard the living systems that provide the underpinnings of global processes, from maintaining biodiversity and yielding basic life support services to providing stability and resiliency in response to accelerating climate change.
Her more than 100 national and international honors include the 2013 National Geographic Hubbard Medal, 2011 Royal Geographical Society Patron's Medal, 2011 Medal of Honor from the Dominican Republic, 2009 TED Prize, Netherlands Order of the Golden Ark, Australia's International Banksia Award, Italy's Artiglio Award, the International Seakeepers Award, the International Women's Forum, the National Women's Hall of Fame, UNEP 2014 Champion of the Earth, 2014 Glamour Woman of the Year, Academy of Achievement, Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year, UN Global 500, and medals from the Explorers Club, the Philadelphia Academy of Sciences, Lindbergh Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, Sigma Xi, Barnard College, and the Society of Women Geographers.
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"So who lives in this underwater city? Millions of creatures? Some are short, round, and hollow. Others are long and slim. A few look like stars or pincushions. Many are very small.
There are sponges-animals that have no arms, legs, or eyes. To eat, they pump water through dozens of tiny holes in their bodies and strain out small plants and animals.
There are mollusks-animals with soft bodies and no backbone. Some, such as clams and snails, live in hard shells. Others, the octopuses and squids, can move fast by squirting water out of their bodies, It's a special kind of jet propulsion."
And so the book goes on to describe other types of sea life. The pictures in the book are not actual photographs, but colorful drawings that are very well done and clear as to what the sea life looks like. At the very end of the book the author includes an experiment to demonstrate how some sea creatures use thier bodies to strain food from the water; and a short paragraph that is written backwards so the child has to hold up the book tin front of a mirror to read it, which explains how the experiment. For a young child I thought it was a great introduction. I also thought it was great for a child whom cannot read and who won't really understand the words of the story, they can point to the pictures and the parent can explain to the child what the picture is. In this way the book can grow with the child. For example, at first it could be the parent explaining what the child sees in the pictures, then as the child ages - the story can be read to them. When the child is old enough they can read the story themselves. For these reasons I think the book is worth the investment.