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Oceanology: The True Account of the Voyage of the Nautilus (Ologies) Hardcover – August 25, 2009
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About the Author
Michael Morpurgo is the award-winning author of more than ninety books and a former British Children's Laureate. He lives in Devon, England.
Gary Blythe has illustrated numerous picture books, including THE WHALES' SONG by Dyan Sheldon, which was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal. He lives in London.
David Wyatt is professor of English at the University of Maryland. His previous books include Five Fires: Race, Catastrophe, and the Shaping of California and Out of the Sixties: Storytelling and the Vietnam Generation.
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Top Customer Reviews
Combining science, history and adventure, OCEANOLOGY explores the facts and fictions of the earth's oceans and uses the Jules Verne classic TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA as a clever framework. The idea here is that the fictional Professor Aronnax, Captain Nemo and others from the Verne novel were real figures, and Verne himself learned about them, and the fate of The Nautilus, from Zoticus deLessups (Verne having taken the name from the famous developer of the Suez Canal, Ferdinand deLessups), who lived out the rest of his life in an asylum after having created the journal that is OCEANOLOGY. As far-fetched as the setup seems, it works well here. For young readers there is the adventure of Zoticus to draw them in and the science of the ocean to keep them fascinated.
Though the book is the supposed record of the journey, it is filled with amazing information on marine biology (a seabed map, charts on ocean life at various depths, introductions to concepts such as the thermal cycle, surface currents and much, much more). Readers will also glean knowledge about navigation and navigational tools, the history of diving, coral reefs, plate tectonics, and fanciful topics like mythical ocean beasts and the myth of Atlantis.Read more ›
Great book, I am very happy to have come upon it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great addon to the other ology books. It's just as good quality, in the same vein and equally interesting. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Karol
This is a magical, fun, fascinating book with layers on layers of learning. My son is 8 and adores this book, and I love it just as much. My dad is 75 and he loves it too! Read morePublished 19 days ago by seattlemama11
What a great series! Just added this one to an ever- growing collection... Beautifully done and loads of details that will keep little ones enthralled for hours...Published 1 month ago by KRM
Wonderful book written as the "next" Capt Nemo's adventure.
We are reeding it having Jules Verne novel aside.
A lot of useful information - even for adults. Read more
Bought for my 7 year-old niece who loves it to no end. She takes it out regularly to browse through the beautifully displayed information. Read morePublished 6 months ago by FT2