Jump Into Science
Publication Date: April 2003
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Earle takes children on an undersea journey to explore an amazing "underwater city." She explains the formation of coral reefs and provides information about the conditions needed for survival. In addition, the author introduces other animals that live in and near the reef and stresses the importance of protecting corals from pollution. Matthews's ink-and-gouache paintings bring the colors and variety of this habitat to life. The book also includes a simple experiment that demonstrates how "filter feeders" strain food from the water.
Ellen J. Prager, Ph.D., (Miami, FL) formerly with the U.S. Geological Survey, is a fellow of the Explorers Club. Well published in both scientific journals and general-interest magazines, she recently edited the book "Furious Earth," Sylvia A. Earle, Ph.D., (Oakland, CA) named a "Hero of the Planet" by "Time," is currently chair of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research as well as Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. She was the first woman to serve as chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.