Whales and Dolphins for Kids : Oceans of The World in Color

Marine Life and Oceanography for Kids

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1682808939

Category: Photography

Page: 32

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Make basic oceanology fun and easy to understand with the help of this graphic educational book. Composed of wonderful images of the buzzing marine life, accompanied by important descriptive texts, this book will definitely be a joy to have. Your child can use this book to complement the school textbooks on the oceans. Secure a copy today!

Ecological Geography of the Sea

Author: Alan R. Longhurst

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080465579

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 5514

This book presents an in-depth discussion of the biological and ecological geography of the oceans. It synthesizes locally restricted studies of the ocean to generate a global geography of the vast marine world. Based on patterns of algal ecology, the book divides the ocean into four primary compartments, which are then subdivided into secondary compartments. *Includes color insert of the latest in satellite imagery showing the world's oceans, their similarities and differences *Revised and updated to reflect the latest in oceanographic research *Ideal for anyone interested in understanding ocean ecology -- accessible and informative


Author: Dan Kainen,Carol Kaufmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783737352086


Page: 32

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Preschool Science (ENHANCED eBook)

Author: Marie E. Cecchini

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1429113219

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 2101

Build background knowledge, teach beginning science concepts and have fun at the same time! This handy resource is chockful of creative ideas for exploring 3 important strands of the early childhood science curriculum: Weather, the Ocean and Gardens.

Preschool Science (eBook)

Author: Marie E. Cecchini

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 0787786578

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 2979

Build background knowledge, teach beginning science concepts and have fun at the same time! This handy resource is chockful of creative ideas for exploring 3 important strands of the early childhood science curriculum: Weather, the Ocean and Gardens.

The Handy Ocean Answer Book

Author: Thomas E. Svarney,Patricia Barnes-Svarney

Publisher: Omnigraphics

ISBN: 9780780807259

Category: Reference

Page: 616

View: 9740

This easy-to-use, comprehensive resource on ocean behavior and myth answers 1,000 questions about such topics as ancient oceans and early life, ocean-air interactions, El Nino, currents, hurricanes, the gulf stream, and much more. 150 photos, including 16-page color insert.

Light Absorption in Sea Water

Author: Bogdian Wozniak,Jerzy Dera

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387495606

Category: Science

Page: 452

View: 2434

This book provides a detailed description of light absorption and absorbents in seawaters with respect to provenance, region of the sea, depth of the occurrence and trophicity. The text is based on a substantial body of contemporary research results taken from the subject literature (over 400 references) and the work of the authors over a period of 30 years.

The Color of the Atmosphere with the Ocean Below

A History of NASA's Ocean Color Missions

Author: James Acker

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511963114


Page: 372

View: 6033

(Black and White) The Color of the Atmosphere with the Ocean Below is a comprehensive history of NASA's "ocean color" satellite missions. Written by James Acker with funding from the NASA Science and History Divisions, this book covers the science, technology, and diverse scientific personalities that allowed NASA to successfully extract measurements of light from the ocean surface using satellite instruments. These measurements allowed observation and determination of the complex patterns of biological activity in the global oceans, which are directly related to mankind's understanding and utilization of the oceans. This research has also added knowledge on the role of the oceans in local and regional ecosystems, as well as their role in the changing global climate system. The history is extensively footnoted and referenced, providing unique documentation of this successful sector of NASA's Earth science missions. It covers the broad range of oceanographic research to which these vital data have been applied, and explains many scientific aspects. The history was substantially augmented by individual and group interviews of scientists and engineers involved NASA's the three primary ocean color missions. These interviews (and supporting documents) describe how diligent efforts and collaborations of oceanographers, physicists, satellite and sensor technicians, computer programmers, government agencies, and private companies combined to surmount remarkable challenges both at sea and in space to make this critical oceanographic data accurate and useful. Augmented with many anecdotal insights into the missions - what made them work, and the different pitfalls and surprises frequently imperiling their eventual success - the book presents a detailed and complete history of NASA's leading contribution to the observations of ocean color from space. It will both inform and entertain readers interested in science, oceanography, and remote sensing of the Earth.

Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

Author: Harold Gatty

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486318931

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 1763

Useful, instructive manual shows would-be explorers, hikers, bikers, scouts, sailors, and survivalists how to find their way outdoors by observing animals, weather patterns, shifting sands, and other elements of nature.

Big Book of Sea Life to Color

Author: Ruth Soffer,Anthony D'Attilio,Lucia de Leiris

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486466817

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 143

View: 6464

Explore the oceans and beaches of the world with these 133 marine illustrations. Realistic images depict the splendid variety of underwater life, from seahorses and jellyfish to conches and clams.

The Moon in the Nautilus Shell

Discordant Harmonies Reconsidered

Author: Daniel B. Botkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019997697X

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 4363

Why do we keep talking about so many environmental problems and rarely solve any? If these are scientific issues, then why can't scientists solve them or at least agree on what to do? In his new book, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell, ecologist Daniel Botkin explains why. For one thing, although we live in a world of constantly changing environments and talk a lot about climate change, most of our environmental laws, policies, and scientific premises are based on the idea that the environment is constant, never changing, except when people affect it. For another, we have lost contact with nature in personal ways. Disconnected from our surroundings, we lack the deep understanding and feelings about the environment to make meaningful judgments. The environment has become just another one of those special interests that interferes with our lives. Poised to be a core text of the twenty-first century environmental movement, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell challenges us to think critically about our role in nature.

Aquatic Life of the World

Author: N.A

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761471790

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 704

View: 697

Examines every major aquatic organism as well as lesser-known and rare life-forms including water-dwelling plants and animals and the algae and bacteria that constitute the first links in the food chain.

Guide to the Oceans

Author: John Pernetta

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552979426

Category: Marine biology

Page: 240

View: 8172

A richly illustrated guide to the world's oceans and seas. Guide to the Oceans is a handy reference that provides comprehensive information about every aspect of the world's oceans and seas. The book features vibrant color photographs, maps, artwork and well organized data. This book includes seven sections: The beginnings, evolution and current characteristics of the world's oceans Famous oceanic quests from the earliest voyages to contemporary scientific oceanography Recreational activities such as yachting, scuba diving, surfing and fishing A comprehensive study of the ocean's interconnected diversity of flora and fauna from plankton to whales Worldwide distribution and management of oil and gas, fish and mineral resources Shapes of the ocean basins, their patterns of circulation and unique characteristics Catalogue and identification of the main families of ocean organisms in a comprehensive ready reference to ocean flora and fauna. Guide to the Oceans is an ideal reference for anyone with an interest in the sea.

Fire in the Sea

Bioluminescence and Henry Compton's Art of the Deep

Author: David A. McKee,Henry Compton

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1623491061

Category: Nature

Page: 184

View: 7982

The cold, stygian dark of the extreme sea depths is home to some of our planet’s strangest creatures. Even their names evoke a science fiction adventure: dragonfishes, greeneyes, viperfishes, mirrorbellies, lanternfishes. Marine biologist Henry “Hank” Compton (1928–2005) of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Rockport Marine Lab was present on some of the earliest Gulf of Mexico cruises on which these fishes were collected for the first time in Texas waters. Upon returning, Compton would retire to the darkroom he had constructed beneath a stairwell at the lab and photograph the specimens. A talented artist, Compton then painted watercolors based on his photographs. He allowed free rein to both his scientific judgment and his artistic vision as he constructed representations of how the specimens might have appeared in the crushing pressure of their alien environment. Compton dubbed the series of deep-water paintings “Fire in the Sea” because of the shimmering bioluminescence common to these deep-water species. Then, along with taxonomic descriptions, he drafted fanciful narratives to accompany the paintings: quirky, humorous, and sometimes cryptic stories of the fishes in their unreachable habitat. Professor, researcher, and author David A. McKee has taken Compton’s work, discovered in cardboard boxes following his death, and, along with others, provided chapters on bioluminescence, life in the deep, taxonomic arrangement, and life history information.

The World and Africa and Color and Democracy (The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois)

Author: W. E. B. Du Bois

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199386757

Category: History

Page: 382

View: 2843

W. E. B. Du Bois was a public intellectual, sociologist, and activist on behalf of the African American community. He profoundly shaped black political culture in the United States through his founding role in the NAACP, as well as internationally through the Pan-African movement. Du Bois's sociological and historical research on African-American communities and culture broke ground in many areas, including the history of the post-Civil War Reconstruction period. Du Bois was also a prolific author of novels, autobiographical accounts, innumerable editorials and journalistic pieces, and several works of history. Collected in one volume for the first time, The World and Africa and Color and Democracy are two of W E. B. Du Bois's most powerful essays on race. He explores how to tell the story of those left out of recorded history, the evils of colonialism worldwide, and Africa's and African's contributions to, and neglect from, world history. More than six decades after W. E. B. Du Bois wrote The World and Africa and Color and Democracy, they remain worthy guides for the twenty-first century. With a series introduction by editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and two introductions by top African scholars, this edition is essential for anyone interested in world history.

The End of the Dinosaurs

Chicxulub Crater and Mass Extinctions

Author: Charles Frankel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521474474

Category: Science

Page: 223

View: 7349

Investigates the idea that the natural disaster many scientists suspect caused the extinction of the dinosaurs occurred near Puerto Chicxulub, Mexico, when an asteroid collided with Earth, releasing deadly amounts of energy.

Life in the Ocean

Author: Edward P. Ortleb

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 0787703052

Category: Nature

Page: 32

View: 4703

Examines plant and animal life, minerals, and other riches below the surface of the ocean, and the potential havoc that humans can wreak in harvesting resources from the seas.

Esoteric Structure of the Alphabet

Author: Alvin Boyd Kuhn

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787305161

Category: Alphabet

Page: 45

View: 8717

Reconstructing the hidden outlines of meaning from in the alphabet.

The Christian Philosopher

Or, The Connection of Science and Philosophy with Religion

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion and science

Page: 399

View: 5573