Over in the Ocean

In a Coral Reef

Author: Marianne Berkes

Publisher: Dawn Publications

ISBN: 1584694564

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 9005


Teachers and parents, take note: this book is already a classic. Two geniuses--author and illustrator--came into perfect alignment to create this book. The author has kids thinking it is entertainment while adults think it is a great lesson about the ocean. The genius of the illustrator is obvious. With painstaking detail each illustration is created entirely of polymer clay, then photographed, creating a 3-D impression of tremendous vitality. Kids will sing, clap, and count their way among pufferfish that puff, gruntfishthat grunt, and seahorses that flutter, and begin to appreciate life in the ocean. And the art will inspire many a project. Plus there are several pages of extension ideas for curriculum and art projects as well as resources on the web and elsewhere. Please note: The board book edition is 28 pages. It includes suggestions for children to do body movements as the text is read. It does not include additional information about the animals, rainforests, and the score of the song as is in the hardback and paperback editions.

Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas

40 Strategies for K-8 Classrooms

Author: Carole Cox

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452237611

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 1669


Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.

Over on a Mountain

Somewhere in the World

Author: Marianne Berkes

Publisher: Dawn Publications

ISBN: 1584695218

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3111


Discover twenty cool animals, ten great mountain ranges, and seven continents all in one story! And do it in the age-old style of children the world over - by clapping, counting, singing, and acting like . . . Well, animals! What fun!

Coral Reef Conservation

Author: John D. Reynolds

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521855365

Category: Nature

Page: 568

View: 6371


A multi-disciplinary account of the current status, problems, and solutions to the coral reef crisis, first published in 2006.

Latin American Coral Reefs

Author: J. Cortés

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080535395

Category: Science

Page: 508

View: 1754


Most of the coral reefs of the American continent: the Brazilian waters, the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean are in Latin American countries, the subject of this book. For the first time, information on coral reefs of such a vast region is mined from reports, obscure journals, university thesis and scientific journals, summarized and presented in a way both accessible and informative for the interested reader as well as for the coral reef expert. The chapters of the book, divided by country and ocean, were written by either scientists from the countries or by those that know the area well. Reefs not documented in the past are described in detail here, including location maps. The natural and anthropogenic impacts affecting the reefs are presented, as well as sections on management, conservation and legislation in each country. Nineteen chapters, plus an introduction, present information of coral reefs from Brazil to Mexico, and from Chile to Cuba.

A Reef in Time

The Great Barrier Reef from Beginning to End

Author: John Edward Norwood Veron

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674026797

Category: Nature

Page: 289

View: 5783


Like many coral specialists fifteen years ago, Veron thought Australia's Great Barrier Reef was impervious to climate change. Then he saw for himself the devastation that elevated sea temperatures can inflict on corals.

Coral Reefs

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Charles Sheppard

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199682771

Category: Nature

Page: 127

View: 4955


Coral reefs are among the most biodiverse of ecosystems. Charles Sheppard tells the fascinating story of how and where coral reefs are formed and the diversity of marine life they support. He also highlights the threats they face due to exploitation and the conservation efforts in place to tackle these issues.

Global Warring

How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises Will Redraw the World Map

Author: Cleo Paskal

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230104815

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 428


In a perfect storm, the environment, the global economic system and geopolitics are all undergoing rapid, uncontrolled change. In the same way that the climate is in a state of flux, exhibiting erratic behavior before settling into a new norm, in the wake of the global economic crisis, many of the assumptions about the Western economic system have been destroyed, which leads to some troubling questions: How aggressive will water-hungry China become in order to secure a sufficient supply of it? What will happen when climate-triggered conflicts like the one in Sudan spread throughout the continent? As India takes its proper place at the high table of nations and begins large-scale importing of food, what will happen to already shrinking supplies? Global Warring takes a hard look at these questions. Journalist and analyst Cleo Paskal identifies problem areas that are most likely to start wars, destroy economies and create failed states. Examining the most likely environmental change scenarios, she illuminates the ways in which they could radically alter human existence. A fascinating tour through our uncertain future, Global Warring also offers a controversial new way forward for the global economy and the worldwide environmental crisis.

Hooked on Adrenaline

Author: Bart Collins

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781452033839

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

View: 1603


Hooked on Adrenaline, is a work of fiction based on real life experiences. It is an adventure/romance about a young man and his journey through life always seeking adventure and finding the love of his life on the way. Packed with gems of wisdom it makes Brad wise far beyond his years but hopefully helping the younger audience through some of the speed bumps in life. Right from the start, Hooked on Adrenalin pulls the reader into a late 50s Key West and the fast-paced exciting life of young hero, Brad Parker, a recent underage returnee from the battlefields of Korea. Within the first few pages, Brad meets his soul mate and life mate, Anne, then is unexpectedly sucked into an underwater cavern during an underwater construction project. There he finds a World War II Japanese mini-sub and the mystery surrounding it. Caches of cash, drug runners, kidnappings, and moonshiners all fill the pages of the book with excitement, mystery, and a bond so strong between Brad and Anne that nothing can break. The flavor of Old Key West is everywhere in the book. As Brad and Anne scuba dive, build a business, and solve mysteries, the reader will find themselves on the edge of their chair, unable to stop reading. Moreover, although at the end of the book they motor off into the sunset looking for new adventure, storm clouds are brewing on the horizon as the family of the drug runners head for Key West to start the business again and seek revenge.

Seoul Survivors

Author: Naomi Foyle

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780875991

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6276


A meteor known as Lucifer's Hammer is about to wreak destruction on the earth, and with the end of the world imminent, there is only one safe place to be. In the mountains above Seoul, American-Korean bio-engineer Dr Kim Da Mi thinks she has found the perfect solution to save the human race. But her methods are strange and her business partner, Johnny Sandman, is not exactly the type of person anyone would want to mix with. Drawn in by their smiles and pretty promises, Sydney - a Canadian model trying to escape an unhappy past - is an integral part of their scheme, until she realises that the quest for perfection comes at an impossible price.