This gorgeous atlas takes readers on an ocean-by-ocean survey of the world- using extraordinary photography and special imaging technology to uncover underwater ecosystems and undersea terrain, and tell the story of humankind's exploration and exploitation of the seas.
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Grade 4-6–Fabulous photographs and fascinating tidbits of information about marine landforms and animals make this work a tempting browsing item. The first chapter illustrates the physical characteristics of oceans and shores; the next five cover the world's oceans, subdivided by seas and other features; and the last chapter, Ocean Facts, describes marine pioneers, modern scientific exploration, and exploitation and conservation of these natural resources. While engaging and accurate, the text provides random facts rather than a comprehensive treatment of the subject matter. The accompanying CD is similarly factually correct but more attractive than information-filled. Most problematic is that, for an atlas, there are too few maps. The transparent overlays on some of them seem gratuitous–one merely has labels that are missing from the underlying page–but others provide valuable perspective, such as the political map of the countries around the Indian Ocean, overlaid with a view of the December 2004 tsunami's path. The glossary is useful, but there is no pronunciation guide. Those looking for an atlas dealing with the oceans will do better with National Geographic World Atlas for Young Explorers (2003); it lacks information on the tsunami, but that is available elsewhere.
Henrietta Thornton-Verma, School Library Journal
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Descripción DK Children, 2007. Spiral-bound. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110756625572
Descripción DK CHILDREN, 2007. Spiral-bound. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0756625572