by Seymour Simon


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Have you ever noticed how blue Earth looks in photographs taken from space? This is because of our oceans. Earth is the only planet in our solar system with water on its surface—more than 200 quadrillion tons of water—and it's constantly in motion. You don't have to live near the ocean to know its power. Changes in temperature far out in the sea can cause a drought thousands of miles away. The oceans affect us all. Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon brings you an in-depth exploration of the oceans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060889999
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/23/2006
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 280,937
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Columbia County in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!

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Oceans 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
mlmcallister on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This informative science book takes a look at oceans in a way that most children have never considered. They will learn about wave energy, tsunamis, weather, sealife and facts about oceans. Filled with a lot of great information, wonderful pictures and keeps kids very entertained!
sharese on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: Oceans by Seymour Simon is a great book for kids interested in how water works on our planet and for those trying to get information for an assignment. The books starts out talking about how earth is vastly different from other planets because of it's masses of water and then goes into weather patterns, wave energy, and sea life. The book is full of beautiful color photos and black and white drawings. Every page is full of information that the reader will want to share with peers or family.Review: I love this series of books put out by the Smithsonian. Their mission of providing information to the masses is certainally carried on here in this series of books. The pictures add a lot and when reading it to my K-2 class they wanted to stop and talk about what was in the pictures and how they had seen similar views on the news or at the Oregon coast. It is a great book and I would encourage any teacher to have this series in their library.