Product Details
List Price:
$15.95
Ages:
5 to 7
Grades:
2
Pages:
32
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Published:
10/2003
Imprint:
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-018-3
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations

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About the Book

Overview

Oceans cover more than seventy percent of the earth. Below the surface of the water lies chains of volcanoes, deep trenches, and tall mountains, whose tops break the water in the form of islands. Above the surface, oceans affect the earth's weather. Wind and water can create severe storms, depending on the temperature. The Gulf Stream, a current that begins in the Gulf of Mexico, travels across the Atlantic Ocean and affects the climate in the British Isles. Oceans are an important part of the planet. This basic introduction explores oceans form their formation millions of years ago to the important role they play in nature each day.

Meet the Author

David L. Harrison

David L. Harrison has published ninety-three books including poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for young readers and educational books for teachers. He is poet laureate of Drury University and David Harrison Elementary School is named for him. His work has been anthologized in more than 185 books, translated into twelve languages, sandblasted into a library sidewalk, painted on a bookmobile, and presented on television, radio, podcast, and video stream. David has given keynote talks, college commencement addresses, and been featured at hundreds of conferences, workshops, literature festivals, and schools across America. He holds science degrees from Drury and Emory universities. Two universities have presented him with honorary doctorates of letters. Among dozens of awards, David’s poetry collection, Pirates, represented Missouri at the 2013 National Book Fair in Washington, D.C. The Society of Midland Authors honored his most recent book of poetry, Now You See Them, Now You Don’t, with its Children’s Nonfiction Literary Award for books published in 2016. David lives with his wife, Sandy, in Springfield, Missouri. See more at http://davidlharrison.com . His blog is http://davidlharrison.wordpress.com .      

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Meet the Illustrator

Cheryl Nathan

Cheryl has worked as an art director and a designer. She has illustrated a number of nature books for children.

Her art has won recognition from the Society of Illustrators.

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