The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea by Helaine Becker

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Based on the idea that knowledge is power, The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea shows how the ocean works and why this immense ecosystem needs our protection. Experiments using everyday materials help explain scientific concepts, such as why the ocean is salty, how temperature affects water density and why fish don't get waterlogged. A focus on pollution and other ecological hazards raises awareness. Young scientists will gain a hands-on understanding of how "booms" clean oil spills and how a garbage patch roughly twice the size of Texas came to exist in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Newsy sidebars bring readers up to date on efforts to combat environmental hazards -- such as the use of oysters to help squelch pollution in urban waterways. An ideal tool for classroom use or the perfect way to spend a rainy day, The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea is an essential part of any science library.
 

About Helaine Becker

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Helaine Becker is an award-winning children?s author. She has written over 40 books, including the bestselling Looney Bay All-Stars series. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. Willow Dawson is an illustrator and writer working out of Toronto, Ontario. Her recent work includes No Girls Allowed: Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adventure and Lila and Ecco?s Do-It-Yourself Comics Club.
 
Published April 1, 2012 by Kids Can Press, Ltd.. 80 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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One such invites readers to explore the ways the two different types of whales eat by using a fork and a toothbrush to “feed.” Over half the book is dedicated to the amazing adaptations that help ocean animals survive—swim bladders, echolocation, blubber and body shapes are just a few.

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“The ocean is so important to all of Earth’s creatures and processes that one plain fact becomes clear: If the ocean isn’t healthy, then nothing else on Earth can be healthy.” Concluding with “The Ocean of the Future,” the book’s message is clearly stated: “The ocean’s well-being is in your hand...

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Portland Book Review

Author Helaine Becker has created a book that uses educational hands-on activities to interest young readers in the watery world of the ocean and inspire them to develop their own ideas about environmental preservation.

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