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Discover the most outrageous aspects of the deep blue---from record-breaking depths to towering tsunamis, underwater giants to tiny sea creatures--along with ocean conservation challenges and what you can do to help. Dive into a world of aquatic mystery in this action-packed combination of science and adventure. Famed National Geographic Explorer Sylvia Earle leads readers Discover the most outrageous aspects of the deep blue---from record-breaking depths to towering tsunamis, underwater giants to tiny sea creatures--along with ocean conservation challenges and what you can do to help. Dive into a world of aquatic mystery in this action-packed combination of science and adventure. Famed National Geographic Explorer Sylvia Earle leads readers on an in-depth tour of life beneath the waves. Come face-to-face with whales and sharks, learn about the newest and most hi-tech ocean gear and gadgets, experiment with hands-on activities, and join Earle as she recounts her most daring dives. Packed with fascinating tidbits, animal profiles, and up-to-date science, each chapter combines stunning photography with fun, accessible text. Perfect for curious kids, ocean lovers, young explorers, and the classroom. Extreme Ocean reveals the mystery, majesty, danger, and--above all--the importance of our ocean.


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Discover the most outrageous aspects of the deep blue---from record-breaking depths to towering tsunamis, underwater giants to tiny sea creatures--along with ocean conservation challenges and what you can do to help. Dive into a world of aquatic mystery in this action-packed combination of science and adventure. Famed National Geographic Explorer Sylvia Earle leads readers Discover the most outrageous aspects of the deep blue---from record-breaking depths to towering tsunamis, underwater giants to tiny sea creatures--along with ocean conservation challenges and what you can do to help. Dive into a world of aquatic mystery in this action-packed combination of science and adventure. Famed National Geographic Explorer Sylvia Earle leads readers on an in-depth tour of life beneath the waves. Come face-to-face with whales and sharks, learn about the newest and most hi-tech ocean gear and gadgets, experiment with hands-on activities, and join Earle as she recounts her most daring dives. Packed with fascinating tidbits, animal profiles, and up-to-date science, each chapter combines stunning photography with fun, accessible text. Perfect for curious kids, ocean lovers, young explorers, and the classroom. Extreme Ocean reveals the mystery, majesty, danger, and--above all--the importance of our ocean.

37 review for Extreme Ocean: Amazing Animals, High-Tech Gear, Record-Breaking Depths, and More

  1. 4 out of 5

    Vera Godley

    This is quite a good book about the oceans of the World and the multitude of diversity within its depths. I particularly liked the time line of discoveries that lead up to today's knowledge of the oceans. It seems that the discoveries accelerated from the 1950s through the 1980s with improved diving equipment that allow for deeper more intensive studies. Fascinating. The information about the oceans and seas that cover this globe we call home is truly mind boggling. The way each and every creatur This is quite a good book about the oceans of the World and the multitude of diversity within its depths. I particularly liked the time line of discoveries that lead up to today's knowledge of the oceans. It seems that the discoveries accelerated from the 1950s through the 1980s with improved diving equipment that allow for deeper more intensive studies. Fascinating. The information about the oceans and seas that cover this globe we call home is truly mind boggling. The way each and every creature of the depths has differences is intriguing. I felt that there was more emphasis on the problems of pollution and trash in the oceans than I would like to see. Some, yes. A bit much in this book. The time-line of discovery provides great information. Still, this is an excellent book to learn about the oceans; and as usual, the photographs are awesome. You can always count on a National Geographic book to provide beautiful photographs and excellent information. DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Reid

    This book has quickly become one of my favorites ever reviewed for Nat Geo Kids. And it's all because of the writing. Author Syliva A. Earle is a tremendously talented writer (and also recipient of many awards) who does a fantastic job using words to describe what she's experienced in the ocean all while helping readers feel like they're encapsulated within its depths with her. Earle writes about holding a dying crab, smothered in oil, in her hands, being encased in a metal JIM deep-sea dive suit This book has quickly become one of my favorites ever reviewed for Nat Geo Kids. And it's all because of the writing. Author Syliva A. Earle is a tremendously talented writer (and also recipient of many awards) who does a fantastic job using words to describe what she's experienced in the ocean all while helping readers feel like they're encapsulated within its depths with her. Earle writes about holding a dying crab, smothered in oil, in her hands, being encased in a metal JIM deep-sea dive suit, and testing a robot in Lake Tahoe. Reading about all her travels and studies is truly interesting and educational.... Read the rest of my review here: https://agoodreid.blogspot.com/2020/0...

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kailey (BooksforMKs)

    With stunning photographs, this book chronicles the ocean explorations of the author, a marine biologist. Along with personal stories and anecdotes, this book includes the facts and science about everything in the ocean from currents to sharks. The first section explores waves, tsunamis, and currents, ice shelves, and answers why the ocean is blue and why it contains salt water. The second chapter focuses on the fish and animals that live in the ocean. There are articles and facts about seals, wha With stunning photographs, this book chronicles the ocean explorations of the author, a marine biologist. Along with personal stories and anecdotes, this book includes the facts and science about everything in the ocean from currents to sharks. The first section explores waves, tsunamis, and currents, ice shelves, and answers why the ocean is blue and why it contains salt water. The second chapter focuses on the fish and animals that live in the ocean. There are articles and facts about seals, whales, and other mammals, as well as fish and creatures that live in the deepest parts of the ocean. The photographs of these fish are absolutely gorgeous, showcasing their bright colors and delicate fins. There are also facts about sea plants like kelp forests, and a whole page about coral reefs. I especially liked the articles about the history of exploration and the new ecosystems and creatures like giant clams that were first discovered in 1977. The third section is all about underwater vehicles, deep sea diving suits, and submersibles and how these allowed explorers to go further than ever before. There is even a timeline of exploration showing the farthest, the deepest, and the most extreme places explorers have ever been! There are even facts and photos of underwater laboratories where scientists called aquanauts can stay for up to 10 days doing experiments. I really love that you can rely on the facts presented in this book, because you know it's coming from the experts and it's written in an impartial way without political agenda. The last two chapters are titled, "An Ocean in Trouble" and "How to Save an Ocean", and it details ways that pollution and trash are damaging the oceans and what we can do to help. This is such an informative and interesting book! Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Christy

    Happy April! This is the month we celebrate Earth Day. Extreme Ocean is a great book to share with your kids about ocean conservation. And, did you know that June 8 is World Ocean Day? It’ll be June before we know it! And where are my Shark Week fans? My daughter if fanatical about Shark Week! Once June hits, she starts looking forward to July just because of Shark Week! Though I’m not as big a fan as she is, I do love the ocean and find Shark Week to be fascinating. Extreme Ocean has a lot of fu Happy April! This is the month we celebrate Earth Day. Extreme Ocean is a great book to share with your kids about ocean conservation. And, did you know that June 8 is World Ocean Day? It’ll be June before we know it! And where are my Shark Week fans? My daughter if fanatical about Shark Week! Once June hits, she starts looking forward to July just because of Shark Week! Though I’m not as big a fan as she is, I do love the ocean and find Shark Week to be fascinating. Extreme Ocean has a lot of fun facts and gorgeous pictures inside! I love the personal anecdotes that the author includes in the book. In one chapter, she talks about standing on an ice shelf that felt like standing on a whale that was breathing. The ocean’s movement causes the ice shelf to go up and down gently, so it feels like it’s breathing! Of course, as someone who believes in creation rather than evolution, there are things in the book that I don’t agree with. I think science points us directly towards a creator, so don’t discourage your kids from studying evolutionary science too. With your guidance, the Bible, and works by scientists who are Christians, their faith and science can change the world! The experiments included in Extreme Ocean look like so much fun! My “kids” are grown up now, but I’m sure if you’ve got younger kids, they’ll enjoy doing these with you! If you’re reading this review during our quarantine, do these experiments with your kids now! This is definitely a book you’ll want to add to your kids’ libraries…especially if they are ocean lovers like we are!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Stacy Renee (LazyDayLit)

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a mention or review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Sylvia Earle had her first experience with the ocean at a very young age and has been jumping back into the sea every since! She shares many of her experiences and adventures in this educational look at the ocean, from her first rogue wave and diving with humpback whales to coral reef dives and even submarine trips! The ocean is full of surprises and Earle has compiled a gre I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a mention or review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Sylvia Earle had her first experience with the ocean at a very young age and has been jumping back into the sea every since! She shares many of her experiences and adventures in this educational look at the ocean, from her first rogue wave and diving with humpback whales to coral reef dives and even submarine trips! The ocean is full of surprises and Earle has compiled a great book for kids to learn all about the most extreme aspects of the ocean! Tsunamis, underwater volcanoes, underwater laboratories, and even famous sunken ships, but also a colorful and diverse array of ocean life, what affects them, and how to protect them! Split into five chapters, this book covers the oceans of the world, the life within it, diving deep into the depths, and, of course, the things that affect our oceans negatively, such as oil spills, coral bleaching, and plastics, as well what we can do to change that. As per usual with NatGeoKids books, Extreme Ocean is filled with fun little trivia games, quizzes, timelines, and even hands-on activities, and will give you hours of enjoyment! This review was originally shared on Lazy Day Literature.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Heidi

    The ocean is a marvelously fascinating realm. Sylvia Earle shares with readers her experiences with the ocean as an explorer and inventor and advocate. Divided into five chapters, the book takes the reader through a variety of concepts related to the ocean. The fun thing though is that those concepts are shared through descriptions of some of the adventures that Earle has had during her thirty plus years as a diver and explorer. Readers are introduced to what the ocean is and why it's important. The ocean is a marvelously fascinating realm. Sylvia Earle shares with readers her experiences with the ocean as an explorer and inventor and advocate. Divided into five chapters, the book takes the reader through a variety of concepts related to the ocean. The fun thing though is that those concepts are shared through descriptions of some of the adventures that Earle has had during her thirty plus years as a diver and explorer. Readers are introduced to what the ocean is and why it's important. Additional chapters share with readers some of the wildlife that live in the oceans, the deep ocean, how the ocean is in trouble, and how people, including readers, can help rescue the ocean. As with most National Geographic books, the large and plentiful photographs are stunningly beautiful and highlight the amazing world of the ocean very well. The end of the book includes a glossary, index, and additional resources. I especially appreciated the lists of ways for ordinary citizens to help preserve and rescue the ocean in both small and big ways. This book is a great resource for those who are interested in learning more about the ocean in a fascinating and beautifully designed way.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kristi Bernard

    Author and ocean explorer Sylvia A. Earle has spent much of her life exploring the ocean, and helping protect the creatures that live in it. This guide shares her story and experiences along with amazing photography to get and keep readers engaged. If you’ve ever wondered why the ocean is blue you can find the answer within these pages. You may not realize it, but we are all sea creatures and this handy guide will explain how and why. Readers will also find interesting experiments, cool fun facts Author and ocean explorer Sylvia A. Earle has spent much of her life exploring the ocean, and helping protect the creatures that live in it. This guide shares her story and experiences along with amazing photography to get and keep readers engaged. If you’ve ever wondered why the ocean is blue you can find the answer within these pages. You may not realize it, but we are all sea creatures and this handy guide will explain how and why. Readers will also find interesting experiments, cool fun facts about whales and even the different layers of the oceans and the creatures that dwell within them. The waters of the earth can be an extreme challenge but man has created technology to navigate them to learn more. Readers can also learn about some of the problems, such as oil spills, that have troubled these waters. There is a lot of information to help readers learn about the earths various bodies of water and all of the inhabitants. Parents and teachers can use this guide as a tool to help teach about oceans and how to preserve these precious bodies of water for future generations.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Two BookWorms Blog

    This book is certain to increase reader’s awareness and appreciation for our oceans. It’s a great resource to include in your science library. For the full review: https://wordpress.com/post/twobookwor... This book is certain to increase reader’s awareness and appreciation for our oceans. It’s a great resource to include in your science library. For the full review: https://wordpress.com/post/twobookwor...

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    Paige

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    Danielle Hammelef

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    Darlene Owen

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