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Down Under Down Under

DOWN UNDER, DOWN UNDER: DIVING ADVENTURES ON THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

A 12-year old girl scuba dives in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and meets one-horned unicorn fish, adorable clown fish, giant clams and more. One day she is surrounded by deadly sea snakes, ten times more poisonous than cobras! She feeds sharks from the platform of the dive boat and watches their feeding frenzy.  Illustrated with full-color photographs. Ages 5-11

“This is one of those rare books that can hold its own against television. The illustrations are beautiful. Gives any young reader a vicarious experience. The best juvenile book available on scuba diving.” Appraisal, Science Books for Young People.

 

night dive

NIGHT DIVE

A 12-year-old girl is scared to death, about to do her first night dive. But what she finds beneath the sea and her adventures give her new memories she can never forget.  Her underwater light fails, and she nearly bumps into a 300-pound fish inside a shipwreck. Join her in meeting barracuda in their hunt for food and fascinating fish in their night colors and much more!

“The excitement and wonder of night-time scuba diving.” Booklist (starred review)

“Children and parents interested in the sea will love this delightful book that is as scientifically accurate as it is easy and fun to read.” Dr. Eugenie Clark “The Shark Lady”

 

underwater world of the coral reed

THE UNDERWATER WORLD OF THE CORAL REEF

In this enchanting book, the creatures of the tropical seas reveal their secrets and mysteries from dawn to dusk and dark night.  Science, poetry and dazzling full-color photographs merge to create a remarkable book. Illustrated with photographs by Martin Scheiner. Ages 5-11

“In areas where ocean waters are warm and clear, vibrant-colored, magical looking coral reefs slowly and silently grow. With lucid text, the author describes the exotic undersea world. Full-color photographs introduce young readers to intriguing species.” Booklist.

“I read your book three times and now I want to learn to scuba dive. How old do I have to be to dive?” Billy Temple, Topika, KS.

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The Desert Beneath the Sea

THE DESERT BENEATH THE SEA

McGovern teams up with Dr. Eugenie Clark (The Shark Lady) to scuba dive in the Caribbean and tells about the strange creatures that inhabit the shallow, sandy-bottomed “desert.” Meet the jumping sand grains, the garden eels, and many more. This is also the story of how scientists work underwater and it tells about the friendship between a writer and a scientist.

Illustrations by Craig Phillips. Ages 6-12.

“The book gives insight into the scientific progress, the place of serendipity in investigation, a look at some particularly fascinating marine creatures, and — most importantly — at a cooperative effort between two women whose interest and skills have blended seamlessly.” School Library Journal

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