From Shore to Ocean Floor: The Human Journey to the Deep (Hardcover)
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From sandy beaches to mysterious, inky depths, this beautiful book is the story of ocean exploration, from shore to ocean floor.
Seen from space, Earth is a swirl of blue and white. The blue is Earth's oceans, which cover 70 percent of its surface. Yet the ocean is the most unexplored region of our planet. From Shore to Ocean Floor is the story of how humans went from building the first boats to discovering the secrets of the deep. Marvel at incredible scientific discoveries, be dazzled by some of the most exciting new species, and admire the incredible people who took the very first steps below the surface.
About the Author
Gill Arbuthnott writes fiction and nonfiction and believes that being a children's book author is probably the best job in the world. A former science teacher, she loves mixing scientific fact with wonderful anecdotes of people and places. She lives in Edinburgh.
Christopher Nielsen is an award-winning illustrator whose work flows from a love of vintage design. His images have been adopted by wineries, zoos, department stores, radio stations, and fishmongers around the globe. When he's not making images or raising children, he can be found on stage with his band, the Ramalamas. He lives in Sydney, Australia.
This book merges informative text and dynamic graphics to tell the exciting story of oceans and how we use (and abuse) them. . . . Descriptions of those who sought to salvage treasures from shipwrecks are as compelling as details of the treasures of sea-borne knowledge. . . Arbuthnott balances accuracy and entertainment. The anecdotes are fascinating, complemented by Nielsen’s dramatic illustrations. . . Colorful, clear, and chock-full of information, this book invites readers to dive in.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)