Journey into the Deep
Discovering New Ocean Creatures
Have you ever wondered what mysteries the ocean holds? Prepare to explore the ocean from sunlit shallows to the deepest, darkest depths. Along the way, you’ll meet many incredible creatures that are brand new to science.
Dive to a coral reef and spot a new species of pygmy octopus. Travel deeper and discover fragile, nearly transparent jellies as they drift past. Then head down into a world of eternal night. You’ll encounter animals that make their own light and zombie worms that feast on the bones of dead whales.
Your adventure is based on the real journeys of scientists involved in the Census of Marine Life. From 2000 to 2010, more than two thousand researchers from eighty-two countries carried out the most extensive investigation of ocean life ever attempted.
Author Rebecca L. Johnson takes readers to research sites around the globe, showing how ocean scientists do their work. Stunning photographs throughout bring readers face-to-face with some of the most mesmerizing creatures on Earth.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||64|
|Reading Counts! Level||6.4|
|Dimensions||9.25 x 11|
|Guided Reading Level||X|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.3|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||138159|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||2.0|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Source notes, Starred Reviews, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
Author: Rebecca L. Johnson
Rebecca L. Johnson writes award-winning nonfiction for children and young adults about scientific discoveries and the scientists who make them. She hopes her books will inspire new generations of scientists by introducing readers to some of the remarkable species with whom we share the planet. Learn more at www.rebeccajohnsonbooks.com.
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Journey into the Deep
Have you ever wondered what mysteries the ocean holds? Prepare to explore the ocean from sunlit shallows to the deepest, darkest depths. Along the way, you’ll meet many incredible creatures that are brand new to science. Dive to a coral reef and spot a new species of… View available downloads →
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
- VOYA Nonfiction Honor List
- Orbis Pictus Award Honor
- SSLI Book Award Honor Book
- Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books
“Excellent color photographs showcase fascinating marine organisms and the scientists who found them.” —The Horn Book Guide
“Explore the vast ocean alongside scientists from around the world, navigating the various zones and discovering fascinating and often never-before-seen ocean creatures in this appealing title about the research of the Census of Marine Life. Readers will accompany researchers as they glide through shallow waters with scuba gear, dive to the bottom of the ocean in a tiny submersible, and study images sent from the cameras on a remotely operated underwater vehicle…. Ocean fans will devour this book!” —Library Media Connection
“This heavily illustrated title contains a wealth of information about the fascinating science of ocean life. . . . Along with the 250,000 species that are presently known, there is also the lure of the estimated 10 or even 50 million more species waiting to be discovered, and students will find the remaining mysteries as compelling as the facts.” —Booklist
“This engaging volume is fun for browsing, useful for assignments, and inspiring for budding marine scientists.” —School Library Journal
“This strikingly illustrated book takes its readers on a series of research voyages exploring the ocean from its shallow edges to unfathomable depths during the recently completed ten-year International Census of Marine Life. . . . Rich, revealing and rewarding.” —Kirkus Reviews