Item description for Oceans (The Wonders of Our World) by Neil Morris...
The Wonders of our World Series offers young readers a lively and visually exciting introduction to the world around us and the forces at work shaping our planet and its future. Ten books in this series offer fascinating full-color photographs of examples from around the world to help illustrate: -- the devastating impact volcanoes, extreme weather, and earthquakes can have -- why the earth's forests and waterways are in danger of destruction -- how the earth's powerful internal forces produce rocks and minerals from the ordinary to the dazzling -- how mountains, deserts, and caves are formed
Oil spills and industrial pollution pose a great threat to the world's oceans. Action is being taken around the world to protect water. Oceans takes a fascinating look at: -- the earth's five oceans -- how they were formed -- different zones of the ocean and the seashore -- the sea life that live there -- tides, currents, and the water cycle
Citations And Professional Reviews Oceans (The Wonders of Our World) by Neil Morris has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1996 page 332
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Studio: Crabtree Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.7" Width: 7.7" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1995
Publisher Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN 0865058407 ISBN13 9780865058408
Availability 0 units.
More About Neil Morris
Neil Morris has written many non-fiction children's books including "The Life of Moses "and "The Life of Jesus," both in Enchanted Lion Books "Art Revelations" series. His field is ancient history and religion.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Oceans (The Wonders of Our World)?
Cover Is Misleading Dec 22, 2008
In the past, I purchased Volcanoes (The Wonders of Our World), and I was so impressed that I was excited to purchase this one from the series.
However, I was extremely disappointed with the content. There is only two pages that have anything to do with ocean life (and they don't even have real photos -- just low-quality illustrations) -- there was more information on different ships that cross the ocean, and environmental issues (ex: whaling), than descriptions about the oceans themselves.
I bought this book expecting information on coral reef eco-systems or volcanic fissures on the ocean floor (or even the differences between the oceans), not a book lecturing on the impact of the fishing industry, etc.
If I wanted a book about the effect of humans on the environment, I would have selected something else anyway.
Don't let the cover fool you -- you won't find any information in the book describing anything in the photo.
The only reason I gave it three stars is because Morris is a good writer, and the book is well-orgnized, even if it seems off-topic.