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Exploring the World of Aquatic Life, 6-Volume Set
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  • Authored by: Consultant Editor: John P. Friel, Ph.D.; Volume Authors: David Alderton, Andrew Campbell, Richard Beatty, John Dawes
  • From the Series: Exploring the World of Animals
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  • ISBN-10: 1438125429
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-2542-8
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 12/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 591
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 480


From the ocean depths to river rapids, fascinating aquatic life can be found in all climates and settings. Geared toward young students, the six-volume Exploring the World of Aquatic Life set is packed with information, naturalistic artwork, helpful maps, and stunning full-color photography intended to illustrate key life-science principles while providing thorough information on the fish, mammals, and invertebrates that live a largely aquatic life. Each volume looks at the natural history of aquatic life-forms, arranged in alphabetical order. In addition to discovering the many ways in which particular types of creatures hunt, feed, breed, and defend themselves, young readers will also learn about topics such as adaptation, ecology, genetics, communication, conservation, endangered species, and habitats.

Key features include:

  • Illustrated family trees for fish, whales and dolphins, and aquatic invertebrates
  • Overview articles in each volume detailing various species’ similarities and family groups
  • “Fact File” sidebars providing in-depth information on a particular animal or group
  • “Did You Know?” sidebars presenting interesting and little-known facts.

Coverage includes:

  • Volume 1: American Paddlefish–Clown Loach
  • Volume 2: Cockles and Clams–Electric Rays
  • Volume 3: Fangtooths–Lionfish and Scorpionfish
  • Volume 4: Lizardfish–Puffers
  • Volume 5: Ragworms–Soles
  • Volume 6: Sperm Whales–Wrasses.

This colorful, engaging set makes a fine companion to Exploring the World of Mammals and Exploring the World of Reptiles and Amphibians, and is sure to captivate young readers with its exciting descriptions of life in the Earth’s oceans, seas, and other bodies of water.



Reviews and Awards

"...easy-to-understand text...would be a welcome addition in most middle school libraries as well as the children's reference section of most larger public libraries."

American Reference Books Annual

"The layout is bright and appealing...With its large typeface, clear explanations, and open layout, this set will appeal to younger students and would be a useful addition to school and public libraries."


"With its colorful photos, pleasant drawings, and plentiful sidebars, this exploration of numerous freshwater and marine creatures is attractive."

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