Journey Into The Deep

Author : Rebecca L. Johnson
ISBN : 9781467737173
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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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.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Daring Journeys

Author : Jim Pipe
ISBN : 9780237544843
Genre : Adventure and adventurers
File Size : 61.80 MB
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Battles across stormy seas, through deadly jungle and over barren desert, Daring Journeys takes the reader on some of the most gruelling and dangerous journeys made by famous explorers from history as well as great modern-day adventurers. On the Edge is a series of high-interest, non-fiction books that will appeal to struggling or reluctant readers. With stunning pictures and clear, simple text, The narrative focuses on extraordinary real life stories to engage readers and keep them on the edge of their seats! Each book features a fun quiz to see if the reader could take the same challenges.
Category: Adventure and adventurers

Ocean Notorious

Author : Matt Vance
ISBN : 1927249260
Genre : History
File Size : 49.70 MB
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For lovers of exciting non-fiction about remote and rarely visited places - and maritime adventures. True first-person stories of the Southern Ocean from NZ to Antarctica - the windiest, roughest, most isolated body of water on earth. Can be compared with: Simon Winchester's Atlantic Johnny Wray's South Sea Vagabonds - a 2014 NZ bestseller Joan Druett's Island of the Lost Bruce Chatwin's classic In Patagonia. Motivated and media-savvy author & perennially popular genre The Southern Ocean is Earth's most notorious body of water. It circles Antarctica, acts as a violent mixer of wind and water, links all other oceans, is feared by sailors and explorers - and is mostly ignored by the rest of the world. Human influence is minimal; the idea of settlement is absurd. There are only widely scattered outposts of people who have come ashore intentionally and temporarily - or have been shipwrecked or abandoned. The author is an intrepid sailor who has guided and spun stories on many southern ocean voyages to Antarctica and subantarctic islands and led the Artists in Antarctica Programme.
Category: History

Salmon S Journey

Author : Robert James Challenger
ISBN : 9781926613239
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 71.73 MB
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This fourth collection of short stories written by Robert James (Jim) Challenger combines the timeless appeal of Aesop's fables with the oral storytelling traditions of First Nations and other cultures. Each story stimulates conversation about the moral woven within. Go along on Salmon's journey. Learn how Hermit Crab found a new home. Discover why Halibut always looks up. Find out why we should be kind to Snake. Eagle's Spirit shows us how our life's energy lives on forever. As appealing to parents and teachers as they are to children, Challenger's stories are a wonderful way to convey values of respect, cooperation and kindness.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

A Maths Journey Around A Deep Sea Adventure

Author : Hilary Koll
ISBN : 0750298499
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Go on a real-life maths journey to practise the core topics of number, geometry, statistics, ratio & proportion, algebra and measurement. Through data visualisation methods, including colourful diagrams, pictograms, illustrations, photographs and infographics, Go Figure! brings maths into the real world in an innovative, exciting and engaging visual way. It makes even the trickiest problem easier to understand and builds valuable confidence in maths! Find out how the maths you learn at school can help you go on an adventure deep under the sea! Maths challenges encourage you to use real data and fascinating facts to solve mathematical problems that will help you on your travels!
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The Ecology Of Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents

Author : Cindy Van Dover
ISBN : 0691049297
Genre : Science
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Teeming with weird and wonderful life--giant clams and mussels, tubeworms, "eyeless" shrimp, and bacteria that survive on sulfur--deep-sea hot-water springs are found along rifts where sea-floor spreading occurs. The theory of plate tectonics predicted the existence of these hydrothermal vents, but they were discovered only in 1977. Since then the sites have attracted teams of scientists seeking to understand how life can thrive in what would seem to be intolerable or extreme conditions of temperature and fluid chemistry. Some suspect that these vents even hold the key to understanding the very origins of life. Here a leading expert provides the first authoritative and comprehensive account of this research in a book intended for students, professionals, and general readers. Cindy Lee Van Dover, an ecologist, brings nearly two decades of experience and a lively writing style to the text, which is further enhanced by two hundred illustrations, including photographs of vent communities taken in situ. The book begins by explaining what is known about hydrothermal systems in terms of their deep-sea environment and their geological and chemical makeup. The coverage of microbial ecology includes a chapter on symbiosis. Symbiotic relationships are further developed in a section on physiological ecology, which includes discussions of adaptations to sulfide, thermal tolerances, and sensory adaptations. Separate chapters are devoted to trophic relationships and reproductive ecology. A chapter on community dynamics reveals what has been learned about the ways in which vent communities become established and why they persist, while a chapter on evolution and biogeography examines patterns of species diversity and evolutionary relationships within chemosynthetic ecosystems. Cognate communities such as seeps and whale skeletons come under scrutiny for their ability to support microbial and invertebrate communities that are ecologically and evolutionarily related to hydrothermal faunas. The book concludes by exploring the possibility that life originated at hydrothermal vents, a hypothesis that has had tremendous impact on our ideas about the potential for life on other planets or planetary bodies in our solar system.
Category: Science

Journey To Diverse Microbial Worlds

Author : Joseph Seckbach
ISBN : 9789401142694
Genre : Science
File Size : 27.6 MB
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In this Journey to Microbial Worlds we present the diversity of microorganisms, from the state of fossil microbes in Archaean age rocks to the possibilities of extraterrestrial life. This volume discusses the extremophiles living in harsh environments (from our anthropocentric point) and describes them in considerable detail. Some chapters also review topics such as symbiosis, bacterial luminescence, methanogens, and petroleum-grown cells. The final chapters of this book shed new light on astrobiology and speculate on extremophiles as candidates for extraterrestrial life. All chapters are updated to the latest research level.
Category: Science

Past Life Journeys Of Gea And Zen Life In The Jungle

Author : Gabrijela Solomon
ISBN : 9780557019656
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Past Life Journeys of Gea and Zen is a true story of two spirits, whose magnetic bond transcended time and space. It is a collection of novellas that guides us through several of their reincarnations. Details about Gea's and Zen's past lives were retrieved through channeling during actual past life sessions that the author (i.e. Gea) and her friend, Marino Frost (i.e. Zen), had with a gifted psychic. The author and Marino discovered that the connection between them was established when Jesus walked on Earth. In the novella Life in the Jungle, Gea and Zen were incarnated on Earth around 950 AD. They were born as Aani and Ercu in the lush rainforest of South America near the Iguazu Falls. While growing up in indigenous opposing warring tribes, Aani became a healer and Ercu a hunter and a tribal leader. In that life, their purpose was to develop self-denial and an unselfish love. They connected in their devotion to each other, but their tribes did everything to break them apart...
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The Cosmic Keyhole

Author : Will Gater
ISBN : 1441905138
Genre : Science
File Size : 59.47 MB
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In the last thirty years humans have probed the Universe, explored the Solar System and visited with spacecraft some of the most incredible places humans have ever laid eyes upon. We have expanded our knowledge slowly and surely, but still now only see a glimpse of the bigger picture. The Cosmic Keyhole explores the big discoveries of recent years and asks what’s next? How prolific is life in the Universe? How far back to the Big Bang can we probe? And what hidden treasures still await us in the hidden corners of our Solar System?
Category: Science

A Journey Into The Ocean

Author : Rebecca L. Johnson
ISBN : 1575055910
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 81.91 MB
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Takes readers on a journey into the ocean, showing examples of how the animals and plants of the ocean are connected and dependent on each other and the ocean's saltwater environment.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction