Smithsonian Ocean

Our Water, Our World

Author: Deborah Cramer

Publisher: Smithsonian


Category: Science

Page: 295

View: 8266


The author of Great Waters: An Atlantic Passage identifies a living partnership between the earth and its life, explaining the comparatively new responsibility of human beings in protecting the sea in order to safeguard climate and environmental interests. 30,000 first printing.

Der Mensch und das Meer

Warum der größte Lebensraum der Erde in Gefahr ist

Author: Callum Roberts

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641100062

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 9146


Der Wandel eines faszinierenden, bedrohten Lebensraums Die Ozeane sind nicht nur der größte Lebensraum der Erde, sondern auch der am wenigsten erforschte. Die unermessliche Vielfalt dieses Ökosystems beginnen wir erst jetzt bis in die letzten Winkel zu begreifen – auch wie wichtig das Meer für unser Leben ist. Im letzten Jahrhundert hat jedoch die Herrschaft des Menschen über die Natur auch die Ozeane erreicht: Wir fischen die Meere leer und füllen sie stattdessen mit Umweltgiften. Tiefseebergbau droht den Lebensraum unzähliger Pflanzen und Tiere bis zur Unkenntlichkeit zu verändern. Die Klimaerwärmung ließ bereits ein Viertel aller Korallen zugrunde gehen. In seinem aufrüttelnden Buch beschreibt der Meeresbiologe und –schützer Callum Roberts den großen Reichtum der Ozeane und ihren Wandel, und er ruft dazu auf, der Zerstörung der Meere endlich Einhalt zu gebieten, denn noch ist es nicht zu spät.

Smithsonian Ocean Life Mini Books

Author: Vincent Douglas,School Specialty Publishing,School Specialty Publishing Staff,Carson-Dellosa Publishing,Carson-Dellosa Publishing Staff

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Pub Llc

ISBN: 9781588454393

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6882


Each of these libraries of six delightful titles was created especially to help children understand and appreciate the beauty of the natural world. Each book, which has been written and illustrated by award-winning authors and artists, tells the story of an animal in its natural environment. Accurate in detail and rich in storytelling tradition, these books are perfect for giving and collecting. Authenticated by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

Earth Science Resources in the Electronic Age

Author: Judith Bazler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573563819

Category: Computers

Page: 303

View: 1559


The Web is notoriously unreliable, yet it is the first place many students look for information. How can students, teachers, parents, and librarians be certain that the information a Web site provides is accurate and age appropriate? In this unique book, experienced science educator Judith A. Bazler reviews hundreds of the most reliable earth science-related Web sites. Each review discusses the most appropriate grade level of the site, analyzes its accuracy and usefulness, and provides helpful hints for getting the most out of the resource. Sites are organized by topic, from Air Movements to Wetlands, making it easy to locate the most useful sites. A handy summary presents the best places on the Web to find information on science museums, science centers, careers in the earth sciences, and supplies.

Developing Ecological Consciousness

The End of Separation

Author: Christopher Uhl

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442218339

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 9623


Developing Ecological Consciousness is a marked departure from those standard environmental studies texts strongly focused on actions that humans need to take to fix the environment. Christopher Uhl explores the path to living in harmony with Earth, and believes it begins — not with fixing the environment — but with fixing ourselves — specifically our perceptions about Earth. a part of, not apart from Earth. Indeed, at every level, from the sub-atomic to the cosmic, it is an interdependent relationship that defines reality. Developing Ecological Consciousness successfully exposes the realization that must take place in order to rejoin the community of life; after all, the world was not made for us, but rather, it is we who have been made for the world.

Investigating Earth's Oceans

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1615305467

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 88

View: 1092


Contained in the immensity and depths of the Earth’s oceans, many of the planet’s species and resources thrive far away from the reaches of human civilization. With expanses that have yet to be discovered and enormous reservoirs of untapped potential, oceans provide fodder for all manners of research. This informative volume describes the features and properties of the bodies of water that make up 70 percent of the world’s surface as well as the various branches of oceanography dedicated to studying all aspects of the ocean and its life forms.

The Almanac of American Education 2014-2015

Author: Deirdre A. Gaquin,Gwenavere W. Dunn

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598887378

Category: Education

Page: 578

View: 1166


The Almanac of American Education helps users understand and compare the quality of education at the national, state, and county levels. Compiled from official U.S. government and reliable private sources, the book contains historical and current data, insightful analysis, and useful graphs that provide compelling insights into the state of education in America. The appendix to this title functions as a guide to education resources on the Internet. It provides site descriptions and evaluations along with URLs, giving users the information they need to go directly to the sites that will be of greatest use to them. The Almanac provides national coverage of school enrollment and educational attainment, looking at American education from a variety of different angles. This edition contains numerous figures including the percentage of high school and college graduates in the population and enrollment status by age and level of education. State-level statistics include: • average SAT and ACT scores • per-student expenditures • private and public school enrollment • student poverty • public school teacher salaries and teacher characteristics • regional comparative data County-level statistics include: • information on student/teacher ratios • free lunch eligibility • numbers of students and graduates • attainment levels • per-student expenditures


Environmental Issues, Global Perspectives

Author: James Fargo Balliett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317463676

Category: Nature

Page: 168

View: 7928


Covering 71 percent of the planet, these saline bodies of water provided the unique conditions necessary for the building blocks of life to form billions of years ago. This book explains how our oceans continue to support and influence life in important ways: by providing the largest global source of protein in the form of fish populations, by creating and influencing weather systems, and by absorbing waste streams such as airborne carbon. It is shown how oceans have an almost magnetic draw—almost half of the world’s population lives within a few hours of an ocean. Although oceans are vast in size, exceeding 328 million cubic miles (1.37 billion cubic kilometers), they have been influenced by and have influenced humans in numerous ways. The book includes three detailed case studies. The first focuses on the most remote locations along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where new ocean floor is being formed twenty-thousand feet underwater. The second considers the Maldives, a string of islands in the Indian Ocean, where increasing sea levels may force residents to abandon some communities by 2020. The third describes the North Sea at the edge of the Arctic Ocean, where fishing stocks have been dangerously depleted as a result of multiple nations’ unrelenting removal of the smallest and largest species.

Learn All About Ocean Life

Grades 1-4

Author: Lisa Jo Rudy

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439518840

Category: Education

Page: 64

View: 5102


Take a field trip to the ocean floor with this special resource teeming with information and learning-rich activities.


Author: Dan Kainen,Carol Kaufmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783737352086


Page: 32

View: 688


Unbroken (deutsch)

Die unfassbare Lebengeschichte des Louis Zamperini

Author: Laura Hillenbrand

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608102396

Category: Fiction

Page: 520

View: 6443


Louis Zamperini, Sohn italienischer Einwanderer, wird vom jugendlichen Schlitzohr zum Mittelstreckenläufer von Weltrang. Nach seinem fulminanten Schlussspurt beim Finale der Olympischen Spiele in Berlin 1936 beginnt seine Odyssee während des Zweiten Weltkriegs im Pazifik. Er gerät mitten ins Inferno der Gefangenschaft, wo er Folter und Hunger erträgt und überlebt. Laura Hillenbrand, die zurzeit erfolgreichste Sachbuchautorin der USA, erzählt mitreißend und erzeugt eine atemlose Spannung: den Flugzeugabsturz, die 47-tägige Irrfahrt im Schlauchboot durch den Pazifik, den Kampf gegen Haie, die Kriegsgefangenschaft unter einem der grausamsten Verbrecher des Zweiten Weltkriegs.

A Walk by the Ocean (Smithsonian)

Author: Jaye Garnett

Publisher: Wheels of Wonder

ISBN: 9781680522372

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 10

View: 4681


Curious toddlers and preschoolers will learn fun facts in this Smithsonian Kids book about dolphins, whales, sea turtles, sharks, and the fascinating creatures that live in the dark depths of the deep sea. Every page features an engaging "spinning wheel" that when turned by your little one builds fine motor skills and introduces additional sea creatures in the viewing window. The sturdy board pages and built-in handle are just right for little hands and the beautiful, detailed illustrations will engage, entertain, and educate your little one. Explore the oceans of the world! Learn ocean fun facts and vocabulary words. Discover amazing sea creatures. Curiosity helps kids shine!

Saved by the Sea

Hope, Heartbreak, and Wonder in the Blue World

Author: David Helvarg

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608683281

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 2517


Acclaimed as “the premier chronicler of America’s complex relationship with our oceans” (Honolulu Weekly), David Helvarg has also been a war correspondent, investigative journalist, documentary producer, and private investigator. The one constant in his adventurous life has been love for the sea. His personal story of love, loss, and redemption, Saved by the Sea is also a profound, startling, and sometimes funny reflection on the state of our seas and the intimate ways in which our lives are linked to the natural world around us.


Author: Suzy Lee


ISBN: 9783833904264

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 4652


Der Künstlerin Suzy Lee ist es gelungen, aus drei ganz einfachen Elementen mit diesem außergewöhnlichen Bilderbuch ein kleines Meisterwerk zu schaffen. Hier sprechen die Bilder für sich, jedes (geschriebene) Wort ist überflüssig. Lees einfühlsame Zeichnungen und ihr wunderbarer Einsatz von Farbe reichen aus, um eine fabelhafte Geschichte zu erzählen. Eine Geschichte über ein kleines Mädchen, die Kraft der Natur und das Spiel mit den Wellen des Meeres. Ein wunderbar poetisches Bilderbuch! Ganz ohne Text - simpel und leicht wie der Sommer und das Meer! Spielerisch und lustig, realistisch und philosophisch!

Deep Sea

Eine Reise zum Grund des Ozeans

Author: James Nestor

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492967353

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 4623


Ein Besuch der Apnoe-Weltmeisterschaft wird für James Nestor zum Beginn eines persönlichen Abenteuers: Fasziniert von der Kompromisslosigkeit dieses Sports, erlernt er selbst das Freitauchen. Und fortan zieht es ihn immer tiefer in die verborgene Welt der Ozeane hinab: Er besucht eine Forschungsstation 20 Meter unter der Meeresoberfläche, trifft renommierten Meeresbiologen bei ihrer Arbeit, schwimmt mit Walen und geht im U-Boot auf Tauchstation. Dabei entdeckt er einen unfassbar reichen Lebensraum, mit telepathischen Korallen, leuchtenden Fischen und rätselhaften Riesenkraken. Bis er schließlich den tiefsten Punkt der Erde erreicht – die absolute Grenze für Mensch und Technik. Eine grandiose Entdeckungsreise, die zugleich unseren Wurzeln nachspürt.