Exceptional nonfiction for children from two of the most trusted names in science education: Seymour Simon and the Smithsonian Institution.
Water, water everywhere, and as Simon points out, more than 70 percent of the earth's surface is covered by oceans-one big ocean, and the continents are really islands in this vast body of water. The photographs include some taken from space and computer enhanced to show the terrain under the oceans and ocean currents, such as what happens when El Niņo enters the scene. Illustrations demystify tides and wave action and Simon, a former teacher, makes his explanations quite kid friendly. A good introduction to oceans for kids and their parents. 1997 (orig.