• Juvenile Nonfiction

Weird Sea Creatures

Author: Erich Hoyt
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 1770856498
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
View: 2005
An illustrated look at the weird and wonderful creatures that live in the very deepest parts of the sea. Humans have always wondered, with a mixture of fear and fascination, what lurks beneath the surface in the depths of the ocean. In this book, Erich Hoyt introduces 50 of the oddest creatures you will ever meet in the sea. From the carnivorous comb jelly to the lantern-carrying deep-sea dragonfish, from a vampire squid with giant eyes to dancing jellyfish, Hoyt explores these peculiar conditions and their equally peculiar environment. These creatures have adapted to lack of light and, using sound pulses (echolocation) or light-producing organs and pigment cells (emitting light via bioluminescence), they are able to communicate without giving their location away to predators. These stunning, captivating photographs weren't taken from the portholes of submarines. Photographers David Shale, Solvin Zanki and Jeff Rotman worked with oceanography institutes, museums and the BBC Natural History Unit, taking long cruises across the ocean to record and try to understand these little-studied residents of the deep sea. To capture the creatures for observation, a net was lowered far beneath the surface. As soon as the trawl was hauled aboard, the photographers would race to transfer the most unusual animals to fresh seawater aquariums in a chilled laboratory on board. These pages let readers gaze into strange, wild eyes and study faces with toothless or crooked smiles that witness the fruits of deep-sea evolution. Informative captions explain what the patterns of lights on their bodies are "saying" to others in their absolutely dark world. The wonder and extraordinary weirdness of what lives in the deep seas, so far away from us and yet so close, will become more familiar with this book.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures

Author: Laura Marsh
Publisher: National Geographic Society
ISBN: 1426312822
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 5200
Did you know that the deep-sea anglerfish has a glowing fishing rod attached to its body, or that the barreleye fish has a see-through head? See these wacky creatures and more in this brilliantly illustrated book that explores the strangest creatures under the sea. This level two reader uses easy-to-grasp language that will keep children intrigued and learning on every page. This high-interest, educationally vetted series of beginning readers features the magnificent images of National Geographic, accompanied by texts written by experienced, skilled children's book authors. The inside back cover of the paperback edition is an interactive feature based upon the book. Level 1 books reinforce the content of the book with a kinesthetic learning activity. In Level 2 books readers complete a Cloze letter, or fun fill-in, with vocabulary words. Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: 978-1-4263-1048-5 , $13.90/$15.95 Can

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Leafy Sea Dragons and Other Weird Sea Creatures

Author: Carmen Bredeson
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9780766031258
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
View: 9012
"Provides young readers with facts about several strange sea creatures"--Provided by publisher.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Weird Sea Creatures

Author: Laura Marsh
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426310471
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 7592
Examines creatures that live in the sea, including the blobfish, jellyfish, and moray eels.

    • Marine animals

Weird Sea Creatures

Author: Laura Marsh
Publisher: National Geographic Readers
ISBN: 9780008266721
Category: Marine animals
Page: 32
View: 2927
National Geographic Primary Readers is a high-interest series of beginning reading books that have been developed in consultation with education experts. The books pair magnificent National Geographic photographs with lively text by skilled children's book authors across four reading levels. Level 3: Becoming independentBest suited to kids who are ready for complex sentences and more challenging vocabulary, but still draw on occasional support from adults. They are ideal for readers of Purple and Gold books. Did you know that the deep-sea anglerfish has a glowing fishing rod attached to its body, or that the barreleye fish has a see-though head? See these wacky creatures and more in this brilliantly illustrated book that explores the strangest creatures under the sea. This level 3 reader uses easy-to-grasp language that will keep kids intrigued and learning on every page.

Shark Life Funny and Weird Sea Creatures

Learn with Amazing Photos and Fun Facts about Sharks and Sea Creatures
Author: P. Hersom
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615914923
Page: 54
View: 2450
Discover Sharks from Around the World with Funny Shark Pictures and Weird Shark Facts Learning new things can be fun and humorous, join bestselling children's book author P. T. Hersom as he uncovers funny shark facts and sometimes weird shark behavior, with stunning full color photos with descriptions of the sea creatures, what they like to eat, where they live and their behavior. Explore parts of the ocean to find sharks that have tools like the Hammerhead Shark, or the giant Whale Shark that can swallow a man, or the bossy Bull Shark. See mystical sea monsters such as the Great White Shark, Tiger Shark or the Goblin Shark! Funny & Weird Animals Series Part of the Funny & Weird Animals Series, Shark Life, will keep your young readers interested in reading this sharks children's book over and over again. Descriptions in the large text make it easy for early readers, or for a child to be guided through with a parent or family member. As with all books in this series, it is designed to be a learning tool too. The author combines humor with facts to make the learning fun and memorable for the kids. Additionally, with "What did You Learn Today" fun questions and answers at the books end. The Following Sharks are Featured: The big nosed Basking Shark The surfing Blacktip Reef Shark The powerful Blue Shark The bully Bull Shark The whiskery Carpet Shark The baking Cookiecutter Shark The short Dwarf Lanternshark The smiling Great White Shark The pink Goblin Shark The handy Hammerhead Shark The doctors Nurse Shark The champion Shortfin Mako Shark The barking Spiny Dogfish Shark The long tailed Thresher Shark The prowling Tiger Shark The giant Whale Shark The striped Zebra Shark These are Real Sharks and the Pictures have not been Altered In my research for this book I discovered many sharks I had never heard of before, let alone ever seen.Some sharks may appear to be unreal or the pictures altered, because of how unusual the shark may look. However,all the sharks in this book are real and alive today. Click on the Look Inside feature before you buy. If you enjoyed "Sharks: Amazing Pictures & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature" by Kay de Silva and IC Wildlife's "25 Most Awesome Sharks. Shark Facts, Photos and Video Links. Amazing Shark Books for Kids" then you will like this too. If you enjoy shark facts like those shared by Monica Molina's in "Children's Book: "Sharks! Learn About Sharks While Learning To Read - Sharks Photos And Facts Make It Easy!" and Lauren Tarshis's"I Survived #2:I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916" then you'll enjoy this also.

Sea Life Funny and Weird Marine Animals

Learn with Amazing Photos and Facts about Ocean Marine Sea Animals
Author: P. Hersom
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615836638
Page: 54
View: 9309
Discover Amazing Sea Marine Life Animals, Funny Sharks to Weird Yeti Crabs While working with my grandson on a school, marine life project, we discovered strange and funny sea life creatures that we didn't even know existed! Like the shark that looks like an oriental rug, or the chameleons of the sea that change their color at will. Come discover with your children inside this book funny and weird marine animals that will keep your young readers interested in reading this book over and over again. Filled with colorful graphic photos and interesting animal facts, this children's book is designed to be a learning tool too, with "What did You Learn Today" fun questions and answers. Five Star Reviews! Fabulous pictures of sea creatures! - This is a beautifully done book giving fabulous information on these weird and funny looking sea creatures. It was very educational as I have never heard of many of them. Would definitely recommend this book to adults and children alike! Sea creatures are amazing - The cover of the book really got my attention so I decided to grab the book. I always read the book first before I read it to my nieces and I actually learned quite a bit. I was blown away by the photos and facts that were provided in the book. The author did it in a way that is not too hard for kids too. I am a stickler for education so I definitely can appreciate the quiz that is provided at the end of the book. Good read for kids and adults! Magnificient book with stunning full color photos - This beautiful book contains descriptions and photos of the strangest sea creatures. Many are new to me with large, full color photos of each fish, snail, Dogface Pufferfish and Sarcastic Fringehead. Read this with your children. The author provides excellent facts in a consistent layout that makes it easy to follow. Take the quiz at the end and check answers on the next page. I love major city aquariums. This book made me feel like I was walking around one of the best!

    • Nature

Creatures of the Deep

In Search of the Sea's Monsters and the World They Live In
Author: Erich Hoyt
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 1770855580
Category: Nature
Page: 288
View: 9786
Praise for the first edition: "More than a picture book ... Hoyt's elegant writing provides both the historical background for deep-sea exploration and an ecological perspective on life in the ocean's depths." -- American Scientist "A magnificent bestiary ... and a reminder of how little we actually know about the seas surrounding us." -- Popular Science Winner, Outstanding Nonfiction Book of the Year -- American Society of Journalists and Authors, Inc., New York In this updated and expanded edition of Creatures of the Deep, award-winning nature and science writer Erich Hoyt gives readers a glimpse of the amazing variety of creatures found in the deepest parts of the ocean. Weaving together details from the latest scientific research about sharks, giant squid, dragonfish, huge tube worms, clams and tiny microbes of the deep-sea vents, Hoyt embarks on a magical journey roaming across the abyssal plains and descending into deep-sea trenches more than 20,000 feet down. Hoyt unravels the complex predator-prey relationships, from "killer" copepods to battles between giant squid and sperm whales, presenting compelling portraits of animals that are superbly adapted denizens of a dark high-pressure world. There are life forms, independent of sunlight and photosynthesis, which flourish around the hot, sulfurous deep-sea vents in the magnificent rift valley of the mid-ocean ridge, the world's longest mountain range. Surviving in conditions that appear to be close to the very soup of primordial Earth, these microbes have become the basis for the latest research into Earth's origins. Fully illustrated with fantastic underwater imagery.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction


A Book of Deep Sea Creatures
Author: Melvin Berger
Publisher: Cartwheel Books
ISBN: 9780439087476
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
View: 7836
Uses a submarine trip to the bottom of the sea to introduce various deep-sea creatures, including the angler fish, octopus, and sperm whale.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster Children's Guide to Sea Creatures

Author: Jinny Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689815344
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
View: 5599
Describes the major groups of marine animals, including fish, birds, mammals, and crustaceans.

Weird Life in the Sea

20 Weird Sea Creatures
Author: Bobo's Children Activity Books
Publisher: Bobo's Children Activity Books
ISBN: 9781683276005
Page: N.A
View: 1051
Did you know that only a minute percentage of the ocean has been discovered thus far? So there's no telling if your child's curious imagination could be right this time! Encourage your child to play around with colors, lines, shapes and perspectives too. Don't let him/her be limited with marine pictures. There's still so much space for imagination to stretch!

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea

Author: Brenda Z. Guiberson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805099611
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 7024
Which sea creature is the greatest? Is it the one with the most venom, the greatest diver, the one with blue blood, or the best rotating eyes? Or is it the master of disguise, the one with the best light, the most slime, or the most eggs? Fascinating facts and spectacular illustrations will inspire young readers to choose their own favorite sea creatures!

    • Fiction

Land Mammals and Sea Creatures

A Novel
Author: Jen Neale
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1773051822
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 5100
A startling, moving magic realist debut Almost immediately upon Julie Bird’s return to the small port town where she was raised, everyday life is turned upside down. Julie’s Gulf War vet father, Marty, has been on the losing side of a battle with PTSD for too long. A day of boating takes a dramatic turn when a majestic blue whale beaches itself and dies. A blond stranger sets up camp oceanside: she’s an agitator, musician-impersonator, and armchair philosopher named Jennie Lee Lewis — and Julie discovers she’s connected to her father’s mysterious trip to New Mexico 25 years earlier. As the blue whale decays on the beach, more wildlife turns up dead — apparently by suicide — echoing Marty’s deepest desire. But Julie isn’t ready for a world without her father. A stunning exploration of love and grief, Land Mammals and Sea Creatures is magic realism on the seaside, a novel about living life to the fullest and coming to your own terms with its end.

    • Performing Arts

Beasts of the Deep

Sea Creatures and Popular Culture
Author: Edited by Jon Hackett and Seán Harrington
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0861969391
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 200
View: 9826
Beasts of the Deep: Sea Creatures and Popular Culture offers its readers an in-depth and interdisciplinary engagement with the sea and its monstrous inhabitants; through critical readings of folklore, weird fiction, film, music, radio and digital games. Within the text there are a multitude of convergent critical perspectives used to engage and explore fictional and real monsters of the sea in media and folklore. The collection features chapters from a variety of academic perspectives; post- modernism, psychoanalysis, industrial-organisational analysis, fandom studies, sociology and philosophy are featured. Under examination are a wide range of narratives and media forms that represent, reimagine and create the Kraken, mermaids, giant sharks, sea draugrs and even the weird creatures of H.P. Lovecraft. Beasts of the Deep offers an expansive study of our sea-born fears and anxieties, that are crystallised in a variety of monstrous forms. Repeatedly the chapters in the collection encounter the contemporary relevance of our fears of the sea and its inhabitants – through the dehumanising media depictions of refugees in the Mediterranean to the encroaching ecological disasters of global warming, pollution and the threat of mass marine extinction.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

21 Strange Animals That Live in the Desert

Extraordinary Animal Photos and Facinating Fun Facts for Kids - (Weird and Wonderful Animals Book 4)
Author: Selena Dale
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781508550686
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 38
View: 2751
Discover Some of the Strangest Animals that Live in the Desert. This book shows the beauty that usually goes unseen in the desert. Your child will see various creatures, some of which you've never seen before. You and your child will learn a lot about these animals that live in various deserts and how their feeding habits and appearances change to help them survive. This Book Has Amazing Facts and Photos of 21 Incredibly Strange Desert Animals. The desert is full of unimaginable beauty despite looking like a blank canvas under a scorching hot sun. In this book your child will know more about strange creatures that live in the desert and even a few fun facts about them. This book is fully illustrated and has simple blocks of text that will make learning fun for your child. The following animals featured are: Horned Viper Dung Beetle Fennec Fox Deathstalker Scorpion Monitor Lizard The Jerboa Honeypot Ants Australian Thorny Devil Desert Kit Fox Red-Tailed Hawk Shrew Sloth Bear Hyrax Meerkat Greater Roadrunner Chuckwalla Kangaroo Rat Caracal Peregrine Falcon Locust Walking Stick Any child and anyone with an inner child will love reading about these creatures! The animals are so beautifully strange that you wonder how they ended up in the desert and how they manage to survive. This book will show you and your child how wondrously complex nature is and how wonderfully made animals are. With the colorful and vivid illustrations accompanied by information and fun facts, you and your child will be given a glimpse into each strange animal's life. Your kids can have fun while learning! Without experiencing the dangerous desert heat and predators you and your child can explore the mysterious desert through each of the unique and strange animals' eyes. You and your child will experience the art of nature unfolding through the animals that paint the seemingly blank canvas of the desert. This book will take you on a journey of a lifetime without ever leaving your house, so relish the trip! This book is part of a series called, "Weird & Wonderful Animals" all of which are great for bedtime reading. Collect the series!

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Monster Sea Creatures

Author: Diana Zourelias
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486485056
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 30
View: 2722
Thirty close-up illustrations will put colorists face-to-face with some of the ocean's most frightfully fascinating inhabitants. Realistically detailed images range from a wobbegong and goblin shark to a blobfish and sea lamprey. Each full-page rendering features a brief caption, and black-and-white, full-body thumbnails of all these underwater creatures appear on the inside front cover.

25 Spooky Deep Sea Creatures

Extraordinary Animal Photos & Facinating Fun Fact
Author: Selena Dale
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523267255
Page: 44
View: 7381
BLACK & WHITE VOLUME Meet some of the scariest monsters of the deep! Discover Some of the Strangest Animals that Live in the Ocean. This is the 9th book in a series of titles about the strangest creatures in the animal kingdom on land and in the oceans. The world is filled with an endless variety of creatures. Some are amazing, some are highly unusual, some are terrifying, while some are all of these combined. Unfortunately, not everyone will ever get the chance to see these marvelous creatures in person. But don't worry; the aim of this book is to bring the hidden world of strange creatures to your fingertips! This Book Has Amazing Facts & Photos of 25 Incredibly Strange and Spooky Animals. The surface of the planet earth is 70% covered in oceans. Aside from regulating the global temperature and weather, all living organisms in the world originated from the oceans. The problem is 95% of the ocean remains unexplored by human. This is because humans are yet to invent the technology needed to explore most of the ocean. The good news is that the 5% of the ocean we've explored so far is home for the strangest and most peculiar creatures. These are the creatures you are about to discover in this book. This book is fully illustrated and has simple blocks of text that will make learning fun for your child. Most of the creatures in this book live in depths only a few people can go to. Learn how these creatures behave, look like, and what they eat. The following creatures featured are: Deep Sea Dragonfish Deep Sea Anglerfish Fangtooth Gulper Eel Oarfish Giant Squid Viperfish Vampire Squid Deep Sea Hatchetfish Coffinfish Blue-Ringed Octopus Giant Spider Crab Barreleye Fish Grenadier Dumbo Octopus Black Swallower Fanfin Sea Devil Frogfish Lionfish Yeti Crab Stonefish Giant Isopod Frilled Shark Lomg-Nosed Chimaera Flabby Whalefish Your kids can have fun while learning! Guaranteed to increase your children's knowledge of the animal kingdom and the world itself. This book is fully illustrated and has simple blocks of text that will make learning fun for your child. Yours kids can have fun while learning! Prepare to learn the most astonishing facts about how these animals stand out from the rest due to their strange ways.This book is part of a series called, "Weird & Wonderful Animals" all of which are great for bedtime reading. Collect the series!

    • Science

Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime

The Oceans' Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter
Author: Ellen Prager
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226678733
Category: Science
Page: 200
View: 7720
When viewed from a quiet beach, the ocean, with its rolling waves and vast expanse, can seem calm, even serene. But hidden beneath the sea’s waves are a staggering abundance and variety of active creatures, engaged in the never-ending struggles of life—to reproduce, to eat, and to avoid being eaten. With Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime, marine scientist Ellen Prager takes us deep into the sea to introduce an astonishing cast of fascinating and bizarre creatures that make the salty depths their home. From the tiny but voracious arrow worms whose rapacious ways may lead to death by overeating, to the lobsters that battle rivals or seduce mates with their urine, to the sea’s masters of disguise, the octopuses, Prager not only brings to life the ocean’s strange creatures, but also reveals the ways they interact as predators, prey, or potential mates. And while these animals make for some jaw-dropping stories—witness the sea cucumber, which ejects its own intestines to confuse predators, or the hagfish that ties itself into a knot to keep from suffocating in its own slime—there’s far more to Prager’s account than her ever-entertaining anecdotes: again and again, she illustrates the crucial connections between life in the ocean and humankind, in everything from our food supply to our economy, and in drug discovery, biomedical research, and popular culture. Written with a diver’s love of the ocean, a novelist’s skill at storytelling, and a scientist’s deep knowledge, Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime enchants as it educates, enthralling us with the wealth of life in the sea—and reminding us of the need to protect it.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Secrets at Sea

Author: Richard Peck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101535776
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
View: 3685
The adorable tale of a family of mice stowaways on an adventurous ship's journey In the beloved tradition of The Borrowers, The Tale of Despereaux, and The Cricket in Times Square, here is an irresistible adventure story about the tiny creatures who secretly live among us humans, as only Newbery Medal winner Richard Peck could imagine it. Set on a grand cruise ship to England in 1887, this beautifully illustrated tale of a charming family of mice is full of laughs, near misses, and surprises. Multiple-award-winning author Richard Peck at his best and most playful!

    • Science

The Extreme Life of the Sea

Author: Stephen R. Palumbi,Anthony R. Palumbi
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400849934
Category: Science
Page: 240
View: 1975
The ocean teems with life that thrives under difficult situations in unusual environments. The Extreme Life of the Sea takes readers to the absolute limits of the ocean world—the fastest and deepest, the hottest and oldest creatures of the oceans. It dives into the icy Arctic and boiling hydrothermal vents—and exposes the eternal darkness of the deepest undersea trenches—to show how marine life thrives against the odds. This thrilling book brings to life the sea's most extreme species, and tells their stories as characters in the drama of the oceans. Coauthored by Stephen Palumbi, one of today’s leading marine scientists, The Extreme Life of the Sea tells the unforgettable tales of some of the most marvelous life forms on Earth, and the challenges they overcome to survive. Modern science and a fluid narrative style give every reader a deep look at the lives of these species. The Extreme Life of the Sea shows you the world’s oldest living species. It describes how flying fish strain to escape their predators, how predatory deep-sea fish use red searchlights only they can see to find and attack food, and how, at the end of her life, a mother octopus dedicates herself to raising her batch of young. This wide-ranging and highly accessible book also shows how ocean adaptations can inspire innovative commercial products—such as fan blades modeled on the flippers of humpback whales—and how future extremes created by human changes to the oceans might push some of these amazing species over the edge. An enhanced edition is also available and includes eleven videos.