Hardcover, 32 pages
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (2012-03-13)
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Sylvia Earle first lost her heart to the ocean as a young girl when she discovered the wonders of the Gulf of Mexico in her backyard. As an adult, she dives even deeper. Whether she’s designing submersibles, swimming with the whales, or taking deep-water walks, Sylvia Earle has dedicated her life to learning more about what she calls “the blue heart of the planet.” With stunningly detailed pictures of the wonders of the sea, Life in the Ocean tells the story of Sylvia’s growing passion and how her ocean exploration and advocacy have made her known around the world. This picture book biography also includes an informative author’s note that will motivate young environmentalists.
Life in the Ocean is one of The Washington Post's Best Kids Books of 2012
One Potato Review
A little like Jacques Cousteau with the spunky soulfulness of Miss Rumphius mixed in. And riveting to look at: from Nivola’s panoramas of the farm in New Jersey where Sylvia Earle discovered her fascination with nature, to the bonanza awaiting her at her second home on the Gulf of Mexico, to painted, teeming coral reefs, and a thrilling close encounter with a whale. For anyone interested, there’s also a pretty great glossary of marine life at the end, and a rousing call to conscience.