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5.0 out of 5 stars
Something for all ages, 2 Dec 2010
As a professional marine sceintist I was looking for something to enthuse my 14 year-old grandson who generally prefers to send his time with the X-box or PS. I am also often sceptical about these kind of "popular works". I could not have been more wrong this is a marvellous resource for all ages. Nancy Knowlton's 'Citizens of the sea' is packed with beautiful colour photographs, taking the reader on a journey beneath the surface of the ocean.She examines the diversity of ocean life and our impact upon it, explaining what we can do to maintain the health
of our oceans. The appeal then across the generations is important since families can begin to think of what they can do together to take care of our threatened planet. Her knowledge and understanding of the sea and its inhabitants, is gained first hand by many hours of underwater study in her role as a professional research scientist. It is presented to the reader in an easy to understand yet inspiring fashion. A book that will appeal to all age groups and that will become a well thumbed addition to any library or home bookshelf.