Ocean anatomy The curious parts & pieces of the world under the sea

Julia Rothman

Book - 2020

"Follow Rothman's inquisitive mind and engaging artwork along shorelines, across the open ocean, and below the waves to explore the hows and whys of the watery universe, from how the world's oceans formed to why the sea is salty"--

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Series
Anatomy series
Subjects
Genres
Instructional and educational works
Illustrated works
Published
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing [2020]
Language
English
Item Description
Series information taken from Goodreads.com.
Physical Description
207 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 206).
ISBN
9781635861600
1635861608
Main Author
Julia Rothman (author)
Other Authors
John Niekrasz (author)
  • A drop in the ocean
  • Plenty of fish in the sea
  • A whale of a time
  • Life's a beach
  • Dive in!
  • Reef madness
  • Chill out
  • From sea to shining sea.
Review by Booklist Reviews

Timely, important, and serious information does not have to be tough to digest. The latest book in Rothman's illustrated Anatomy series (after Food Anatomy, 2016), is a spectacularly appealing overview of everything to do with the ocean that presents information with beauty and charm. It covers many aspects of nearly everything oceanic in a depth that informs the curious and sends others off to greater levels of research. The ocean itself, fish, starfish, whales, crabs, lighthouses, and polar bears are all touched on in primarily pictorial form reminiscent of the old reference standard, the visual dictionary. The true art of the book lies in its ability express so many oceanic facets with scientific accuracy in so few pages, with Rothman's art uplifting contributor John Nierkrasz's research. This lovely book will appeal to readers of all ages, whether they want to sit and read or just dip their toes in. It should be in every library's circulating collection. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 7 Up—Following the successful approach used with Farm Anatomy, Nature Anatomy, and Food Anatomy, Rothman introduces a wide array of ocean-related facts through words and pictures. Coverage includes marine geology, plant and animal life, and the impact of humans on oceans around the world. The writing is clear, lively, and informative. Each spread is filled with a variety of colorful, appealing, and scientifically accurate drawings. Some pages identify the anatomy of a single species with captions; others show several related species with a paragraph of description; some list just name and size. Length and/or weight is provided for many species drawings but not all. Useful diagrams demonstrate concepts such as tidal zones and ocean currents. The levels of information vary from topic to topic. Readers learn many fascinating facts in a spread about nudibranchs, for example, while the walrus receives just a single drawing and its typical weight. There is no index, but the table of contents is fairly detailed. The somewhat loose structure fits with the sketchbook-like feel of the volume. This series is aimed at adult readers, and some assumed knowledge of terms reflects this, but the attractive and edifying drawings expand the potential audience to younger learners. VERDICT A fact-filled, browsable title with strong visual appeal.—Steven Engelfried, Wilsonville P.L., OR Copyright 2020 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Follow Rothman's inquisitive mind and engaging artwork along shorelines, across the open ocean, and below the waves to explore the hows and whys of the watery universe, from how the world's oceans formed to why the sea is salty"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The acclaimed illustrator and creator of the best-selling Anatomy series dives into the depths of the ocean to explore the hows and whys of the watery universe. 30,000 first printing. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Julia Rothman’s best-selling illustrated Anatomy series takes a deep dive into the wonders of the sea with Ocean Anatomy. Follow Rothman’s inquisitive mind and perceptive eye along shorelines, across the open ocean, and below the waves for an artistic exploration of the watery universe. Through her drawings, discover how the world’s oceans formed, why the sea is salty, and the forces behind oceanic phenomena such as rogue waves. Colorful anatomical profiles of sea creatures from crustacean to cetacean, surveys of seafaring vessels and lighthouses, and the impact of plastic and warming water temperatures are just part of this compendium of curiosities that will entertain and educate readers of all ages.  Also available in this series: Nature Anatomy, Farm Anatomy, Food Anatomy, and Nature Anatomy Notebook

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Julia Rothman, acclaimed illustrator and creator of the best-selling Anatomy series, explores the world beneath the waves in Ocean Anatomy, with illustrations and examinations of everything from tides and currents to fish, sharks, seaweeds, coral reefs, seals, and more.