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Southern African Sea Life: A Guide for Young Explorers

Field / Identification Guide

By: Sophie von der Heyden (Author)

colour photos

Random House Struik

Paperback | Jan 2012 | #202931 | ISBN-13: 9781770078932
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NHBS Price: £5.99 $7/€7 approx

About this book

This guide for young explorers combines scientific fact, fascinating tidbits, brilliant full-colour photography and sensitive illustrations to bring a wonderful variety of ocean creatures vibrantly to life. Children will enjoy poring over the colourful pages as they:

- read about marine habitats like sandy beaches, rocky shores, estuaries, coral reefs and kelp forests
- discover plant and animal groups, including molluscs, crustaceans, coastal birds, mammals and reptiles, among others
- learn to identify important species from each group, using picture field-guides
- study the helpful holiday guides to find out what sea life to look out for along the shore from Walvis Bay to Mozambique
- find out why the ocean is vital to us, how it may be harmed by human activities and some of the ways in which we can help, and
- learn about the valuable work that marine scientists do.
- This introduction to the habitats, plants and creatures of the southern African shores is a celebration of ocean life that sure to become a favourite with beachcombers of all ages.

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