Synopses & Reviews
Ride alongside the author Pamela S. Turner and her scientific team and meet a cast of dolphin characters large enough (and charismatic enough) to rival a Shakespearean playand#8212;Puck, Piccolo, Flute, and Dodger among them. You will fall in love with this crew, both human and finned, as they seek to answer the question: just why are dolphins so smart? And what does their behavior tell us about human intelligence, captive animals, and the future of the ocean? Beautiful photos of dolphins in their natural habitat and a funny, friendly, and fast-paced text make this another winner in theand#160;Scientists in the Fieldand#160;series.
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"An exemplary addition to an always thought-provoking series."
and#8212;Kirkus, starred review
"Mann not only provides excellent examples of scientific thinking through the formulation and testing of hypotheses, she also serves as an authentic and engaging role model for girls considering careers in science. . . [An] affecting and vividly photographed work of nonfiction."
"Readers come away with an amazing, if sometimes blurred vision of a culture different from their own . . . A challenging, attractive eye-opener."
and#8212;School Library Journal, starred review
"There's no shortage of fascinating science in the breezy and engaging narrative. . . While being deliberately anti-mythical about dolphins, the book conveys the wonder of learning more about the intricacy of another species, and readers will be won over by both the dolphins and the sceince."
and#8212;Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
"The detailed descriptions of the day-to-day activities of the dolphinsand#8212;all of whom are given names and have distinct personalitiesand#8212;provide a window into the practice of animal behavior studies."
and#8212;The Horn Book Magazine
Look Closer: Ocean is a groundbreaking visual reference book promising an amazing new experience for readers: with each turn of the page, the underwater viewpoint changes. Children will explore different perspectives of incredible underwater scenes as they zoom in, zoom out, and go sideways, forward, and backward. Through this innovative visual technique, readers are kept constantly engaged, and invited to consider the connections between different aspects of their worlds. Specially commissioned computer-generated imagery will ensure this is one aquatic adventure young readers won't want to miss
We all know that dolphins are considered very smart. But why is this? It is the size of their brains? Is it what they eat? Is it due to their environment? Author Pamela S. Turner takes us to Australia to follow dolphins in the wild so we can figure out just what makes dolphins tick in the newest book in the critically acclaimedand#160;Scientists in the Field series.
About the Author
Pamela S. Turner has a master's degree in