Synopses & Reviews
Between 1890 and 1940, America's culture of consumption took its modern form: products were mass-produced, mass-distributed, and designed to be rapidly replaced by the buying public. The same period also saw the rise of the modern bathroom and kitchen as newly equipped spaces for administering bodily care The streamlined style of modern design, which served the new ideals of hygiene and the manufacturing policy of planned obsolescence, emanated from the domestic landscape of the bathroom and kitchen. The Bathroom, the Kitchen analyzes these developments with text and historical photographs, drawings, sketches, advertisements, and catalog pages.
"In a companion to Seymour Simon's Earth Records, Simon looks into the enormous power of waves and storms, the diversity of ocean life, and how the health of the oceans affects the Earth. Underwater images depict extraordinary sea creatures, though the images are not labeled and are occasionally misleading (a discussion of the colossal squid is accompanied by an image of a diver with a much smaller jumbo squid). Simon's introÂductory guide touches just the tip of the iceberg, but it should spark readers' interest in marine life. Ages 9 up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"A solid addition to science collections." - Booklist
"Will appeal particularly to young scientists who are interested in nature and animals as well as to those who are pulled in by dangerous scenarios and esoteric facts." - School Library Journal
"Should spark readers' interest in marine life." - Publishers Weekly
"An ocean of interesting facts for readers to share with others." - Reading Today
Join Seymour Simon, the "dean" of children's science nonfiction, as he investigates the most extreme environments, animals, plants, and weather in the ocean. Imagine exploring the most extreme parts of our amazing oceans—riding the tallest waves, diving to the darkest depths, and encountering the largest and most dangerous sea creatures on Earth. These mind-bending facts and stunning photographs make for an exciting, and sometimes unbelievable, underwater expedition!
About the Author
Seymour Simon is a former teacher and the author of more than 200 science books for children. He lives in Great Neck, New York.