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Download Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 5 4.05 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Claire A. Nivola Narrator: Nicole Poole Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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Best-selling author Claire A. Nivola has won multiple awards for her captivating books introducing historical figures to young audiences.

In this critically acclaimed profile of noted oceanographer Sylvia Earle, listeners follow Sylvia as her childhood adventures in the Gulf of Mexico help inspire her life's work: discovering the secrets of the blue heart of the planet.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 2/20/2014

    " Great illustrations, author's note, and references. Fun story for girls or any kid interested in exploration "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lu Benke | 2/15/2014

    " I feel like I have just met the Rachel Carson of the latter part of the 20th century. Interesting format for a biography of Sylvia Earle with illustrations that seem like they are telling a picture book story rather than a life story. I remembering really enjoying Nivola's Orani: My Father's Village for that same sense that there is more story behind the pictures than the text can tell. As is becoming more typical, the Author's Note goes on to tell more about Earle's activism in speaking out for the protection of oceans. Those final two pages seemed aimed at an adult audience and were so full of problems that need to be addressed, that I felt like they deserved their own book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/11/2014

    " Wonderful biography of Sylvia Earle. Beautiful illustrations. Consider for Earth Day or study of women in science. Marvelous author's note. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs. Tongate | 2/11/2014

    " Great read-aloud for Women's History and Science classes for secondary students. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 1/23/2014

    " This is the story of oceanographer Sylvia Earle, who from an early age, loved to explore the outdoors. When she was twelve, her family moved to Florida, and she discovered the Gulf of Mexico. "It was then, her mother said, that Sylvia 'lost her heart to the water.'" Beautiful illustrations and interesting facts about this amazing woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet Frost | 1/10/2014

    " I have had this book on my TBR list for a while and yesterday it jumped off the New Children's Non-Fiction browsing shelf into my book bag. My family and I have become avid Scuba divers over the last 10 years and this book communicates many of my feelings about underwater. The illustrations are captivating and the story has me searching for some "grown-up" books about Sylvia Earle. There is something about the weightlessness and beauty underwater that is addicting. It has changed our lives and perspectives about caring for our oceans and its vast life forms. To see this pristine world is to love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward Sullivan | 1/1/2014

    " A beautifully illustrated biography. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 12/18/2013

    " I had never heard of Sylvia Earle before this book. I'm really impressed with this biography, as I was with her book about Wangari Maathai. Claire Nivola is quickly becoming one of my favorite children's biographers. She really presents amazing books. I eagerly await the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Oana Cerchezan | 12/17/2013

    " This book would be great to use in a third grade science classroom. Students can get a chance to explore their own ocean and create their own ocean bottom, and of course describing certain characteristics about the sea animals that they see. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Styling Librarian | 12/13/2013

    " Talk about focus, drive, and inquiry! This is a fantastic biography that not only explores the fascinating life of Sylvia Earle but also investigates the history of oceanography. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 11/28/2013

    " Beautiful illustrations and inspiring story. I loved the picture of Sylvia and her nature journal! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie Gelson | 9/25/2013

    " Gorgeous picture book about the life of Sylvia Earle. Inspiring and full of learning. A great read aloud for upper primary or an independent read for intermediate students. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 8/23/2013

    " 4th Nice for a read aloud, but not meaty enough for the list. I was a bit thrown off by the way the author decided to not include dates for many events mentioned until about halfway through the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trisha Stragand | 6/18/2013

    " This book would be good to use to teach students what is under the sea, through the eyes of oceanographer, Sylvia Earle. Also teaches career choices for students who love the ocean. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donalyn | 3/27/2013

    " Gorgeous biography of Sylvia Earle, the renowned oceanographer. Don't skip the fascinating author's note. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June | 2/1/2013

    " A very beautiful and poetic introduction to the ocean and one of it's compelling advocates. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anastasia Tuckness | 12/14/2012

    " Beautiful picture book biography. Not terrifically compelling imho. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 11/29/2012

    " The use of folk art illustrations was really well done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 11/23/2012

    " This didn't attract me as much as Coral Reefs by Chin did. However, it is similar in the passion felt for the ocean. It points out that in Earle's lifetime, the ocean has been ruthlessly plundered, including 90% of the large fishes. I did enjoy this book but am fading fast tonight! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anja Manning | 7/5/2012

    " A beautifully illustrated book that conveys a message of love of your job, and how your job can be your life in a good way. More books about important and interesting women, please... "

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