A reader recently asked me for recommendations for books about the deep appropriate for children. Here is my running list and we’ll have Peter (who actually has child instead of being one) provide some recommendations in a later post.
- One of my favorites is The Deep-Sea Floor by Collard. Great text that is accessible for even young children. The wonderful illustrations by Wenzel help to children visualize the environment. I often hand this out as a gift. Collard also has In the Deep Sea, that I have not seen but should be has excellent as his other.
- Another fantastic book is Diving To A Deep-Sea Volcano by Mallory. It has great photographs and follows Richard Lutz, a deep-sea biologist, as he explores hydrothermal vents. What I think is best about this book is the enthusiasm in which “doing” science is conveyed.
- Although I have not seen an actual copies, Fountains of Life and Exploring the Deep, Dark Sea are supposed to be a fantastic books
- Beneath Blue Waters by Kovacs and Madin has excellent photographs several of organisms not yet named