|Great Barrier Reef (Earth's Incredible Places)
Author: Scales, Helen
Discover the plants and animals that live in this vast underwater treasure trove. Meet the scientists who have explored and studied its depths and learn about the history and culture of the Aboriginal people who have lived alongside this natural wonder for thousands of years.
School Library Journal (06/24/22)
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School Library Journal - 06/24/2022 Gr 3–5—A lot of information is contained within the pages of this beautiful, brightly illustrated look at the Great Barrier Reef. There are five main sections: "On the Reef," "Reef Dwellers," "Neighbors of the Reef," "A Human Habitat," and "A New Dawn." Readers learn about the origin of the reef and the dangers it currently faces from climate change. Scales also covers in fascinating detail the many animals and plants that call reef home, and the scientists and ecologists who are studying or actively helping the reef. There are British spellings and vocabulary, reflecting the book's origins; a glossary of bolded words appears in the back matter. Captivating illustrations highlight and enhance the text. VERDICT A very good book for beefing up the coral reef section, or for niche projects on climate change.—V. Lynn Christiansen - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.