Nivola, Claire A. Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle. 2012. 32 p. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $17.99 (978-0-374-38068-7). Pre-K – Gr. 3. [kr]
When 12-year-old Sylvia Earle’s family moved to Florida she “lost her heart to the water.” As an adult Earle bucked societal expectations by living in a deep-sea laboratory for two weeks, walking 1,250 feet below the ocean’s surface, and starting three companies to design and build devices which let researchers dive deeper.