Nomination: Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle

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.

 

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