Into the Deep

The Life of Naturalist and Explorer William Beebe

By Sheldon, David

Publishers Summary:
William Beebe was a pioneer in the field of ecology, the father of deep-sea exploration, and an avid conservationist. This picture-book biography charts the life of this famous naturalist from his childhood studying animals in New Jersey through his later years studying birds at the research station he started in Trinidad. Back matter includes quotes from Beebe, a glossary of terms, and an illustrated cross section of the Bathysphere, which Beebe helped design.

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978-1-58089-341-1
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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2009

Gr 1-4 Considered the father of ecology and a member of the first crew to travel deep into the sea in a Bathysphere, Beebe was, at the time of his live radio broadcast from beneath the sea in 1932, a household name. Focusing on his childhood activities, his success as a very young man, and his best-known achievements, Sheldon keeps the book brief and fast moving. India ink gives a period feel to the l...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

Sheldon enthusiastically highlights naturalist William Beebe's contributions to scientific exploration and interpretation. His work included observation of anima...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on July 1, 2009

Young nature lovers will first be drawn in by David Sheldon’s bright, atmospheric, and engaging depictions of jungle creatures, New England wildlife, and ocean animals. Then Sheldon’s clear writing style and carefully selected details will compel youngsters to keep reading about the man who once wrote, “To be a naturalist is better than to be a king.” Page by page, Sheldon lays out Willia...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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