Face to face with manatees
Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by Jim LovellApril 1970. The glory days of the Apollo space program. NASA send Commander Jim Lovell and two other astronauts on Americas fifth mission to the moon.
Only fifty-five hours into the flight, disaster strikes. A mysterious explosion rocks the ship. Its oxygen and power begin draining away. Lovell and his crew watch as the cockpit grows darker, the air grows thinner, and the instruments wink out one by one.
In this tale of astonishing courage, brilliant improvisation and thrilling adventure, the reader is transported right into the capsule during one of the worst disasters in the history of space exploration.
Face to Face with Manatees
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Look Inside. May 11, ISBN years. Meet the manatee. Hear that?! He just squealed with delight. Learn why his world is under threat from pollution and development, and what young environmentalists can do to protect that world. In he was named a National Geographic Photography Fellow.
Skerry describes the human connection with manatees, as well as their behavior in the wild. Readers learn that manatees only have molars for teeth, that they prefer shallow water, and even that they have fingernails! Skerry explains human-created risks to the animals, such as motorboat collisions and harassment. In a manner that is easy for children to understand and enjoy, Skerry depicts and details the lives of manatees, and he shows us that they are curious, benign creatures that deserve attention and respect. For ages nine to twelve. Disclosure: This article is not an endorsement, but a review.
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