I really like Seymour Simon’s books for several reasons.
- Each book covers a specific scientific topic.
- They are for children and are thus simple, yet still informative.
- They are filled with colorful, high resolution photos which illuminate the text.
In this particular book, Simon explores the plethora of coral reefs found around the world, explaining the different kinds of coral and formations, as well as their methods of feeding and growth. Also discussed are the many species of fish, plants, and crustaceans that live amongst coral reefs, making coral reefs second only to rainforests in the amount of life that they host.
Millions of years is mentioned once as well as the “threat” of global warming to coral reefs.
Review © 2015 Laura Verret