The Winking, Blinking Sea

The Winking, Blinking Sea

"...this excellent book explores the rarely seen yet quite abundant luminescent sea life found deep in our planet's oceans. . . . It would be a benefit to any school or class library."
National Science Teachers Association

Named one of "The Best Children's Books of the Year", Books Published in 2001
Children's Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education


"... an accessible overview of bioluminescent sea life, accompanied by color photographs that go a long way toward explaining [the author's]fascination with this phenomena."
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"... appealing and enlightening."
School Library Journal



Have you ever chased a firefly on a dark summer night? There's something about that winking light that makes you want to capture it, if only for a second. some of the creatures in this book make the same kind of light that fireflies do, using chemicals in their bodies. You would want to chase after some of them -- like the glowing dinoflagellates, which would wash your body with a starry glowing shine. some, however, like the black dragonfish, you would want to chase away! Open this book and dive into a world that is both dark and light.

Published by The Millbrook Press.

Selected Works

Nonfiction
Female mate choice plays a powerful role in evolution.
Every person in the world and many animals have belly buttons. Do you know why? This book gives the answer in terms that young readers can understand.
War is hell on Earth. The world's armed forces are the single biggest polluters of the planet.
When exotic species invade ecosystems, they threaten the existence of native species and upset the balance of life.
Single mothers are the norm throughout the animal kingdom, but there are some animal daddies that care for their young in remarkable ways.
Lions and tigers and cheetahs, oh my!
This book is about anthropologist Magdalena Hurtado and her work with a group of hunter-gatherers in Paraguay.
All about bioluminescence
About the bizarre world of carnivorous plants.
A baby gray wolf grows up.
Nonfiction/science
A book about sleep.

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