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Far From Shore: Chronicles of an Open Ocean Voyage

by Sophie Webb

Published by Houghton Mifflin, 2011
80 pages
ISBN: 978-0-618-59729-1

Ages 9-13

Field biologist and bird naturalist Sophie Webb uses a journal format to record her four-month stint aboard a science vessel in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean while on the job for the Southwest Fisheries Science Center. While the trip’s primary focus was the impact of tuna purse-seine fishing on the dolphin population, Webb’s log includes observations of a whole host of deep sea animals and birds, as well as fascinating details about life aboard ship and in port. Watercolor illustrations on every page add a strong visual component to the quiet tone of the written narrative. This snapshot of a contemporary scientist at work clearly captures her passion for her field, especially evident by the way she spends her free time in port: bird-watching.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


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