Tiny Titans: The Big Story of Plankton (How Nature Works) (Hardcover)

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Discover the enormous world of some of the planet’s tiniest creatures—and the giant job they do in our ecosystem.


From zooplankton to phytoplankton, these small-scale superheroes are the foundation of the ocean’s food chain, keep our climate in check, generate up to fifty percent of the oxygen produced on the planet each year—and much more. Stunning microscopic photos and primary source research provide a seldom seen look at these dynamic drifters. “Science interpreter,” Mary Cerullo, dives into the wet world of plankton, and takes a deep look at the good and the bad, the tiny and even tinier. Readers will discover even the smallest actors can make a big difference. Glossary and informative sidebars included.

About the Author


Mary Cerullo describes herself as a science interpreter. She works with scientists and ocean advocates to explain scientific research and environmental issues to the public, with the goal of motivating others to protect the ocean. At times she has literally immersed herself in her work, diving among sharks in the Bahamas, studying dolphin behavior at the Dolphin Research Center in Florida, and exploring the connection between volcanoes and the ocean on the island of Hawaii. Mary has written more than twenty award-winning books about the ocean for children. She has worked with kids, teachers, and other ocean lovers for more than forty years, from her first job at the New England Aquarium in Boston, to two decades with Friends of Casco Bay, an environmental advocacy organization in South Portland, Maine.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781668944844
ISBN-10: 1668944847
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
Publication Date: June 4th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: How Nature Works