by Teagan White , Loveday Trinick
This book gives a lot of interesting information about the ocean and the animal that live there. There are sections all about whales, fish, reptiles, and every type of weird creature you can imagine!
I loved the beautiful artwork! The illustrations are colorful and graceful. It really makes this a special book, and it is so attractive to look through each page.
I really liked that the information is presented with all the scientific names and facts about each type of animal. There are lots of details like how large a particular animal can grow, in what habitat they are found, and what their behavior and habits are like. This would be a great book to use as a reference for a school project, but it is also just fun to read!
However, one thing that I really hate in scientific books is when a scientific THEORY is presented as if it were a fact. This is so unethical, and it would be so easy to correct. If only the text said, “One theory about the origin of the universe is… etc.” But they don’t say that. They write as if evolutionary theories are established empirical facts that have been tested and proven. But they’re not. And it is dishonest to present a theory and pretend that it is a fact. It makes me not trust anything else that the book says. If they are misrepresenting one theory, they might be doing it all over the place. How can I trust what is written in this book if they aren’t careful to present the information in the correct way?
Overall, I liked this book very much. It’s very attractive and beautifully designed!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.
I have the Botanicum and I love looking at the pictures.
Agree. At the end of the day theories are just that. Theories. They has to be tested and proven.