From Shore to Ocean Floor

Gill Arbuthnott

Illustrated by Chris Nielsen

Ages 6 to 10
30 September 2021
80 pages


From sandy beaches to mysterious, inky depths, this beautiful book is the story of ocean exploration, from shore to ocean floor.

Seen from space, Earth is a swirl of blue and white. The blue is Earth's oceans, which cover 70% of its surface... yet the ocean in the most unexplored region of our planet. From Shore to Ocean Floor is the story of how humans went from building the first boats, to discovering the secrets of the deep. Marvel at incredible scientific discoveries, be dazzled by some of the most exciting new species and admire the incredible men and women who took the very first steps below the surface.

This spectacularly illustrated book comes from the author and illustrator duo of the award-winning Balloon to the Moon.
Earth's oceans cover 70% of its surface, but they're still the most unexplored part of the planet! This beautiful book tells the story of human ocean exploration - from its sandy beaches to its dark depths - explaining what we have so far discovered and how, from sunken cities and shipwrecks to incredible creatures and more! So dive in and meet marine biologists, famous adventurers and legends of the sea!