An estimated 80 to 90 percent of the ocean's creatures are bioluminescent. This book explains this phenomenon from a scientific standpoint and examines many of the seas' most interesting glowing animals. Separate chapters discuss the role of bioluminescence in communication, reproduction, hunting, and defense.
"Well-written texts clearly convey basic information about the lives and habits of each animal including where it lives, what it eats, and how it reproduces. The chapters are nicely organized with headings and subheadings that provide a good guide to the topics covered. Bright, colorful photos, some full-plate, add much to books' overall appeal. The colorful photos and intriguing texts will attract some browsers and general readers too. Useful additions to natural history collections."
-- School Library Journal (March 2003)
Price: US $29.15