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Albert Whitman & Company
"For Mireya Mayor, even as a young child whose house was filed with cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, a chicken, and a snapping turtle, nothing was quite wild enough. Older, she traded her pom-poms as a cheerleader for the National Football League for the swamps of the South American jungle. The first woman wildlife TV reporter for National Geographic, she traveled the world, but things still weren't quite wild enough. It was only when Mireya went to Madagascar...
"This book takes an engaging look at the work of ground-breaking conservationist, Sylvia Earle, and her work to protect oceans and ocean life. It covers Earle's inspiration, her methods, findings, and the impact of her work."--
Tells the life story of marine botanist Sylvia Earle, who in 1979 made history with the deepest solo untethered dive ever conducted, 1,250 feet down to Hawaii's ocean floor; and includes information on underwater air pressure and ocean zones, a chronology, and a further reading list.
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