The sea covers more than 70 per cent of our world’s surface - yet many of us know little about the fascinating creatures that live within it.
The fifth volume of ‘The Wonderful World of Knowledge’ - titled ‘Wonders of the Sea’ - offers a tantalising glimpse at the often colourful inhabitants of this forgotten world.
Kids will be gripped by the exciting chapters on sharks, eels, octopuses and seahorses.
The 58-page volume explains that there are at least 14,000 types of fish and 160,000 kinds of invertebrates living in our seas.
Thousands of millions of years ago, it was out of these salty waters that the first life on earth emerged.
From dolphins to flatfish, youngsters can learn all about the wonders of the sea with helpful diagrams, tables and graphs.
It makes a great tool for helping kids with their school homework.
The encyclopedia, which is part five of a 24-volume set, proved a winner with members of Grangemouth Sea Cadets.
The group has been based at the town’s docks for over 60 years.
Members are more used to sailing on the waves rather than finding out what lived beneath them - so the volume proved especially useful for them.
The cadets learn to respect the sea and its power from an early age.
They also take part in a variety of land-based activities.
Open all year round, cadets can join-up from the age of ten.
Meetings take place every Monday and Thursday.
For more information about the sea cadets or for details on how to join, call (01324) 486548.
To purchase ‘The Wonderful World of Knowledge – Wonders of the Sea’ simply cut out the coupon printed below and take it to a participating newsagents.
You can also buy any previous volumes that you have missed by calling (01324) 328 4252 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.