Academic journal article Language Arts

The World Is Waiting for You

Academic journal article Language Arts

The World Is Waiting for You

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The World Is Waiting for You Written by Barbara Kerley National Geographic Society, 2013, unpaged, ISBN 978-1-4263-1114-7

This book features text by Barbara Kerley and photographs of numerous National Geographic explorers around the world. It is a tribute to exploration and encourages young children to discover the world. The first few pages read, "Right outside your window there's a world to explore. Ready?" Among the many images included, there is one of oceanographer Sylvia Earle diving with dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean, one of paleontologist Paul Sereno unearthing the remains of a fossil in the Sahara in Niger, and another of biologist Anand Varma riding in a paraglider over wet meadows taking pictures in Patagonia, Argentina. My favorite image is of a team of scientists exploring the Cave of Crystals in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico.

There are captions (along with a small version of the photograph that appears in the book) at the end, along with additional information about each explorer. …

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