Every spread of the Scholastic Atlas of Oceans provides children with vibrant, detailed, full-color illustrations of the ocean world and its inhabitants. Concise captions provide middle-grade readers with valuable information to help them understand this environment. The Scholastic Atlas of Oceans covers an array of topics, beginning with the location and layout of each ocean and sea in the world. It discusses how oceans are formed, how waves are created, and how coastlines come to exist. Students will learn the difference between an estuary and a fjord, see what's preserved on the ocean's floor and explore — through numerous maps and charts — the unique and powerful science of the sea.