(2016)

First Second, 2016 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
9.99 USD; 10.50 CAD
Pages
132
On-sale Date
2016-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
First Second
Brand
Science Comics
ISBN
978-1-62672-145-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781626721456 50999
Editing
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Color
color
Dimensions
6" x 8.5"
Binding
trade paperback
Publishing Format
graphic novel

Issue Notes

Dinosaurs and Coral Reefs are the first two titles in First Second's Science Comics imprint.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Maris Wicks
Inks
Maris Wicks
Colors
Maris Wicks
Letters
Maris Wicks

Genre
non-fiction

[title, credits] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 4 pages (report information)

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Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
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typeset

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non-fiction

[foreword] (Table of Contents: 2)

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Script
Randi Rotjan
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Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
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typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Text with illustrations.

Chapter One: What Is Coral? (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
Letters
Maris Wicks

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
The narrator, an unnamed yellow prawn-goby; Maris Wicks (cameo)
Synopsis
Coral are animals, not plants. They are invertebrates who belong to a group of animals called cnidarians. Coral live in colonies which form reefs over a period of millennia. They have a symbiotic relationship with zooxanthellae, a species of algae.
Keywords
biology; coral; education; educational comics; marine biology; ocean; reefs; science; sea anemones; sea jelly; self portrait; zoology

Chapter Two: How and Where Coral Reefs Are Formed (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
Letters
Maris Wicks

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
The narrator, an unnamed yellow prawn-goby
Synopsis
Life on earth developed about 3.8 billion years ago. It evolves and diversifies in response to local and global environmental changes. Many marine invertebrates have been around millions of years. There are three major formations of coral reefs, which can take from 10,000 to 30 million years to form: fringing reefs, barrier reefs, and atoll reefs. Most coral are Reef builders. Coral reefs occupy 0.1% of the planets surface, but are home to 25% of all animals in the ocean. They are deeply embedded in a large marine food web, and play a large role in global ocean health.
Keywords
biodiversity; biology; coral; ecosystem; education; educational comics; evolution; food web; marine biology; ocean; reefs; science

Chapter Three: The Coral Reef Ecosystem Explored! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
Maris Wicks
Pencils
Maris Wicks
Inks
Maris Wicks
Colors
Maris Wicks
Letters
Maris Wicks

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
The narrator, an unnamed yellow prawn-goby
Synopsis
Description of the system used to classify living organisms, and an overview of many species of coral and other organisms that inhabit their ecosystem, such as other cnidarians, other invertebrates, fish, sea turtles, dolphins, and humans.
Keywords
biology; coral; education; educational comics; marine biology; ocean; reefs; science; zoology

Chapter Four: How Are Coral Reefs Connected to the Rest of the Planet? (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Maris Wicks
Pencils
Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
Colors
Maris Wicks
Letters
Maris Wicks

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
The narrator, an unnamed yellow prawn-goby
Synopsis
Water and the water cycle are integral to life on earth. Surface runoff from land, affects marine life, particularly when it contains pollution. Algae and phytoplankton produce 60-70% of the world's oxygen, therefore they are integral to life on earth. Thus the oceans are tied to many food webs. Over one billion people (1/7 of world population) are directly dependent on the ocean and marine ecosystem for survival.
Keywords
algae; biology; coral; ecosystem; education; educational comics; marine biology; ocean; oxygen cycle; phytoplankton; pollution; reefs; science; water cycle

Chapter Five: Little Reefs, Big Planet: Challenges, Changes, and Taking Charge (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 29 pages (report information)

Script
Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
Colors
Maris Wicks
Letters
Maris Wicks

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
The narrator, an unnamed yellow prawn-goby
Synopsis
Man made climate change is having a negative effect on most of the planets ecosystems, which typically experience changes over much longer time spans. Rising oceanic temperatures cause coral bleaching. Rising temperatures cause zooxanthellae to leave the coral, causing the coral to become unhealthy. Increased carbon dioxide levels cause the ocean to absorb more carbon dioxide, which leads to ocean acidification. This is harmful to coral and other shell forming animals. Pollution also damages marine life.
Keywords
biology; climate change; coral; coral bleaching; education; educational comics; marine biology; ocean; ocean acidification; reefs; science

Glossary (Table of Contents: 8)

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Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
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non-fiction

Looking Inside: A Coral Polyp (Table of Contents: 9)

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Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks

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non-fiction

Bibliography (Table of Contents: 10)

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Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
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typeset

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non-fiction

Additional Resources (Table of Contents: 11)

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Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
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non-fiction

[Acknowledgements] (Table of Contents: 12)

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Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks
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Maris Wicks

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non-fiction

[Science Comics] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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Dive into Coral Reefs! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [title, credits]
  3. 2. [foreword]
  4. 3. Chapter One: What Is Coral?
  5. 4. Chapter Two: How and Where Coral Reefs Are Formed
  6. 5. Chapter Three: The Coral Reef Ecosystem Explored!
  7. 6. Chapter Four: How Are Coral Reefs Connected to the Rest of the Planet?
  8. 7. Chapter Five: Little Reefs, Big Planet: Challenges, Changes, and Taking Charge
  9. 8. Glossary
  10. 9. Looking Inside: A Coral Polyp
  11. 10. Bibliography
  12. 11. Additional Resources
  13. 12. [Acknowledgements]
  14. 13. [Science Comics]
  15. 14. Dive into Coral Reefs!
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