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Where Wild Microbes Grow

The Search for Life Under the Seafloor

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Where Wild Microbes Grow is a children’s picture eBook about the search for life under the seafloor. Kids explore how scientists are discovering amazing creatures that may help us find life on other planets. Written in rhyming verse by Kevin Kurtz and illustrated by Alice Feagan, this eBook also includes interactive videos, photos and other media about the astonishing world of seafloor microbes.

What's New in Version 1.1

Minor changes

Customer Reviews

Read this now! Fun for all ages!

Though this was written for K-8 with fun lyrical rhymes and engaging illustration, there is great depth of science education in both the prose and art as well as in the added interactive content (text, images, video). I love a good children's book (and have an excuse to now that I have a child!), and this is a highlight!

Not Just For Kids

There are so few places one can go to get such consolidated information on deep sea microbial life. This book is an excellent way for anyone to learn about just what goes on down there and an even better way for them to then teach their children or their classroom. Either as a primary reading source, or supplimental information to microbiology lectures, you absolutely can’t go wrong by including this book…And it’s FREE!

Excellent STEM resource

I am a scientist that works with microbes from the environment, and I am constantly looking for new resources to help kids and the public at large to understand what a microbe is, and why we care about studying them in the environment. THIS BOOK SOLVES THIS PROBLEM FOR ME! What a great, entertaining, beautiful, inspiring book! Thank you!

Where Wild Microbes Grow
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  • Free
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Science & Nature
  • Published: Oct 09, 2015
  • Publisher: National Science Foundation
  • Seller: Alice Feagan
  • Print Length: 17 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.1
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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