Kids love animals, and sea creatures are no exception! Here is an alphabetical tour of ocean animals led by Seamore the seahorse. Each animal has a simplified alliterative description.
A step by step journey that will help you face your fears and move beyond them.Are you an adult who has always wanted to learn to swim but are simply too scared to try? Are you tired of sitting on the sidelines or the sand while your friends and family enjoy the pool or the ocean? Or have you just decided that NOW is the time to finally learn to swim so you can cross it off your Bucket List? If so, Learning to Swim When You're Scared is just the book to help you! Created specifically for adults who want to swim but lack the confidence to do so it focuses on the steps you need to undertake with simple, positive language and helpful illustrations.If you're looking for a short cut or the previously unpublished "secrets" to becoming a proficient swimmer then keep looking. Learning To Swim When You're Scared doesn't make unrealistic promises or offer a guarantee of success. Rather it gives you the tools you need to make it happen.There are many reasons why people are afraid of learning to swim - some are simple and some are complex. But that doesn't matter. You can conquer your fear and move beyond it as long as you are prepared to roll your sleeves up and have a go.Learning to swim as an adult isn't "easy" - if it was you would have done it already, right? That's not to say it's difficult either, you just need the right information to help you. Learning To Swim When You're Scared will not have you swimming laps in a magically short time frame, rather it's function is to prepare you for formal lessons by getting you confident with submerging, floating and kicking.Learning To Swim When You're Scared starts with some preparation: Pinpointing why you're scaredComing to terms with previous negative experiencesSome simple at home "baby steps" to get the ball rollingThe importance of a support personIt then moves on the nitty gritty - getting in the pool and your head under the water. Full submersion is the key to becoming a swimmer and it is a skill that can take time to learn. This book will guide you each step of the way. Once you can go under the water confidently it then moves onto other basic water skills inclduing: Getting your feet off the bottomLearning to float on the front and backThe correct way to kickWhile seemingly simple these core skills will set you on the path to becoming a proficient swimmer. Spending time and effort on them right at the beginning will pay huge dividends down the track.Everybody can learn to swim!Any lover of swimming and the water will tell you there is nothing quite like it. You don't have to continue being a non-swimmer just because you always have been. It doesn't matter how old you are, if you are overweight or if you have tried and failed before. If you are willing to put in the work you can do it.Don't sit on the sidelines any longer! Come on in the water is great.
Biomimetics is the idea of creating new technologies abstracted from what we find in biology. Ocean Innovation: Biomimetics Beneath the Waves seeks that technological inspiration from the rich biodiversity of marine organisms. Bringing both a biological and engineering perspective to the biomimetic potential of oceanic organisms, this richly illustrated book investigates questions such as: * How can we mimic the sensory systems of sea creatures like sharks, sea turtles, and lobsters to improve our ability to navigate underwater? * What can we do to afford humans the opportunity to go unnoticed by marine life? * How can we diffuse oxygen from water to enable deep diving without the risk of decompression sickness? Each chapter explores an area where we, as divers and technologists, can benefit from understanding how animals survive in the sea, presenting case studies that demonstrate how natural solutions can be applied to mankind's engineering challenges.
In light of mounting fishing pressures, increased aquaculture production and a growing concern for fish well-being, improved knowledge on the swimming physiology of fish and its application to fisheries science and aquaculture is needed. This book presents recent investigations into some of the most extreme examples of swimming migrations in salmons, eels and tunas, integrating knowledge on their performance in the laboratory with that in their natural environment. For the first time, the application of swimming in aquaculture is explored by assessing the potential impacts and beneficial effects. The modified nutritional requirements of "athletic" fish are reviewed as well as the effects of exercise on muscle composition and meat quality using state-of-the-art techniques in genomics and proteomics. The last chapters introduce zebrafish as a novel exercise model and present the latest technologies for studying fish swimming and aquaculture applications.
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