This new series of nonfiction readers will grab a student's interest from the very first page! Designed with reluctant readers in mind, these riveting 64-page softcover books offer short chapters on high-interest headlines. Each chapter is its own mini-book, which includes a timeline, key terms, and interesting facts. Fascinating black and white photographs keep the pages turning. A bibliography encourages further topical reading. Imagine being thousands of miles out to sea. The weather shows no mercy. Whether caught in a storm, shot down by a torpedo, or forced overboard by an angry crew, being stranded at sea is a frightening experience. Learn that we have yet to tame the oceans.