Where Wild Microbes Grow: The Search for Life Under the Seafloor is a free eBook that introduces readers to the cutting edge scientific research that is discovering life in the unlikely habitats found under the seafloor. Readers will learn how scientists are making these discoveries, and some of the amazing things these seafloor creatures can do. The book is written in rhyming verse. It is beautifully illustrated by Alice Feagan. It is available in a PDF or an interactive iBooks version for iPads and Macs.
iPad and Mac users can download a free iBook version of Where Wild Microbes Grow. Along with the regular text and illustrations, this interactive eBook version include special videos, photos and other fun multimedia pop-ups that can be opened by tapping the screen.
Teachers and home school parents can use the book to teach concepts about habitats, the relationship between living things and their environment, the nature of science (including the integration of science and technology), seafloor features, and the wonders of microbes. Download a free PDF or iBook version and access free activities and educational resources at the JOIDES Resolution website.