9780764578311

The Marino Mission One Girl, One Mission, One Thousand Words; 1,000 Need-to-Know *SAT Vocabulary Words

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    9780764578311

  • ISBN10:

    0764578316

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-13
  • Publisher: Cliffs Notes

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Summary

One unforgettable story. One thousand unforgettable SAT vocabulary words.Alexa McCurry leads an ordinary teenager's life in upstate New Yorkuntil she embarks on a summer adventure in Central America. While working at a potentially boring internship in a marine DNA lab, she befriends a local boy, Jose, and a remarkable dolphin, Pecas. Together, Alexa and Jose uncover an ominous secret: Pecas' missing baby may be a captive at a marine biology facility. In a riveting tale of intrigue, Alexa and Jose work to unravel the mysteryand lead the reader on a vocabulary-expanding adventure.The Marino Mission is a fun and painless way to master 1,000 tough SAT vocabulary words. Why spend all day looking at lists of words and definitions when you can read a gripping page-turner that incorporates SAT vocabulary words right into the text? Even better, words are defined at the bottom of each page so you don't have to flip to the back of the book to find definitions. Plus, self-tests at the end of the novel help you retain what you learn and prepare for test day. Once you open up The Marino Mission, you'll hardly know you're studying at all!

Author Biography

Karen B. Chapman, Ph.D., grew up in upstate New York and graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Biology. She received a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Genetics from John Hopkins University School of Medicine and went on to complete postdoctoral fellowships at both the Pasteur Institute in Paris and at Harvard Medical School. Currently, she resides in Northern California with her husband and four young children.

Table of Contents

1. A Futile Request.
2. Captivating Creatures.
3. A Serendipitous Find.
4. An Old Maxim.
5. A Surprising Revelation.
6. Pecas’ Plea.
7. The Clandestine Mission.
8. Not a Nemesis.
9. A Contemptuous Claim.
10. A Conflagration Ignites.
11. A Stealthy Scheme.
12. The DNA Debacle.
13. A Moral Ambiguity.
14. Late-Night Liberation.
15. Friendship — An Eternal Verity.
16. A Preponderance of Evidence.
17. A Nebulous Future.
18. The Proverbial Invitation.
Vocabulary Exercises.
Vocabulary List.

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