Build Your Own Underwater Robot And Other Wet Projects (Westcoast Words $20)
While editing West Coast Mariner, Vickie Jensen collaborated with Harry Bohm, manager of SFU's Underwater Research Lab, on articles about underwater research vehicles. "Harry and I discovered we both grew up watching Sea Hunt with Lloyd Bridges!" says Jensen. Soon after, their two sons began to build miniature submarines together, whereupon Jensen and Bohm hatched the idea for Build Your Own Underwater Robot And Other Wet Projects (Westcoast Words $20). They printed 1,100 copies, allocating 100 copies for promotion. It's ideal for science fair projects. "Harry wanted to write the 'science for smarties' book he had needed as a kid," says Jensen, but she used her background as an author of educational materials to ensure the final product was accessible to all.