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In the history of life on this planet, 99.9 percent of all species have gone extinct. But a few have survived almost unchanged. Author Rebecca E. Hirsch introduces readers to six living fossils, including the chambered nautilus, the horseshoe crab with its sticky blue blood, and venomous platypuses that sting, as well as a comprehensive explanation of evolution and extinction for readers who may not be familiar with the terms yet. Readers will...
A lynx creeps through a snowy forest. Its wide paws help it traverse the deep snow. This is one of many adaptations introduced in this title for young readers. Low-level text and vibrant images combine to teach readers about the physical and behavior traits that help lynx survive. Special features highlight the animal's range, foods, and more. Readers will soon learn what makes these reclusive cats so remarkable.
6) The inner life of animals: love, grief, and compassion : surprising observations of a hidden world
From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees.
"The Inner Life of Animals will rock your world. This book shows us that animals think, feel and know in much the same way as we do."—Sy Montgomery, bestselling author of The Soul of an Octopus
Through vivid stories of devoted pigs, two-timing magpies, and scheming roosters, The Inner Life...
7) Red Foxes
Red foxes are known for being cunning. In this title, young readers will learn how these smart hunters survive in the forest biome. Low-level text and vibrant photos will teach readers about the homes, foods, and adaptations of red foxes. Special features highlight the diet, range, and adaptations of these clever critters.
13) Brown Bats
Night falls, and brown bats take flight! These bats can eat their entire body weight in insects during a single night. In this low-level title, readers will explore how these bats are fit for their forest homes. Vibrant pictures, engaging text, and special features highlight the diet, range, and adaptations of the bats. This book will bring these forest flyers to life!
Chickadees are small songbirds with big voices! Their chickadee-dee-dee calls are heard in forests and yards throughout North America. This title introduces readers to the birds' homes and behaviors through simple text and bright photos. Additional features introduce chickadee foods, highlight related birds, and show off the bird's call!
Are zombies real? As far as we know, dead people do not come back to life and start walking around, looking for trouble. But there are things that can take over the bodies and brains of innocent creatures, turning them into senseless slaves. Meet nature's zombie makers—including a fly-enslaving fungus, a suicide worm, and a cockroach-taming wasp—and their victims.
17) Go Wild! Pandas
19) Great Adaptations: Star-Nosed Moles, Electric Eels, and Other Tales of Evolution's Mysteries Solved
"The irresistible enthusiasm of Great Adaptations couldn't come at a better time."—David P. Barash, Wall Street Journal
"Be very amazed."—Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words and Becoming Wild
How one scientist unlocked the secrets behind some of nature's most astounding animals
From star-nosed moles that have super-sensing snouts to electric eels that paralyze their prey, animals possess unique
In 1997, Gloria Grow started a sanctuary for chimps retired from biomedical research on her farm outside Montreal. For the indomitable Gloria, caring for thirteen great apes is like presiding over a maximum-security prison, a Zen sanctuary, an old folks' home, and a New York deli during the lunchtime rush all rolled...