Without food, an animal cannot survive. With so many competing species, carnivores and herbivores alike have developed fascinating methods of finding the food that keeps them fat and happy. How do animals find food? lets children in on all the latest jaw-dropping, mouth-cramming, stomach-stuffing techniques, such as: pack hunting versus solitary hunting climbers that eat the succulent leaves found in tall trees animals that poison their prey animals that use lures to "fish" for their food!
Certain sea slugs have developed a remarkable defensive adaptationthey can use the stinging cells of the sea anemones they eat to protect themselves. Whether adapting over millions of years or in the blink of an eye, How Do Animals Adapt? examines the ever-changing world of animals. Children will thrill at discovering: why animals need to adapt animals that can see using sounds how animals use camouflage and mimicry to protect themselves how wild animals have adapted to habitat loss and learned to live in cities
The cat, with its grace, strength, and prowess, has been a source of intrigue and companionship for humans throughout time. In this comprehensive study, kids will learn about the bodies, habits, and lifestyles of large and small cats. Full-color illustrations and stunning wildlife photography accompany detailed text that covers: the maternal relationship between cats and kittens the unique features of a cats body that allow for agility and speed the similarities and differences between large and small cats endangered and vanishing cats
Dogs are believed to be the first animals to live with people as pets. What is a Dog? explains how these once-wild members of the animal kingdom still use their senses and instincts in daily living as well as in helping people. This book describes: the dog family tree a dogs body super senses the complex social order of dogs categories of dogs
Children continue to be fascinated by these prehistoric creatures. What is a Reptile? covers all orders of reptile from 10-foot long Komodo dragons to tiny, inch-long gecko lizards. Featured are such amazing reptile facts as: reptile bodies and senses their hunting and self defense techniques reptile homes and babies different kinds of snakes, lizards, chelonians, crocodilians, and tuataras dangers to reptiles
Marsupials are the only mammals that have a pouch on their body in which they carry their young. Most of these amazing animals live in Australia, where they have adapted to the harsh conditions of life in the outback. In What is a Marsupial? children will learn astounding facts about marsupials, including: the important differences between marsupials and placentals how kangaroos, koalas, wombats, Tasmanian devils, opossums, and bilbies are related how marsupials reproduce and raise their young the ways in which they hunt and feed why some marsupials are in danger
Whales, manatees, seals, dolphins, and sea otters are just some of the many mammals that have evolved over time in order to survive in the water. From Arctic waters to tropical seas, vivid photographs and surprising facts about these salt water mammals reveal: how these air breathing creatures have adapted to the water their underwater senses what they eat and how they raise their young cetaceans, pinnipeds, sea otters, sirenians, and polar bears marine zoos the dangers of pollution, commercial fishing, and poachers