Slithering snakes, jumping kangaroos, flying albatrosses, and swimming salmonevery animal, including humans, has its own unique way of getting around. This beautiful book explains the how, why, and are we there yet? of animals large and small across the globe. Topics include: how an animals environment affects its movement how an animals skeleton affects its movement unusual animal movers such as the water-walking basilisk how a parent helps its young move around
While humans are different from monkeys, apes, and lemurs, they are all primates and are similar in many ways. For example, primates make many sounds that humans make, such as sneezes, burps, hiccups, and even laughter! What is a Primate? identifies the members of the primate family tree and describes how they are different from each other. This book describes: reproduction, communication, and feeding the complex social structures of primates chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans, and gibbons Old and New World monkeys how people are different what is being done to rescue threatened primates from destruction by their human cousins
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
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!
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
Kids will be shocked to learn that arthropods outnumber all other animal species combined! They will also be fascinated by the variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and behaviors found among these invertebrates. Labeled diagrams and startling close-up photography will introduce concepts including: the similarities and differences among insects, arachnids, myriapods, and crustaceans the functions and features of an exoskeleton molting, metamorphosis, and other interesting body facts the crucial function of arthropods in food chains and webs
As the worlds largest land animals, elephants inspire awe in all of usan awe that has led to myths of might and memory. Despite its immense strength, however, the elephant is a timid creature that uses its power only to defend itself against predators. Kids will learn many facts about these gentle pachyderms, including: the social structure of elephants, in which the female is the leader the animals many, dexterous uses for its trunk the history of the elephants even larger ancestors, including woolly mammoths the dangers that poaching, loss of habitat, and the ivory trade pose to the elephants future