This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes the types of mutations that can happen to animals and plants. Highlights how outside forces or random genetic mishaps can cause extra or missing limbs, color variations such as albinism, and other abnormalities.
This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes animals with amazing speed, strength, and senses. Explains how these adaptations benefit them as defenses against predators or as ways to find and capture prey.
This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes animals that seem to take over the brains of other animals. Explains how parasites can alter their hosts' behaviors to use the host for their survival.
This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes animals that drink the blood of other animals and even people. Explains how these “vampire” animals find their hosts and which ones usually spread diseases when they feed on human blood.
Think about grass, trees, flowers -- even the dirt and weeds -- all around you. Did you know these are the habitats or natural homes for insects, birds, and other animals? Not only are the plants important to Earth's animals, the health and safety of Earth's many different animals are important to your health. Learn why biodiversity is important, how the natural homes of various animals are being threatened, and what you can do now to preserve and protect our natural environment. Book features: Table of Contents; Glossary; For More Information including books and web sites; Index; photos and captions; charts and graphs; source notes.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of alligators, some of Earth's largest reptiles. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why alligators and dogs don't get along.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of bats, Earth's only flying mammals. Also included is a story from folklore explaining how bats helped shape the earth.