All living things die. Fortunately, nature has cleaners that eat decomposing things. Scavengers, detrivores, and decomposers are three groups of living things that use the leftover energy in things that have died. From hyenas and vultures eating carcasses, to mushrooms feeding on rotting wood, to dung beetles rolling in animal waste, this book has it all in vivid color!
Fireflies arent the only animals with the power to glow in the dark. In this book, young readers will meet eight creatures that emit light from their bodies. Some use sparkling lights to attract a mate, while others create a sudden flash to scare their predators. Some animals even shine a light to lure their prey closeand then attack their unsuspecting victim! These are some of the surprising facts kids will discover in the amazing world of bioluminescent animals. Eye-popping photos and clear, simple text bring these one-of-a-kind creatures to vivid life.
Do some animals really have the power to transform themselves into something else? In fact, such creatures do exist. In this book, young readers will meet eight of these amazing, shape-shifting animals, including a sea creature that can pretend to be a rock, a caterpillar that can rise up like a snake that is about to strike, and a fish that can blow itself up into a big, spiky ball. These animals may take on very different shapes, but they do have one thing in common. They all use their shape-shifting abilities to scare off, escape from, or appear less tasty to their enemies. In other words, their special powers help them survive! Eye-popping photos and clear, simple text bring these one-of-a-kind creatures to vivid life.
Centuries ago, explorers brought hogs to the Americas as a food source. Some of these boars made it into the wild, where their offspring have managed to survive ever since. Wild boars will eat almost anything from garbage, to crops, to other animals. They can also spread disease. Read this book to find out more about how wild boars cause problems around the world and what experts are doing to find solutions.
Explores 12 things to know about invasive species. Includes amazing facts along with information about key problems and solutions.
This title explains the enormous variety of life on Earth and how it is all interconnected. Goes into great detail about the biodiversity within biomes, the threats the plants and animals within these biomes face, and the possibilities of extinction. Very detailed information on this interesting topic for students.
This title introduces students to the world of agriscience with in depth information on how animal science affects our daily lives. Also gives a wide array of careers in this growing field, from biologists to geneticists, to zoologists.