Explores the organisms involved in composting and the biological processes involved, including a breakdown of primary, secondary, and tertiary level consumers.
With tuxedo-like markings on their coats, Boston terriers always look ready for a black tie event. Add an irresistible personality to this fancy look, and it’s no wonder why the little terriers are the chosen company of many dog lovers. The Boston terriers in this book are sure to charm young readers.
This title highlights all the gross animals and the habits and habitats they thrive in.
Cane toads are known for their warty skin and poison glands. They were brought to Australia and other places to help control pests that were harming crops. Learn more about how the cane toad has gone from being farmer's friend to an unwanted pest.
Asian carp have big appetites and can leap out of the water when startled. They were brought to the United States from their native Asian habitats to control algae growth on fish farms. Find out what happened when some of these big, jumping fish escaped and made their way up the Mississippi River.
American mink have beautiful, thick, glossy fur. At one time, many were exported to other countries where farmers raised them for their fur. Find out what happened to native species when fur went out of fashion and many minks were released into the wild.
Starlings have glossy feathers and are aggressive competitors for nesting sites. Native to Europe and Asia, these birds were introduced to North America, Australia, and South Africa. Find out why these feathered invaders pose a threat to native birds species and farm crops.