Learn how scientists were inspired by locusts to create advanced anti-collision systems for automobiles.
Learn how birds inspired inventors to create gliders, balloons, and airplanes.
Learn how scientists have looked toward the kingfisher for inspiration in making high-speed trains quieter.
Learn about the similarities between cat eyes and reflectors.
Lean about the similarities between radar technology and a bat's built-in echolocation system.
When we think of wild animals, we don't immediately associate them with the cities we live in. But a closer look soon reveals that we share our urban environment with a great many untamed creatures. Heavily illustrated and full of entertaining and informative facts, City Critters examines how and why so many wild animals choose to live in places that, on first glance at least, seem contrary to their needs. How do those deer, raccoons, squirrels, skunks, coyotes, crows, gulls and geese-not to mention the alligators, eagles, otters and snakes-manage to survive in the big city? What special skills do city critters have that many of their wilderness cousins lack? Why have they developed these skills? And what are our responsibilities in ensuring that these animals can continue to share our city lives?
This overview of insects describes their basic characteristics and life cycles. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book looks at the way plants and animals in a particular habitat are connected and explains how plants begin all food chains and all animals depend on plants for survival. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book explains how plants and animals are classified. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book introduces amphibians and reptiles, including information about the characteristics they share and those that are different. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book is an overview on birds and how they are grouped according to common characteristics, including songbirds, waterbirds, flightless birds, fowl, and birds of prey. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book introduces the various types of environments in an ocean and along an ocean's shore, including rocky cliffs where hardy plants grow and the underwater communities of the coral reefs. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book explains how species have adapted to their environment over time in order to survive. Reading Essentials in Science.
Crustaceans, arachnids, and insects are part of the arthropod family. Reading Essentials in Science.
Fifteen-year-old Tim loves his job at his dad's pet store, partly because he gets to spend time with his best friend, a black cockatoo named Elmo. But things at work have been tense since the store moved to a larger, more expensive location. To make extra money his father rents out the store's exotic birds for parties and Tim is furious at this exploitation of his friend. When Elmo is stolen from one of the parties, the police are unconcerned about the theft. Tim and his new human friend, Sapna, set out to find Elmo and discover that Elmo is more valuable than they'd ever imagined.
Discover the vital role of disappearing wetlands and what can be done to protect and restore this resource.
Visit Ocean City to train dolphins and care for other animals in this graphic high interest book.
Take an in-depth look at animal life in this science encyclopedia.
Follow the adventures of Buck, a loving family pet, who is stolen from his comfortable home to become a sled dog in the Yukon gold rush territory. As Buck faces freezing temperatures, starvation, and cruelty, he learns that he must be brutal to survive.
This book discusses different STEM jobs that are found in an animal related field, from zookeeper to veterinarian.
La ciencia nos ayuda a entender el mundo que nos rodea, descubre el mundo natural con el tema de los desperdicios y el reciclaje.
En el libro se explica cómo la ciencia ayuda a obtener mejores animales para diversos usos.
En este libro aprenderás la importancia de llevar especies extranjeras a lugares distintos a su ecosistema original y todos los efectos negativos que pueden causar al ambiente.
How in the world do you classify the more than one million species in the animal kingdom? This fact-packed book divides animals into the major phyla, classes, and critical features. Fascinating case histories examine the discovery of new mammal species, the need to conserve endangered species, and using natural predators to control populations and preserve species and their environments.
A look at hummingbirds, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their ability to hover, behaviors, relationships with humans, and admired status in the world today.