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Contributor(s): George, Gale
ISBN: 149942552X     ISBN-13: 9781499425529
Publisher: Powerkids Pr
    OUR PRICE: $10.00  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: January 2017
Annotation: Describes how some animals have adapted to catch prey, detect predators, and survive in the wild, profiling such animals as the poison dart frog, the cheetah, the long-eared bat, and the penguin.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Adaptation (Biology); Juvenile literature.
Animal behavior; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Zoology
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Environmental Science & Ecosystems
Dewey: 578.4
LCCN: 2016027350
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Spotlight on Ecology and Life Science
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 7.00" W x 0.25" (0.20 lbs) 24 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 188931
Reading Level: 4.8   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 April)

Gr 4–7—This ambitious series explores various ecology-related topics, making it a good starting point to introduce concepts like biodiversity, food chains, and ecosystems. Due to page constraints, volumes such as Habitats, Adaptations, and Life Cycles can only briefly introduce subjects that are covered more in-depth in other series. More focused books such as Inheritance, Natural Selection, and Interdependence pack in material related to genetics, mutations, survival mechanisms, symbiosis, and evolution. Scientists' contributions are noted, particularly the influence of Darwin. Humans' disruptive impacts, including pollution and habitat destruction, and the need for conservation, are stressed. Photos, drawings, and diagrams appear throughout. Curiously, some are identified as "primary sources," without explanation. Many are archival, but two cite Shutterstock as a source in Natural Selection. VERDICT A fine launching point for ecology and life science studies for large collections; those with smaller budgets may want to look elsewhere.

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