A First Look at Owls, Eagles, and Other Hunters of the Sky

A First Look at Owls, Eagles, and Other Hunters of the Sky

by Millicent Ellis Selsam, Joyce Hunt, Harriett Springer

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Gr 2-4 Like others in the series, this simple lesson in animal observation and classification features a brief text and competent black-and-white drawings which demonstrate the distinguishing physical characteristics of an animal groupin this case birds of prey. Various species of owls and hawks as well as eagles and vultures are shown in realistic poses and silhouettes to demonstrate differences in size, wing and tail shape, markings, and other features. The discussion concentrates entirely on selected aspects of appearance and of flight as means of identifying these species. Information on behavior, other aspects of physiology, life cycle, and habitat must be found in other sources such as Lynn M. Stone's attractive Birds of Prey (Childrens, 1983), with its simple, informative text and color photographs. Selsam and Hunt's book is useful as an introduction to these species and as an exercise to develop observation skills. Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston

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Walker & Company
Publication date:
E. G. a First Look at...Ser.
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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