Animals Alive

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Animals Alive is an exciting exploration of animal life through the ages. A host of amazing animals are illustrated and introduced ? but why are some of them no longer alive? To explain this, the concept of extinction is laid out, with a look at the death of the dinosaurs and the world's other major extinction events. Looking to the present, the book also celebrates the diversity of life on Earth today. Animal profile spreads are packed with photos and include key facts, distribution data, and other awe-inspiring...

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Overview

Animals Alive is an exciting exploration of animal life through the ages. A host of amazing animals are illustrated and introduced — but why are some of them no longer alive? To explain this, the concept of extinction is laid out, with a look at the death of the dinosaurs and the world's other major extinction events. Looking to the present, the book also celebrates the diversity of life on Earth today. Animal profile spreads are packed with photos and include key facts, distribution data, and other awe-inspiring information. Using the classifications of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Animals Alive looks at the current threats facing animals on Earth and reveals how some species have brought back from the brink by conservation.

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Gr 3–6—This excellently crafted book begins with an overview of evolution and explains the need for biodiversity and each species's role in an ecosystem. The next sections include information about extinction and the threats that different species face, such as habitat loss, climate change, etc. The different categories include "Near Threatened," "Vulnerable," "Endangered," "Critically Endangered," "Extinct in the Wild," and "Extinct." The bulk of the book focuses on specific animals within the following groups: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates. For the highlighted animals, information includes a brief overview, the main threats to their survival, population, size, weight, diet, habitat, and lifespan. The last few pages give tips on how children can become involved by studying tracks and projects to create homes for frogs, bugs, bees, and birds. The layout invites readers in through the use of different fonts and bolded words, small paragraphs, circular quotes, and fact blurbs. Each spread has stunning photos of the animals and simple illustrations. A good choice for reports, and a great read for anyone interested in endangered species.—Samantha Larsen Hastings, Riverton Library, UT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756672133
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/21/2011
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 974,343
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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