Animals: Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, and Other Animals

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A Class of Their Own provides a close-up look at six major classifications of living organisms based on the most up-to-date scientific data. Using clear, detailed descriptions and stunning photographs and illustrations, each volume examines a specific kingdom or domain, the fascinating distinctions among its various members, and the ways in which each group's life-forms interact wit members of other groups, including humans.

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Overview

A Class of Their Own provides a close-up look at six major classifications of living organisms based on the most up-to-date scientific data. Using clear, detailed descriptions and stunning photographs and illustrations, each volume examines a specific kingdom or domain, the fascinating distinctions among its various members, and the ways in which each group's life-forms interact wit members of other groups, including humans.

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 the use of natural predators to control populations and preserve species and their environments.

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Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
Part of the series called "A Class of Their Own," this photo-rich book addresses the biology of animals and their many adaptations to this planet. Well organized and easily understood by middle grade readers, the writers provide a definition of animals in general, then start in the ocean, with the phylum Porifera, or sponges: "Sponges make up Porifera, the simplest and probably the most ancient of all the animal phyla. . . . Sponges are sessile for most of their live cycle, which means that they remain in one spot. In the past, this lack of movement caused them to be mistaken for plants." As the writers move to more complex beasts, their explanations also get more complex, but not confusing. They point out the similarities within each phylum so that one can begin to see the logic of the groupings. The brilliant photos and illustrations keep the eyes moving across the page. Although the series title is confusing because the term class is also used when grouping species correctly, this book is excellent. Backmatter includes a glossary, list of more information, and index. Reviewer: Amy S. Hansen
Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
Part of the series called "A Class of Their Own," this photo-rich book addresses the biology of animals and their many adaptations to this planet. Well organized and easily understood by middle grade readers, the writers provide a definition of animals in general, then start in the ocean, with the phylum Porifera, or sponges: "Sponges make up Porifera, the simplest and probably the most ancient of all the animal phyla. . . . Sponges are sessile for most of their live cycle, which means that they remain in one spot. In the past, this lack of movement caused them to be mistaken for plants." As the writers move to more complex beasts, their explanations also get more complex, but not confusing. They point out the similarities within each phylum so that one can begin to see the logic of the groupings. The brilliant photos and illustrations keep the eyes moving across the page. Although the series title is confusing because the term class is also used when grouping species correctly, this book is excellent. Backmatter includes a glossary, list of more information, and index. Reviewer: Amy S. Hansen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778753865
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: Class of Their Own Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,476,455
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Lexile: 1090L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: What Are Animals? 4

Chapter 1 Sponges, Cnidarians, and Worms 9

Chapter 2 Mollusks and Echinoderms 16

Chapter 3 Arthropods 22

Chapter 4 Fish and Amphibians 27

Chapter 5 Reptiles and Birds 34

Chapter 6 Mammals 40

Glossary 44

Further Information 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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