Birds (Reader's Digest Pathfinders Series)

Birds (Reader's Digest Pathfinders Series)

by Edward Brinkley, Wildlife Art Ltd.
     
 

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Did you know that hummingbirds can fly backward? Or that the Greater Flamingo is pink because of the food it eats? With the turn of every page, you'll find answers to dozens of questions like these. Breathtaking illustrations, spectacular photography, fascinating text, and special features offer many paths to discovering more about the amazing and colorful world of

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Did you know that hummingbirds can fly backward? Or that the Greater Flamingo is pink because of the food it eats? With the turn of every page, you'll find answers to dozens of questions like these. Breathtaking illustrations, spectacular photography, fascinating text, and special features offer many paths to discovering more about the amazing and colorful world of Birds.

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Children's Literature
This entry in the "Pathfinders" series begins by defining birds and their unique qualities, the workings of early and later birds, the role of feathers, plumage, beaks, and feet, plus other aspects of flying and flightless birds. A second section presents "The Way Birds Act" and covers nesting, hatching and growth, food, hunting, and long-distance flying. A last section looks at various birds in their habitats, from city slickers to freshwater and deep sea birds, through jungles and woodlands. Like the Eyewitness Series, the page design is exhaustively busy with as many as a dozen places to begin to read surrounding the text. Most pages have "Word Builders" which define such words as "ornithologist" or "raptor;" "That's Amazing," which features bulleted facts that relate to or are independent from the text at hand;" and a "Pathfinder," which asks further questions about the page, such as the one on feathers that leads to three other parts of the book in which feathers and their uses are discussed. Smaller pictures allow for more information to be crowded into the pages, so that someone studying this book for awhile would have taught himself or herself a full ornithological course of behavior, identifying features, significant deviations, and habitats. A glossary and index but no other suggested readings are included. For committed enthusiasts, this book provides plenty of new and interlocked information, and for the newly interested, a place to dip into selectively without getting overwhelmed. 2000, Readers Digest Children's Books, Ages 9 to 14.
— Susan Hepler, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780794402648
Publisher:
Reader's Digest Children's Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/05/2003
Series:
Readers Digest Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.12(w) x 11.38(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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