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Eagles

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The world of eagles is a world on the wing. They swoop, soar, and glide. Eagles are masters of the sky, using their powerful wings to spiral up and up until they disappear from sight. When they're courting their mates, eagles use their strong wings to dance in the sky.

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, and life cycle of bald and golden eagles.

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Overview

The world of eagles is a world on the wing. They swoop, soar, and glide. Eagles are masters of the sky, using their powerful wings to spiral up and up until they disappear from sight. When they're courting their mates, eagles use their strong wings to dance in the sky.

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, and life cycle of bald and golden eagles.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Each book in the "Welcome to the World of Animals" series describes the animal in terms of wonder at what it can do and how it functions in its environment. While there are over sixty kinds of eagles worldwide, there are only two kinds found in North America. Short chapters tell where these two species of eagles, the bald and the golden, can be found, what they eat, how they communicate, what babies are like, and how they spend time. Unfortunately, the book assumes that most bald eagles live in the northwest coastal area while the golden eagle is found in Canada and the western U.S. But in field guides, both eagles are shown in winter or summer ranges, and as found pretty much everywhere in the U.S. and Canada. A report writer would easily locate habitats and other relevant features, given the functional index and glossary of this 32-page book. Interesting sidebars detail, among other things, how far an eagle might fly, an old Greek story, and the disproportionately large nests eagles build. Well-captioned close-up photographs picture various stages of eagle growth but only a quarter of them deal with golden eagles while the rest favor the bald eagle. A serviceable offering in the series. 2003 (orig. 1998), Gareth Stevens,
— Susan Hepler
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551107066
  • Publisher: Whitecap Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Welcome to the World of.
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 486,270
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Swanson specializes in nature writing for children. She is the author of many books, including Safari Beneath the Sea, which won the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction for Children. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
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Table of Contents

World of Difference 5
Where in the World 9
World of the Hunter 13
World of Words 17
World of Mates 21
New World 25
Fun World 29
Glossary and Index 32
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