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Endangered Manatees

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Children's Literature - Judy Crowder
Manatees, those remarkable marine mammals that float, blimp-like, in warm tropical waters, are the focus of this book, part of the "Earth's Endangered Animals" series. This informative and affordable book tells young readers what manatees are, including species and subspecies names, plus which ones American readers are likely to encounter while visiting the waters off Florida. This book also features information about what "endangered" means and why manatees are considered to be endangered, rather than vulnerable or threatened. Simple-to-read text details manatee bodies and how well-adapted they are for swimming, manatee habitat, their life cycle, mating and feeding behavior. The book is filled with illustration, one of which is of a Stellar Sea Cow, a kind of manatee now extinct. Speaking of extinct, Kalman details how humans impact the manatees' world, as well as how people can help this engaging, gentle creature. Readers can find a glossary, an index and where to get more information in the back of the book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778719144
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Series: Earth's Endangered Animals Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,024,439
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

So few! 4
What are manatees? 6
Warm habitats 8
Built for swimming 10
Manatee food 12
Keeping warm 14
A manatee's life cycle 16
Manatee behavior 18
Hunting and killing 20
Unhealthy habitats 22
Underwater collisions 24
More problems 26
Helping manatees 28
How can you help? 30
Glossary and Index 32
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