The Life Cycle of Mammals


How do mammals protect themselves? What is a narwhal? What is the largest living mammal? Expand your knowledge of these fascinating vertebrates in this amazing book!

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How do mammals protect themselves? What is a narwhal? What is the largest living mammal? Expand your knowledge of these fascinating vertebrates in this amazing book!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jodell Sadler
The Life Cycles of Mammals is a 48-page informational guide on mammals with great photos, facts, charts, and diagrams. Any reader who prefers nonfiction will enjoy this title for it investigates mammals from "what is a mammal?" to "how do mammals help us?" Gray talks about all mammal kind, from the great gray whale with the tongue a size of an elephant to the elephant, the largest land mammal, to the fastest, the smallest, and the loudest (that title goes to the howler monkey). This title also covers the three groups: marsupials, placental, and vertebrates. Kids wanting to learn about the elephant screw, and who eats whom, will enjoy this title. Readers will also discover which mammal goes flying, which are aquatic, and which mammal is a deep-sea diver. This book even investigates where mammals hibernate and who lives in the fast lane, and which ones spot food with huge, huge eyes. Also included are web site links, glossary, and additional book suggestions. Reviewer: Jodell Sadler
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432949884
  • Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree
  • Publication date: 7/15/2011
  • Series: Life Cycles
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,454,503
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan H. Gray holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in zoology from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She has taught classes in general biology, human anatomy, and physiology. She has also worked as a freshwater biologist and scientific illustrator. In her twenty years as a writer, Susan H. Gray has covered many topics and written a variety of science books for children.
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Table of Contents

What Is a Mammal? 4

What Are the Different Kinds of Mammals? 6

How Is a Mammal Born? 10

How Does a Mammal Grow? 14

How Do Mammals Move? 18

How Do Mammals Protect Themselves? 24

Where Do Mammals Live? 28

How Do Mammals Help Us? 32

How Do Mammals Spend Their Time? 36

How Do Mammals Have Babies? 40

Mammal Facts 44

Glossary 46

Find Out More 47

Index 48

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