Lobsters, Crabs, and Other Crustaceans

Lobsters, Crabs, and Other Crustaceans

by Daniel Gilpin
     
 

Describes the physical characteristics of crustaceans, along with their habitats, behaviors, methods of moving around, feeding habits, and life cycles. Various species are highlighted including lobsters and crabs.See more details below

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Describes the physical characteristics of crustaceans, along with their habitats, behaviors, methods of moving around, feeding habits, and life cycles. Various species are highlighted including lobsters and crabs.

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Children's Literature
What child hasn't paused to watch a common sow bug crawl across the sidewalk then coaxed it onto a leaf or twig--whatever's handy--in order to examine it close up? The common sow bug, from that perspective, becomes an amazing little armored creature. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to examine sow bug's fellow crustaceans, like lobsters, crabs, barnacles, and prawns, as easily? Readers can do the next best thing with this book that is part of the "Animal Kingdom Classification" series. This is a visually stunning book, showing what Gilpin calls the "insects of the sea" in gloriously colorful close-up, often microscopic, photography. Well-written text includes types of crustaceans, what their bodies are like, their prehistoric ancestors, where they live, mating behavior, feeding, life stages and, in some cases, mass migration. Entire chapters are dedicated to crustaceans that can only be examined under microscopes; large crustaceans, such as the Japanese Spider crab, king prawn, or North Atlantic Lobster; horseshoe crabs (not true crustaceans) that have not changed since dinosaur times; and barnacles. The final chapter features humans and crustaceans: the lobsters and crabs that people love to eat and perhaps over-harvest from the ocean and colorful creatures that live successfully in home aquariums. Text includes a simple classification chart, animal phyla chart, a glossary, further resources, and an index. Put this book/series in a public, school or classroom library and it is bound to get plenty of use. 2006, Capstone/Compass Point Books, Ages 9 to 12.
—Judy Crowder

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756516123
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Series:
Emotions Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
710,992
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
IG980L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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