Mammals

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There was a day, not too long ago in geological terms, when the only mammals were tiny, shrewlike animals cowering beneath the grass as the thundering footsteps of dinosaurs rocked their world. Now look! Mammals -- from dogs to dolphins and from chimps to humans -- are everywhere, and they come in a fabulous array of shapes and sizes, habits and means of locomotion. In MAMMALS, Discovery Channel explores the world of mammals and investigates humans' special connection with our animal "classmates." The more we ...
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There was a day, not too long ago in geological terms, when the only mammals were tiny, shrewlike animals cowering beneath the grass as the thundering footsteps of dinosaurs rocked their world. Now look! Mammals -- from dogs to dolphins and from chimps to humans -- are everywhere, and they come in a fabulous array of shapes and sizes, habits and means of locomotion. In MAMMALS, Discovery Channel explores the world of mammals and investigates humans' special connection with our animal "classmates." The more we know about mammals, the more we know about ourselves and our world.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780836832174
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Series: Discovery Channel School Science Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Mammals 4
At-a-Glance
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes 6
Scrapbook
Growing Up Mammal 8
Timeline
Order, Please 10
Table
The Mammal Hall of Fame 12
Almanac
SPOTlight on a Predator 14
Q & A
Never Cry Wolf, by Farley Mowat 16
Eyewitness Account
Life Among the Chimps, by Jane Goodall 18
Eyewitness Account
Magnificent Marsupials and Marvelous Monotremes 20
Picture This
(Not) Alone in the Dark 22
Virtual Voyage
Mammal or Not? 24
Solve-It-Yourself Mystery
No Offense, but You Really Smell 26
Heroes
Saving the Florida Panther 28
Scientist's Notebook
Call of the Wild 29
Careers
Mammal Mania 30
Fun & Fantastic
Final Project
The Last Living Mammal 32
Your World, Your Turn
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