Mangrove Wilderness: Nature's Nursery

Mangrove Wilderness: Nature's Nursery

by Bianca Lavies

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Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
The author/photographer's camera "froze" two-, four-, six-, and eight-legged creatures as they fluttered, scampered, crept, crawled, or swam about their business on the thoroughfares provided by the red mangroves off the south-west coast of Florida.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-An enlightening journey to Florida's swampy Everglades, focusing on the red mangrove. Remarkable, full-color, above-ground and underwater photographs provide great views and follow the food chain that develops around these trees. (June 1994)
Ellen Mandel
Former "National Geographic" staff photographer Lavies navigated her small sailboat among red mangrove islands along Florida's swampy, southwest coast. There she documented the underwater food chain that thrives around the mangrove roots, eyed a rat snake patiently stalking prey among the mangrove branches, and spied a variety of water birds that feast and nest in the shelter of the leafy mangrove trees. Whether silhouetting a white ibis perched on a branch at sunset or closing in on the mangrove's flowers and sprouting seeds, Lavies' often striking photographs accompany her informative, highly readable account of the diverse ecology of a mangrove wilderness. Especially important in tropical climes where the mangrove thrives, this book will also make a contribution to collections in other areas.

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Penguin Publishing Group
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Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
7.72(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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