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Minke Whales (Worldlife Library Series)
     

Minke Whales (Worldlife Library Series)

by A. Rus Hoelzel, S. Jonathan Stern
 

This top-selling series introduces the wild creatures of the world and examines the natural world. Good general introductions for ages 10+, these volumes contain the knowledge, personal experiences, and research of leading naturalists and scientists, accompanied by stunning photography. Unless otherwise noted (*), all volumes are sturdy paperback.

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This top-selling series introduces the wild creatures of the world and examines the natural world. Good general introductions for ages 10+, these volumes contain the knowledge, personal experiences, and research of leading naturalists and scientists, accompanied by stunning photography. Unless otherwise noted (*), all volumes are sturdy paperback.

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Children's Literature
This is a classy looking book with gorgeous full-page photographs. Unfortunately the text is dry and technical and would only be of interest to someone who needs specific information for a science report. The writing describes all the features of minke whales and all the subspecies that have been identified. There is no sense of wonder or mystery in this type of science writing; we are given facts and little else. Whale lovers will appreciate the wealth of serious information included, but casual readers are likely to think, "I guess I don't like minke whales enough to find this interesting." The book contains a good map of minke distribution, a single page of important facts and a bibliography, and most students will probably limit their research to these few pages and the terrific photos. This nature book is part of the "World Life Library" series. 2000, World Life Library/Voyager Press, $12.95. Ages 10 to Adult. Reviewer: Seth Berg
KLIATT
These handsome nature books feature gorgeous color photos, along with succinct texts that describe the animals and their habits and habitats. In Foxes, for example, the author, the Director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at Oxford University, discusses the origins of the fox, foxes of the world, characteristics, the search for food, sociability, and foxes and humans, and he provides distribution maps—along with mention of how he and his children have hand reared fox cubs. Frogs looks at toads briefly as well, along with examining a frog's life cycle, frog lore, types of frogs, and more. Minke Whales, by two biology professors, examines their food and feeding, evolution and regional differences, and migration, among other topics, while Salmon discusses the types of salmon, their life cycle, migration and homing, fisheries, and the predators and dangers with which they must contend. Lovely to browse through, with enough facts and figures to support school reports, these are suitable for all libraries looking to update their nature collections. (WorldLife Library) KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, Voyageur Press, 72p, illus, map, bibliog, index, 23cm, 99-089957, $16.95. Ages 13 to adult. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick; September 2000 (Vol. 34 No. 5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896584907
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
05/01/2000
Series:
Worldlife Library Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

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