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Sea Turtles' Race to the Sea: A Cause and Effect Investigation
     

Sea Turtles' Race to the Sea: A Cause and Effect Investigation

by Kathy Allen
 

Hundreds of tiny turtles struggle across a beach toward the water. Ther ocean envionment is making sea turtles animals on the edge of change. Discover how scientists are trying to answer the questions behind sea turtles' race to sea.

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Hundreds of tiny turtles struggle across a beach toward the water. Ther ocean envionment is making sea turtles animals on the edge of change. Discover how scientists are trying to answer the questions behind sea turtles' race to sea.

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Children's Literature - Leigh Geiger
Sea turtles are one of the oldest animal species still left on the planet. They are loved and worshipped by many cultures around the world. They spend most of their time in the ocean where they have very few enemies. So why are they an endangered species? In clear, well-written text, Allen describes a sea turtle's birth on land and the threats it faces, especially those from humans. Readers will learn about harmful chemicals, global warming and illegal consumption of sea turtles' eggs and meat. Although many new vocabulary terms are introduced throughout the book (e.g., "ecosystem," "reptile" and "nutrient"), readers will be delighted to find that Allen highlights each word within the text and then includes a short definition as a footnote. The same terms are later included in a glossary, but readers are much more likely to learn their meanings when the definitions are so accessible. Once the sea turtle's predicament is explained fully, Allen then discusses what is being done to save them and what we can expect in the future. Readers learn about conservation treaties, safe fishing nets, and studies to provide more information about turtle ecosystems. Full color photographs, each with a helpful caption, are included on every page. New vocabulary terms such as "reptile" and "nutrient" are highlighted and included in the glossary. Students will be most likely to use this text as a reference; it also includes a list of resources, a limited index and suggested reading, including Internet sites. Part of the "Fact Finders, Animals on the Edge" series. Reviewer: Leigh Geiger, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429654029
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Series:
Animals on the Edge Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
890L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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