Sharks and Other Scary Creatures (Secret World Series)

Sharks and Other Scary Creatures (Secret World Series)

by Miranda MacQuitty
     
 

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A fun, yet informative series that offers a chance to delve deep into a wide range of fascinating subjects from nature, history, and science.

Full-color, fun, and crammed with facts, DK's Secret Worlds take a fresh look at familiar subjects with brilliant results! Kids age 9 and up can delve into a wide range of subjects from nature to history to science for

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A fun, yet informative series that offers a chance to delve deep into a wide range of fascinating subjects from nature, history, and science.

Full-color, fun, and crammed with facts, DK's Secret Worlds take a fresh look at familiar subjects with brilliant results! Kids age 9 and up can delve into a wide range of subjects from nature to history to science for researching school projects, sating a curious appetite, or just for the love of reading. Tried-and-tested Web sites and a mega-reference section are just two of the innovative features that will keep kids and parents coming back for more. Priced to collect, these dramatically designed books are a valuable addition to any child's bookshelf.

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Children's Literature
This small but information-packed book discusses shark species, shark habitats, shark senses, teeth and feeding behavior, shark reproduction, and close relatives of sharks (rays, sawfish, and chimaeras.) The "other scary creatures" covered are venomous marine life such as lionfish, sea snakes, blue-ringed octopus, and stinging jellyfish; pinching crustaceans such as lobsters and mantis shrimp; and "monsters of the deep"�creatures such as giant squid, deep sea oddities, and extinct ocean predators. Marine conservation issues are explained in an "Oceans at Risk" chapter. An excellent reference section covers fish classification, records related to the creatures covered (largest lobster, fastest shark,) lists of ocean organizations and aquariums worldwide, a glossary, and index. The text is interesting and informative, avoiding lurid accounts of "man-eaters" in favor of a well-balanced look at sharks as fascinating creatures beautifully adapted to their environment. Like most of DK Publishing's volumes, the color photographs are excellent and the graphic presentation is imaginative, although sometimes overly busy. This book would be an excellent resource for report writing in grades 3 to 6. 2002, DK Publishing, Turner
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Gladiators ate boiled beans and barley to build up their muscles, and fought about three times a year. A single shark may have 30,000 teeth in its lifetime. Julius Caesar used coded writing to keep his battle strategies under wraps. About one person in 25,000 can actually "hear" colors. These and other facts can be found in the Secret Worlds series, which includes books on apes, the body, bugs, code breakers, dinosaurs, explorers, Native Americans, mummies, sharks, and tornadoes. This colorful series appropriate for middle and high school libraries includes many facts and lavish color illustrations as well as top Web sites for each topic. Each book includes a reference section, index, and credits. Gladiators, for example, covers the history of Rome, the legions and their battle tactics, the Coliseum, the training of gladiators (some of whom were women), animal and Christian victims, gods and temples, and the decline and fall of both the Roman Empire and gladiatorial contests. The reference section of this book includes the emperors of Rome, a gladiator who's who, Roman numerals, nine Web sites, a list of gods and goddesses, a time line, and a glossary. The series is carefully researched, up to date, and engagingly written. (DK Secret Worlds).. KLIATT Codes: JS�Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2002, DK, 96p. illus. indexes.,
— Janet Julian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789485335
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Series:
Secret World Series
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 8.14(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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