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Children's LiteratureThis colorful, photo-filled book examines the environmentally-important issue of identifying new species. Kelsey divides the book into seven sections. The first introduces the science of classification, including an explanation of current taxonomy. The next several sections examine the locations where new species are being discovered today, emphasizing the reasons why many fascinating creatures have long escaped scientific identification. This also shows the reader why conservation is important. Vivid photographs accompany these unusual examples from the rainforest, deep sea, and other extreme climates. Kelsey also notes that species are often identified from the past through new fossil discoveries. Finally, she encourages the reader to look closely at the biological world, reminding one that new discoveries of species are sometimes made even in modern cities. She also encourages the reader to consider a career in the biological sciences by including short biographies of a number of current scientists in the field. Dynamic, vibrant, and intriguing photography and page layout draw the reader easily into the fascinating world of biology. This book does an excellent job of opening one's eyes to the natural world in all of its diversity. Furthermore, it engenders a feeling of excitement in the possibilities of nature, by reminding the reader that the classification of the natural world is not finished. New discoveries are being made all of the time, and not just in exotic locations. 2005, Maple Tree Press Inc, Ages 10 to 14.