Survival and Change

Survival and Change

by Steve Parker
     
 

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Did you know that the first horses were no bigger than rabbits? Discover how living things evolve or change over time to become more suited to their environment. Explore the fascinating world of living things, including the processes that keep animals and plants alive, and how people study them. Fact boxes that introduce the most amazing plants and animals are

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Did you know that the first horses were no bigger than rabbits? Discover how living things evolve or change over time to become more suited to their environment. Explore the fascinating world of living things, including the processes that keep animals and plants alive, and how people study them. Fact boxes that introduce the most amazing plants and animals are featured in this book along with colorful photographs that show the incredible diversity of life. This book includes a glossary and resources for further research.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-Concise introductions to the ways in which organisms adapt to environmental changes and to the scientific classification of plants and animals. The books have the same format: 13 double-page topical entries, each with several one-paragraph items; numerous captioned color photographs, diagrams, and charts; and interesting boxed "Did you know?" items. Survival looks at fossil evidence of changing conditions and explores scientific ideas on how organisms have evolved over time to survive and produce the wide variety of life on Earth today. Topics include speciation, survival of species under extreme conditions, species that have upset the natural balance of environments, the origin of new species, prehistoric life and fossil evidence of extinction, convergent and divergent evolution, and present-day threats to organisms and efforts to protect endangered species. Classification considers the system used by scientists to name and classify organisms; identifies the five kingdoms of living things; and very briefly introduces plants without flowers, flowering plants, invertebrates, and vertebrates.-Carolyn Angus, The Claremont Graduate School, CA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403488480
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Series:
Life Processes Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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