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Swamp

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The water is shallow and murky. The ground is squishy. The air is muggy, and the whole place is buggy. Millipedes chomp on rotting ferns and mosses. A dragonfly devours other insects in midair. The trees have "knees". . .there are manatees. . .quick, sly snappers and green flytrappers. With this book, you can explore one small square of a swamp from the boardwalk in a park. . .at a nature preserve. . .or at home. This is a welcome new addition to a critically acclaimed One Small Square science and nature series ...
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Overview

The water is shallow and murky. The ground is squishy. The air is muggy, and the whole place is buggy. Millipedes chomp on rotting ferns and mosses. A dragonfly devours other insects in midair. The trees have "knees". . .there are manatees. . .quick, sly snappers and green flytrappers. With this book, you can explore one small square of a swamp from the boardwalk in a park. . .at a nature preserve. . .or at home. This is a welcome new addition to a critically acclaimed One Small Square science and nature series for children ages 7 and up. Each book includes: Stunning full-color illustrations of each habitat and its creatures; Motivating experiments and activities, along with clear, diagrammed instructions and safety tips; A picture field guide to the habitat; A glossary-index and resource list. One Small Square puts a whole world in perspective for children, one small square at a time. Each book is a thrilling, up-close encounter with mammals, insects, plants, birds, fish, amphibians, bacteria, and the ecosystems in which they live. "Science education at its best."--Science Books and Films. Donald M. Silver is the author of more than 40 science books for children and teachers alike. In addition to the award-winning One Small Square series, he has written The Animal World, Why Save the Rain Forest?, Extinction Is Forever, and The Dinosaur Activity Book--all illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne.

Explores the richness and variety of life forms that congregate in a swamp, discussing their characteristics and the importance of their survival.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070579262
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/1997
  • Series: One Small Square Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 496,976
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald M. Silver is the author of more than 40 science books for children and teachers alike. In addition to the award-winning One Small Square series, he has written The Animal World, Why Save the Rain Forest?, Extinction Is Forever, and The Dinosaur Activity Book —all illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne.

Patricia J. Wynne’s illustrations have also appeared in Scientific American, Natural History, and The New York Times as well as in the highly praised books Hungry, Hungry Sharks, and The Human Body. Both the author and illustrator live in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.One Small Square of a Cypress Swamp--The Cypress Tree.Fly By or Bye Fly--The Fly-Eating Sundew Plant.Your Swamp Square and Notebook--Drawing Your Square and Recording Observations.If Knees Could Talk--Cypress Knees Anchor Trees in Soggy Soil.What a Gas!--Decay, Peat, and the Swamp &'grave;Megaburp''.That Sinking Feeling--Sphagnum Moss and Floating Islands.Mother is Watching--Mother Alligator, That Is.Out for Blood--Mosquitoes.One Small Square of a Mangrove Swamp.The Swamp Makers--The Mangrove Tree.Ins and Outs--Feeding in the Swamp.For the Birds--Pelicans, Storks.Saved by the Swamp--How a Swamp Can &'grave;Soak Up'' the Effects of a Tropical Storm.Hand in Hand--Fossils, Coal.
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