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Through a Termite City

Overview

Where would you find the queen termite?

How many termites live in a termite mound?

Why are termites importants?

You are about to go on an amazing journey. Grab your backpack and your notebook, and come with us to a termite city.

Use the map to help find our way thought the...

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Overview

Where would you find the queen termite?

How many termites live in a termite mound?

Why are termites importants?

You are about to go on an amazing journey. Grab your backpack and your notebook, and come with us to a termite city.

Use the map to help find our way thought the tunnels and chambers of this amazing structure.

Your field guide will tell you all you need to know about the termites that built the city.

Learn about how termites protect themselves when they are under attack from predators.

Describes the inhabitants, social structure, and activities of an African termite mound.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-5Telford and Theodorou organize their material in the form of a journey. The trek through a huge African termite mound offers fascinating glimpses into an enclosed world of an insect society. A combination of drawings and full-color photographs helps explain how the colony raises food, tends the queen, and defends its home. Small inset maps help orient readers to the section of the mound where the activities being described occur. The authors use a similar "you are there" approach to explore the layers of the Amazon rainforest. While their explanation of the forest structure is clear, the small photos can't compare to those in other recent works such as Jonathan Grupper's Destination: Rainforest (National Geographic, 1997). Librarians should evaluate their current rainforest holdings to decide if more material for reports is needed by students who have little or no knowledge of the subject. Through a Termite City holds more general appeal.Kathy Piehl, Mankato State University, MN
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403487919
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Series: Amazing Journeys Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.89 (w) x 10.53 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Journey Map 8

Outside the Mound 10

Guardians of the City 12

Building the Mound 14

The Fungus Gardens 16

Night Flight 18

Into the Royal Cell 20

The Brood Chambers 22

Under Attack! 24

Termites and People 26

Glossary 28

Find Out More 30

Index 32

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