Whales

Whales

by Erik D. Stoops, Debbie L. Stone, Jeffrey L. Martin
     
 

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Readers are introduced to the blue, beluga, and humpback whales, and all their relatives, and find out everything they want to know about them in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format. All kinds of fascinating facts are revealed. Full color.

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Readers are introduced to the blue, beluga, and humpback whales, and all their relatives, and find out everything they want to know about them in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format. All kinds of fascinating facts are revealed. Full color.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-A clearly written and well-organized introduction to and overview of whales, written in a question-and-answer format. Full-color photographs appear on every page, amplifying the information. There are also pronounciation guides and many excellent full-color diagrams. The chapter on whales and people presents a balanced view of the difference between native peoples who hunt whales as they have for centuries without posing a threat to their very existence and the modern hunting techniques that threaten these creatures with extinction. A compact summary of the kinds of whales presents a good picture of the different families and species. The small, half-page index is spare but effective.-Frances E. Millhouser, Chantilly Regional Library, VA
Hazel Rochman
In a chirpy question-and-answer format with many fully captioned color photos, this provides a lot of information in small, accessible pieces. How does a whale keep from drowning? What is the dorsal fin used for? Why do whales get stranded? There are sections on types of whales, where they live, what they eat, how they reproduce, how they defend themselves, and finally, on why they are endangered and what can be done to help conserve them. Most of the questions are simple. A few are more difficult (How far away does echolocation work?). With thick paper, spacious type, and high-quality pictures, the design lends itself to browsing. Unfortunately, there are no sources or suggestions for further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806905662
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/1995
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.79(w) x 8.79(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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