Wild Dogs: Past and Present

Hardcover (Library Binding)
$17.05
BN.com price
(Save 10%)$18.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (7) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $11.72   
  • Used (3) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The author, a master of nonfiction, welcomes readers to the world of wild dogs with this fact-filled, educational title. The text's information on wild dog runs the gamut from ancient canines to those surviving in the modern world. Well-organized and detailed chapters cover dogs from North America, Europe and Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Australia, and Central and South America. Each chapter contains a map highlighted to show where wild dogs roam. A few illustrations and a plethora of close-up, quality photos enhance the pages. Facts about some of the dogs include weight, length, stature, height, and color for easy comparison between similar dogs in a species. Scientific names as well as the more common names are offered. Dog myths and legends are included. Sidebars deliver more knowledge. While the reading may be difficult for readers younger than 12, photos would hold their attention as they look through the book. This is a comprehensive "must-have" for libraries and schools. 2005, Darby Creek Publishing, Ages 12 up.
—Nancy Garhan Attebury
School Library Journal
Gr 5-9-This well-designed book explains how fossils and DNA are used to show the evolutionary lines from prehistoric canids to the dogs we live with today. In a relaxed tone, Halls conveys complex scientific information as she explains why some species die out while others survive and evolve. Common and scientific names are used, and an explanation of taxonomy as it relates to dogs is included. The author presents a wealth of detail through the accessible text; the informative captions, charts, sidebars; and the simple but clear maps. After a trip back 60 million years, Halls takes readers around the world providing photographs and facts about the wild dogs that live on each continent. She also addresses folklore and how various cultures have viewed these animals. The importance of conservation is emphasized, and an explanation of how the reintroduction of one wild species to a habitat can bring the return of others paints a clear picture of the interdependence among animal and plant species. The book ends, like it begins, with references to domesticated dogs, bringing science right into the lives of its readers. An extensive bibliography includes interviews, periodicals, and Web sites, as well as books. An attractive choice for reports or recreational reading.-Susan Oliver, Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library System, FL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581960273
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 832,487
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1010L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.44 (w) x 11.54 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)