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Wolverine: Super Strong

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In 2007, biologist Audrey Magoun scanned the snowy Alaskan landscape from a small airplane. She was looking for a wolverine, an animal that she had been studying for the past 30 years. Suddenly, she saw a ball of brown fur below. Could it be the animal she'd been searching for?

Look inside to find out how Audrey and other Arctic researchers track and study wolverines-rough, tough animals that are always on the go. You'll also discover how wolverines are built to survive in some ...

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Overview

In 2007, biologist Audrey Magoun scanned the snowy Alaskan landscape from a small airplane. She was looking for a wolverine, an animal that she had been studying for the past 30 years. Suddenly, she saw a ball of brown fur below. Could it be the animal she'd been searching for?

Look inside to find out how Audrey and other Arctic researchers track and study wolverines-rough, tough animals that are always on the go. You'll also discover how wolverines are built to survive in some of the coldest places on Earth, how they hunt and protect themselves from enemies-and how humans can help save them and their icy habitat.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Pat Trattles
Wildlife biologists can spend years tracking wolverines and still sometimes have a hard time finding them. That is because wolverines are rare, live in remote areas, and are always on the go. Female wolverines roam over an area equivalent to the size of about 18,000 football fields, and males roam even further. Some wolverines cover twenty five miles in a day, which is about the same distance as someone who runs a marathon. In this book, part of the "Built for Cold: Arctic Animals" series from Bearport Publishing, young readers will learn how wolverines are adapted to live in some of the coldest places on earth, how they live and raise their young, hunt and protect themselves from predators, what we can do to help protect their shrinking habitat and much more. The layout of the book is such that lots of information is presented in a visually appealing manner. The text is minimal, generally presented in one paragraph accompanied by information packed sidebars and photo captions. Much of each page consists of full color photographs and graphics highlighting the text information. Behind the text, photos and graphics, is a snowy background, further emphasizing the cold Arctic climate. Back matter includes a page of wolverine facts, short discussion of the caribou and ptarmigan, two other arctic animals, a glossary of terms which have been bolded in the text, bibliography, suggestions for further reading, both online and in print, and a detailed index. Also included is a short "about the author" section. It all adds up to a great package for the nine to twelve year old biologist and at only thirty-two pages is ideal for the reluctant reader. Reviewer: Pat Trattles
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617721311
  • Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Series: Built for Cold Series: Arctic Animals
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: IG990L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

An Arctic Search 4

Wolverine Surprise! 6

Home on the Roam 8

What's for Dinner? 10

What's in a Name? 12

Fabulous Fur 14

Mighty Jaws 16

Follow That Smell 18

Communicating by Scent 20

Baby Wolverines 22

Many Threats 24

What the Future Holds 26

Wolverine Facts 28

More Arctic Animals 29

Glossary 30

Bibliography 31

Read More 31

Learn More Online 31

Index 32

About the Author 32

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