Hardcover(1st U.S. ed)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871564689
Publisher: Sierra Club Books for Children
Publication date: 09/28/1994
Edition description: 1st U.S. ed
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.98(w) x 10.38(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Robert Snedden has written numerous books on science and nature for children.

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What do you think of when you think of a mammal? Perhaps this isn't a word you've heard before and you don't immediately think of anything at all. Every one of us sees some mammals every day. Many people keep mammals as pets. Cats and dogs are mammals, as are mice and hamsters. Many farm animals are mammals as well, including cattle, sheep and horses.

Table of Contents


What is a mammal?
Fur and hair
Keeping warm
Keeping cool
Mothers and babies
Growing up
Walking and running
Jumping, swimming and flying
Teeth and jaws
Scent and taste
The mammal ear
The mammal eye
Fellow mammals

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